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ASQ's Quality Resources is your one-stop online library of information related to quality. Access 70 years’ worth of content for all experience levels.

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You’re the Boss


Gain the tools you need to become a successful consultant and oversee your own firm with You're the Boss: Growing and Selling a Successful Consulting Firm. This book focuses on the creation of a capital asset and independent wealth, not just the mechanics of consulting. It’s an ideal resource for both novices and seasoned professionals.

Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition


Gain a clear overview of the structure and tools of the Lean production system in this updated edition of a best seller. Author Dennis Pascal has organized his book around an image of a house of Lean production. You'll learn the concepts of visual management, Five S, and Total Productive Maintenance, the jidoka principle, and more.

Quality Progress: Five Whys and a Why Not

The five whys is a tested method for root cause analysis. It's a way of drilling down to the problem and asking "Why did it occur?" Yet consider adding a sixth why—“Why not?” Adding this new “why” forces the problem solver to test the root cause against the original problem.

Journal for Quality and Participation: The Expanding Roll of Quality Professionals

Explore the evolving role of the quality professional, based on the requirements described in the latest revision of ISO 9001:2015. Two potential areas for greater attention involve closing the communication gap, and planning how the quality management system can help address challenges organizations will face.

Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

There can be no freedom without the freedom to fail.

Eric Hofer

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Book: The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook, Third Edition

Today's quality engineers are often involved in the healthcare, finance, education, software applications, and other non-manufacturing sectors. The third edition of The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook provides new examples and illustrations covering applications in some of these areas.

Learn About Quality: The Plan-Do-Check Act (PDCA) Cycle

The plan–do–check–act (PDCA) cycle is a four–step model for carrying out change. It's great to use as a model for continuous improvement; when starting a new improvement project; when implementing change; and during a variety of other quality improvements.

Case Study: Improving Operating Room Patient Flow with VSM

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals used value stream mapping to identify and execute seven lean projects within the perioperative department over four years. Read about their incredible results, including shorter wait times and more efficient visits.

Webcast: ISO 9001:2015 for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Learn how to enhance your bottom line through customer experience. In this webcast, John Goodman, author of Customer Experience 3.0, defines customer experience and how it differs from customer relationship management and customer service.

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