February 2008


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Launch to Quality

by Widner, Tracy; Gallant, Mitch

After using different quality methods with limited success, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, implemented lean Six Sigma in 2004. Through all of this, leadership demonstrated a steadfast commitment to fully implementing lean Six Sigm...


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Efficiency Gets a New Identity

by Lin, Dennis; Wadhwa, Vijay

This article demonstrates the impact RFID will have on existing supply chain processes and the improvements RFID implementation will bring by comparing the benefits of RFID with those of barcode for various supply chain entities. The increases in data cap...


Educating Engineers

by Viles, Elisabeth; Martin, Cristina

Statistics is an indispensable tool for solving engineering problems. But many engineers are not exposed to problems that require the use of statistical methods until they start their professional careers....


Sharpen Your Auditing Skills

by Kausek, Joe

Effective audits require effective audit planning. One of the best tools to help guide both the planning and execution of an audit is the audit checklist....


Good Vibrations

by Foo, Luke T.

Modern quality management principles define quality as customer satisfaction with product and service. SCGC has a web page where guitar owners can have questions about their guitars answered by Hoover or Roberts. With employee empowerment accompanying goo...



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