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By: Jon Speer

If you’re in the business of developing medical devices, then risk and risk management become terms synonymous with your daily operations. Your overall task is to bring a device to market that not only provides a needed function to a patient, but is also proven to be safe to use—maybe even used by someone who is near and dear to you.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

Do we have another automotive cheating scandal? Could helping our economy be as easy as just paying our vendors faster? Last week’s Quality Digest Live contained answers to those questions and a discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest publisher Mike Richman. During the show, we covered:

How Speeding Up Payments to Small Businesses Creates Jobs

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By: Mark Whitworth

Layered process auditing (LPA) is a quality management approach increasingly used by manufacturing and service companies alike to address a gap in traditional product-oriented approaches. When properly implemented, layered auditing is the most effective way to ensure that processes consistently follow approved standards, which reduces waste and rework, improves quality, and drives cultural change throughout an organization.

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By: Donald J. Wheeler

Good measurements are like apple pie and motherhood. Who could ever be against having good measurements? Since we all want good measurements, it sounds reasonable when people are told to check out the quality of their measurement system before putting their data on a process behavior chart. Fortunately, this is simply one more bit of advice that is completely unnecessary.

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By: Catherine Beare

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Although efforts have been made to create policies that support a bias-free workplace, there is still a considerable way to go toward achieving the gender equality that organizations are striving for. Due in part to a lack of clear measurement and transparency, many companies and industries as a whole are still lagging behind in the effort to have women and men equally represented, valued, and rewarded in the workplace.

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By: Mike Richman

The first QDL episode of February was filled to the brim with timely news items, thought-provoking articles, and a great interview with Pam Bethune of DEKRA, who chatted with us about the meaning of “context of the organization” within ISO 9001:2015.

In case you missed it, on the show we took a close look at the following stories:

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

In case you missed it, last week’s Quality Digest Live contained some great articles and discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest publisher in chief Mike Richman. In the show, we covered:

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

In this run-down of technologies to watch, of particular interest to us was the concept behind Amazon Go.

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