Publication: Quality Digest

First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Listen to Learn, Listen to Earn

I f you’re new to designing and implementing a voice of the customer (VoC) program, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering where to begin. There are a lot of components to consider as you dive in, from executive buy-in to organizational alignment ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bad Attitudes...

...Can lead to good innovationI give workshops on creative leadership for major organizations around the world. I always ask delegates, “What is impeding innovation in your business?” The answers often involve cultural issues such as aversion to risk, ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Toyota Kata: Obstacles Are Not Action Items

|  10/20/2014 That is why we ask, ‘What is the actual condition now?’About The Author Mark RosenthalMark Rosenthal is an experienced lean manufacturing/quality director and manager with more than 20 years experience implementing continuous improvement ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Compact Eight-Channel Type K Thermocouple Amplifier for Industrial Applications

|  10/20/2014 Converts low-output voltage signals to linearized 0 to 5 VDC output voltagesAbout The Author The Sensor ConnectionThe Sensor Connection , a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC, is an American company whose management has ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Take the Real WIP Test

I f you’re already using Personal Kanban or another kanban system, you are likely at least thinking about limiting your work in progress (WIP). You’re probably finding that challenging.We know that the more work we take on, the more our brains’ resources ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
Entities: Kanban, Taxes, distraction
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Goodbye, America

|  10/16/2014 This Scot uproots to CaledoniaAbout The Author Paul NaysmithAs well as being a Quality Punk and Improvement Ninja, Paul Naysmith is the HSEQ regional manager in the United States for a leading oil- and gas-well services company. He ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

NIST Laser Comb System Remotely Maps 3D Surfaces

NIST   |  10/16/2014 Applications for manufacturing and forensicsAbout The Author NISTFounded in 1901, The National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) is a nonregulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Headquartered ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Measure for Measure

Can a calibration system alone provide accurate measurement data?A critical aspect of managing processes is the ability to measure well. Confidence in the integrity of collected data is imperative to ensure that appropriate decisions are made about acceptable ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Long-Travel Extensometer Increases Precision for Soft Material Testing

Seamlessly integrated DSES-1000 provides precise displacement measurement(Shimadzu: Columbia, MD) -- Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has released the DSES-1000 long-travel contact extensometer, an easy-to-use and precise tool for measuring displacement ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

What Kind of Healthcare Leader Are You?

L eadership at healthcare organizations is being tested like never before. The move away from a fee-for-service model to a patient-outcome-based model means management has to get clinical-care teams collaborating in a whole new way.Your leadership style ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Leader Standard Work and Kamishibai

Mark R. Hamel   |  10/14/2014Leader Standard Work and Kamishibai Making LSW manageable when there’s just too muchA multinational manufacturer was implementing a lean management system in a phased manner within one of its facilities. The target facility ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Science Should Discover Deming

There’s a monster threatening scientific research. It’s called measurement.W. Edwards Deming was a frequent critic of quotas. One of his famous 14 points presented in Out of the Crisis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982) is “Eliminate work standards ... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]

Quotes

...On Sept. 8, 2014, IBC announced that its "100%-owned subsidiary, IBC Engineered Materials had been picked by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to provide critical cast components for the Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) on the much-acclaimed F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.” With contract values just over $2.0 million—for starters—IBC garnered a much coveted feather for their business cap and shared with Quality Digest how they succeeded in doing it."

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Bad Attitudes... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
Listen to Learn, Listen to Earn [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
Toyota Kata: Obstacles Are Not Action Items [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
Compact Eight-Channel Type K Thermocouple Ampli... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 18 2014]
Goodbye, America [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
Take the Real WIP Test [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
NIST Laser Comb System Remotely Maps 3D Surfaces [Published Quality Digest - Oct 16 2014]
Measure for Measure [Published Quality Digest - Oct 15 2014]
Long-Travel Extensometer Increases Precision fo... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 15 2014]
Science Should Discover Deming [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
Leader Standard Work and Kamishibai [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
What Kind of Healthcare Leader Are You? [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
SAE Convergence Conference on the Transformatio... [Published Quality Digest - Oct 14 2014]
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