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QP: Passport to Success

Quality Progress July 2018Steer your career in the right direction! In this new Quality Progress feature, author Larry M. Pope details five important aspects that have helped him succeed in his career: flexibility, being a good listener, having a calm demeanor, bringing value, and integrity. Which of these are most important to you and your work?

JQP: Innovation Creation

Even in 1999, innovation was on the front burner for successful corporations. Today innovation is the very foundation for organizational survival. Innovation Creation: Six Business Strategies that Build Breakthrough from Journal for Quality and Participation details cutting-edge thinking of the time around how and why to make innovation a central part of business processes.

Book of the Week: Integrated Management Systems

Integrated Management SystemsThis book expands the understanding of an integrated management system (IMS) globally. It not only saves money, but more importantly it contributes to the maintenance and efficiency of business processes and conformance standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001, FSSC 22000, or other GFSI Standards.

ASQ Certification Celebrates 50 Years

ASQ's first certification exam was held in 1968. Now, 50 years later, ASQ has granted nearly 500,000 certifications around the world and across industries. In this new video from ASQTV, four certification recipients discuss the importance of the certification in their professional lives.



Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Book: The Quality Toolbox

Need a comprehensive reference to a variety of quality methods and techniques? Look no further. Here you will find the seven basic quality control tools – including the fishbone diagram, PDCA cycle and Pareto chart – as well as newer management and planning tools. This updated edition also offers instructions and tips for generating and organizing ideas, evaluating ideas, analyzing processes, determining root causes, planning, and basic data-handling and statistics.

Learn About Quality: DMAIC

DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) is a data-driven quality strategy used to improve processes. It is an integral part of a Six Sigma initiative, but in general can be implemented as a standalone quality improvement procedure or as part of other process improvement initiatives such as lean.

APQC Report: What Drives Quality Setbacks?

Quality depends on the right information being in the right hands at the right time. This APQC report – built on the findings of the 2016 ASQ Global State of Quality Report – focuses on the quality-related setbacks that can occur within organizations and best practices to employ to help reduce setbacks.

Learn About Standards: ISO Series

Standards are vital to the bottom line in every organization. Standards are business tools that can, and should, be managed alongside quality, safety, IP and environmental policies. When used correctly, they can help lead to lower costs, fewer errors, and a reduced time to market. Some popular standards are ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 19011 (Auditing), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).

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