Quality Features

Rodney Petersen's picture
Rodney Petersen
Acronyms. The world, and especially the government, is overflowing with them. You’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. People might even look at you funny if you suggested that you had one. I’m...
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Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland
As I noted in the first article in this series, organizational agility is becoming more important as organizations have to deal with more turbulence in their business environment than they did...
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Harish Jose
I had a conversation recently with a quality professional from another organization. The topic somehow drifted to the strict quality standards in Japan. The person talked about how his product is...
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Brooke Pierce
When Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), “risk” moved front and center as a feature of provider reimbursement models. These days, terms such as “at...
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Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland
The business environment is fraught with more threats and opportunities than three years ago, due to disruptive technologies, the internet of things, more demanding customers, and increasing...
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Dawn Marie Bailey
Should an organization embrace risk or spend millions of dollars a year to avoid it? How do you know when a particular strategy is best? Considerations for such thinking are covered in the...
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Donald Hillger
This year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Metric Association (USMA). Our mission is to help the United States complete its transition to the metric system. Although...
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Kevin Meyer
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Like most people, I maintain a fairly long to-do list of personal and professional...
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Barbara A. Cleary
Among the “10 top business trends that will drive success in 2016,” reported in an end-of-2015 Forbes article by author and consultant Ian Altman, was the point that “Top performing companies will...
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Lolly Daskal
Two men—one old, one young, both reading newspapers—were sharing a park bench on a lovely afternoon. The younger man asked his seatmate for the time, but the old man said, “No,” and went back to...
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Marci Crane
Of the myriad ways in which the Earth’s inhabitants could potentially be destroyed, a zombie apocalypse is undoubtedly one of the least impressive. Though a zombie apocalypse is decidedly scary,...
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Joby George
Having difficulty managing quality and quality-related data? You’re not alone. Many manufacturers struggle with this these issues due to paper-based or other disparate systems being used to track,...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
In the past two decades, I have been dumped by two friends who disagreed with my political opinions. The first because he didn’t like who I voted for in a presidential election; the other because I...
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Roger Lehman
Making decisions about mergers, change processes, or even hiring can be nerve racking. Leaders or managers need to consider whether they’ve covered every angle and every option. This includes...
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Erik Van de Loo
Making decisions about mergers, change processes, or even hiring can be nerve racking. Leaders or managers need to consider whether they’ve covered every angle and every option. This includes...
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Ryan E. Day @ Quality Digest
Sponsored Content Variability is an inherent part of the measurement process. Purely from a statistical perspective, there are no “errors,” just products and parts that are either in or out of...
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Timothy Woodcome
An integrated management system (IMS) combines multiple management system standards to which an organization is registered. The management systems are developed, implemented, and maintained via...
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Eston Martz
At last month’s Minitab Insights conference, experts from a wide range of industries offered some great lessons about how they use data analysis to improve business practices and solve a variety of...
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Harry Hertz
Yes, it’s time for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) to pay attention! Having recently seen an article in The Guardian about the new additions to the OED, it seemed a good time to take a somewhat...
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Eston Martz
If you were among the 300 people who attended the first-ever Minitab Insights conference last month, you already know how powerful it was. Attendees learned how practitioners from a wide range...