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By: Ryan E. Day @ Quality Digest

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Although more than 140 years old, Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. has not stood still with respect to modernization. Colonna’s has made the capital investments necessary to improve efficiency and productivity—and those investments are paying off.

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By: Robert Napoletano

ASQ has recently offered a new certification, Certified Supplier Quality Professional, specifically for those quality professionals dealing with suppliers. Who are these professionals? Most often the “who” depends on the size of the company.

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By: Suzanne Schwartz

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which took place in October, the public and industry were encouraged to understand the importance of cybersecurity and to be vigilant when it comes to the technology we rely on every day, including helping patients remain confident in the safety of their medical devices.

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By: William A. Levinson

Sept. 22, 2018, is the deadline for registration to ISO 9001:2015, and this seems to allow organizations plenty of time to make the transition to the new standard. The good news is that, despite the radical changes to the standard’s structure, the underlying requirements are not particularly different. This means that no extensive overhaul of existing documents and processes is necessary. The bad news is that the transition must be performed well before the deadline, and ISO 9001:2015 is therefore closer than we think.

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By: Eugene Daniell

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There are very few individuals whose contributions shape an industry and help create a culture. Hobie Alter, founder and driving force behind what we know today as the Hobie Company, was such a man. His contributions to sailing and surfing are now immediately recognizable icons, namely the sleek twin-hulled Hobie Cat catamaran he launched in the 1960s.

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By: Stanford News Service

Most leadership advice is based on anecdotal observation and basic common sense. Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Kathryn Shaw tried a different tack: data-driven analysis.

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The U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, has named four organizations as the 2016 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement and innovation.

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By: Ben Rennison, Chris Greer

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By: Belinda Jones

Dedicated members of the PrecisionPath Consortium gathered recently near the UNC Charlotte campus for their fourth working meeting and Technology Innovation Workshop in Charlotte, NC. The Coordinate Metrology Society and UNC Charlotte pilot the industry-driven coalition to advance large-scale precision manufacturing (LPM). The meeting started off with a focus on the structure of the technology roadmap, followed by a discussion of its overall architecture.

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