Publication: Quality Digest

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Four Reasons to Automate Your Employee Training Process

It makes sense to integrate training management into the system where employee data are storedT his is the fourth installment in our six-part series on how automating common business processes with a quality management system (QMS) can benefit your organization. ... [Published Quality Digest - 5 hours ago]
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Blind Wine, Part 1

A lready relaxed on his first day in Napa, Brutus and his wife, Suzy, decide to visit their favorite winery just before lunch to taste its new Cabernet Sauvignon. The owner recognizes them as they walk in the door and seats them on the patio overlooking ... [Published Quality Digest - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Owner, Winemaker, BlackBerry
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Lean Leadership Attributes, Part Two

Leaders serve their employees, not their supervisorsEditor’s note: This article, as well as part one from last week, discusses topics covered at greater length in a new streaming-video training series, “Enhancing and Sustaining Lean Improvements While ... [Published Quality Digest - 8 hours ago]
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More Common Cause Subtlety

You’ve got a chart, and it’s common cause. Now what?I was teaching a class and asked participants to create a control chart of an indicator that was important to them. A lab supervisor presented me with a chart on the number of procedures her department ... [Published Quality Digest - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Using SPC Software to Enhance Your Production Supply Chain

|  07/24/2014 A well-configured system aids manufacturers and suppliers alikeAbout The Author Danei EdelenDanei Edelen has worked in software and quality for more than 20 years, most recently as product marketing manager for Zontec Inc. Edelen is ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Calibration and Metrology: Old School Ain’t All Bad

Don’t wait for a measurement meltdown to assess your calibration program’s effectivenessI started out my day with a quick chat with a colleague about a client project she is working on. It concerns calibration, and I could hear the tone of a righteous ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

On Lesser Gods and Devils

|  07/24/2014 It’s possible to learn from anybodyAbout The Author Matthew BarsalouMatthew Barsalou is an engineering quality expert in BorgWarner Turbo Systems Engineering GmbH’s global engineering excellence department. He is an ASQ-certified Six ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Lean Leadership Attributes, Part One

Editor’s note: This article, as well as part two coming next week, discusses topics covered at greater length in a new streaming-video training series, “Enhancing and Sustaining Lean Improvements While Adding Spark to the Quality Management System” by ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Identify Your Employees by the Theory of 21

|  07/23/2014 Pinpoint staff that make things happenAbout The Author Chuck ReavesChuck Reaves , CSP, CPAE, CSO helps companies raise their prices and volumes simultaneously through innovative processes, tools, and training. His presentations on sales ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: AT&T Inc, Training
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Questioning Protocol

|  07/23/2014 Engaging patients in a changing healthcare systemAbout The Author Christine SchaeferChristine Schaefer joined the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in 2005 after nearly 15 years in nonprofit publishing, largely editing education-related ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Protecting the Global Drug Supply

, when President Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), a group of colleagues and I have had an urgent mission: implement Title VII of the statute. This section gave the FDA new authority to better protect the ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

What Is the Cost of Quality?

|  07/23/2014 Quibble about the definition. What matters is what you do about it.About 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- ... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]

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Calibration and Metrology: Old School Ain’t All... [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
Lean Leadership Attributes, Part One [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
On Lesser Gods and Devils [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
What Is the Cost of Quality? [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
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Questioning Protocol [Published Quality Digest - Jul 23 2014]
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