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Editor's Picks

What's the Big Deal with Big Data?

Quality Progress September 2017 Cover: Big Data

Experts say big data analytics and standardization are the next big thing in quality. More and more organizations are noting the important role this new trend plays in today’s marketplaces. Quality professionals are observing the shift and seeing how it can apply to their practice. The good news is big data offers big opportunities for both organizations and individuals, especially those in data-intensive environments. Get the scoop in September's Quality Progress.

Technometrics: Calls for Editor

The American Statistical Association and ASQ invite nominations and applications for editor of Technometrics. The journal contributes to the development and use of statistical methods in physical, chemical, and engineering sciences as well as information sciences and technology. The new Editor will serve from 2020 through 2022, with the transition beginning in 2019. Please read the full release for more information. 

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook

Developed by the ASQ Biomedical Division, this book helps promote the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies in the biomedical community. This new edition has been re-organized to align more closely with the 2013 exam body of knowledge. This book is a helpful resource for those preparing to take their Certified Biomedical Auditor exam. It's also a great reference for those involved in biomedical management, control, and process safety.

Quality Classic: Innovation Creation

Even in 1999, innovation was on the front burner for successful corporations. Today, especially, innovation isn't a luxury. It's 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.

Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

World-class leaders work for their people. 
Chang, Labovitz, and Rosansky

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Quality Tool: Force Field Analysis

The force field analysis was created by socio-psychologist Kurt Lewin in the 1940s and is still popular today. It is based on the assumption that any situation is the result of forces for and against the current state being in equilibrium. Countering the opposing forces and/or increasing the favorable forces will help induce a change. 

Book:  The ASQ Auditing Handbook

This popular auditing handbook addresses common auditing methods (including quality, environmental, safety, and more) and process auditing. It's designed to provide practical guidance for system and process auditors. Practitioners in the field provided content, example audit situations, stories, and review comments as the handbook evolved. Great for new and experienced auditors alike.

Learn About Standards: ISO Standards

Standards are vital to the bottom line in every organization. Standards are business tools that are 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. Popular standards include ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 19011 (Auditing), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management). 

Article: Blueprint for Success

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has a long and successful history as a preventive action risk management tool for many products and industries. One area in which FMEA has not been often used is in corporate real estate construction and management. Learn how you can use FMEA to capital projects in architecture and construction as a blueprint for success in Six Sigma Forum Magazine.

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