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By: Matthew Pasek

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By: Mike Richman

Happy New Year one and all!

In case you missed it, our first 2017 episode of Quality Digest Live contained some great articles and discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest editor in chief Dirk Dusharme. In the show, we covered:

“Drop in LED Prices Drives Manufacturers Away”

LED lightbulbs are a benefit for consumers, but also create an economic hit for manufacturers such as GE.

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By: Pat Toth

They say opposites attract. Although my husband and I have many important things in common, we are complete opposites in one area. He’s a “risk taker,” and I’m... well, not so much. Rather than being labeled as “risk averse,” I prefer the term “caution giver.”

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By: Penelope B. Prime

Chinese goods seem to be everywhere these days. Consider this: At the Olympics in Rio this summer, Chinese companies supplied the mascot dolls; much of the sports equipment; the security surveillance system; and the uniforms for the volunteers, technical personnel, and even the torch-bearers.

By: Stefan Geib

With more than 70,000 chemicals currently in common use—and 1,000 new chemicals coming into use every year—maintaining and managing their effective, appropriate, and responsible use is a challenging task. Cost, process, regulatory, and safety issues converge to make chemical management a critical, complex, and cumbersome activity.

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By: Michael Causey

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hit hospitals and other healthcare delivery networks hard in the pocketbook with a wave of big fines zeroing in on security risk management issues between July and October. Is this the end of the fine tsunami? Don’t bet on it.

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By: Kyle Pheland, Belinda Jones

Change is inevitable in every organization. Planned or not, forces inside and outside the enterprise can sometimes encumber a workforce and lead to nonvalue-added processes. Growing spurts, major technology implementations, or even small supply-chain organizational projects can present more issues than expected. However, when a company has a proactive improvement program in place, one that uses lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles and tools, potential roadblocks can be identified and eliminated.

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By: Michael A. Witt

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one here.

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By: Martin Green

I think curiosity is at the root of all scientific careers. That, and insecurity. In my formative years, I felt compelled to assign a rational explanation to everything. I didn’t know it then, but I was practicing to be a scientist—and having lots of fun.

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