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Quality Digest, a Millennium 360 company, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources in quality management, international standards, metrology, manufacturing, statistics, healthcare, services, and sustainability. We are committed to assisting our readers in their quest for continuous improvement by offering live broadcast events, developing video content, enhanced webinars, and edito

Quality Digest, a Millennium 360 company, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources in quality management, international standards, metrology, manufacturing, statistics, healthcare, services, and sustainability. We are committed to assisting our readers in their quest for continuous improvement by offering live broadcast events, developing video content, enhanced webinars, and edito

Unleashing Capacity at Heineken México With Systems Thinking
06/22/2021
Unleashing Capacity at Heineken México With Systems Thinking

Unleashing Capacity at Heineken México With Systems Thinking

First published June 7, 2021, on MIT News. It’s no secret that a manufacturer’s ability to maintain and, ideally, increase production capability is the basis for long-run competitive success. But discovering a way to significantly increase production without buying a single piece of new equipmen...

Employees Are Feeling Burned Over Broken Work-From-Home Promises
06/22/2021
Employees Are Feeling Burned Over Broken Work-From-Home Promises

Employees Are Feeling Burned Over Broken Work-From-Home Promises

As vaccinations and relaxed health guidelines make returning to the office a reality for more companies, there seems to be a disconnect between managers and their workers about remote work.

Tiny Particles Power Chemical Reactions
06/22/2021
Tiny Particles Power Chemical Reactions

Tiny Particles Power Chemical Reactions

First published June 7, 2021, on MIT News. MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding them.

Preparing for Reentry Into the Physical Workplace: Lessons From NASA
06/22/2021
Preparing for Reentry Into the Physical Workplace: Lessons From NASA

Preparing for Reentry Into the Physical Workplace: Lessons From NASA

Astronaut crews living and working in space experience as a matter of course what many of us experienced unexpectedly during the coronavirus pandemic. Consider these similarities. Astronauts are physically isolated for a long period of time from family, friends, and the majority of their work collea...

Team Dysfunction Isn’t Caused by the Team
06/22/2021
Team Dysfunction Isn’t Caused by the Team

Team Dysfunction Isn’t Caused by the Team

In my work in collaboration and team effectiveness, I am sometimes approached about helping with a “dysfunctional team.” People use the word “dysfunction” liberally and can mean various things by it. I’ve learned some lessons about team dysfunction, and the most important one is that it is...

Volume Graphics’ Industrial CT Software v. 3.5 Helps Detect and Correct Design Flaws, Manufacturability Issues
06/17/2021
Volume Graphics’ Industrial CT Software v. 3.5 Helps Detect and Correct Design Flaws, Manufacturability Issues

Volume Graphics’ Industrial CT Software v. 3.5 Helps Detect and Correct Design Flaws, Manufacturability Issues

(Volume Graphics: Charlotte, NC) -- The latest version of Volume Graphics’ high-end computed tomography (CT) data analysis software suite, v. 3.5, brings enhanced capabilities to manufacturers looking for better ways to inspect parts and improve designs—however they are made.

Pushing Past the Strategic Sweet Spot: Incorporating Your Customer’s Perspective
06/17/2021
Pushing Past the Strategic Sweet Spot: Incorporating Your Customer’s Perspective

Pushing Past the Strategic Sweet Spot: Incorporating Your Customer’s Perspective

Total quality management (TQM) was in vogue during my undergraduate years and early career in industrial engineering. The United States was catching up to the Japanese in manufacturing production as their Toyota vehicles outperformed our Fords. A company couldn’t deliver a competitive product with...

ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout CT Now Available at Exact Metrology
06/16/2021
ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout CT Now Available at Exact Metrology

ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout CT Now Available at Exact Metrology

(Exact Metrology: Cincinnati) -- Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, has recently installed a ZEISS METROTOM 6 scout, formally known as a GOM CT, scanner at their facility in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Reducing Muda in Water Filtration for Cooling Towers and Industrial Applications
06/16/2021
Reducing Muda in Water Filtration for Cooling Towers and Industrial Applications

Reducing Muda in Water Filtration for Cooling Towers and Industrial Applications

To enable raw water for use as cooling water, industrial facilities such as power, processing, and manufacturing plants prefilter raw water from rivers, lakes, gulfs, and coastlines to remove organic, aquatic, and other solids. It’s not as simple as it sounds. The cooling water is typically used i...

What Is Fault Tree Analysis and How To Perform It
06/16/2021
What Is Fault Tree Analysis and How To Perform It

What Is Fault Tree Analysis and How To Perform It

Many techniques can be used to find the root causes of asset failures and other important events we want to analyze. Fault tree analysis is one of those techniques, and it is being utilized by many different companies to improve system reliability. This guide aims to give a basic to intermediate int...

Nikon Metrology’s Industrial Microfocus X-ray CT Inspection Solutions With New Offset CT Reconstruction Algorithm
06/15/2021
Nikon Metrology’s Industrial Microfocus X-ray CT Inspection Solutions With New Offset CT Reconstruction Algorithm

Nikon Metrology’s Industrial Microfocus X-ray CT Inspection Solutions With New Offset CT Reconstruction Algorithm

(Nikon Metrology: Brighton, MI) -- When using X-ray CT (computed tomography) for nondestructive quality control of larger components like aluminum castings or battery modules for electrical vehicles, the challenge is to shorten inspection cycle times without compromising resolution.

Truly and Virtually Inspiring: The First Virtual Quest for Excellence Conference
06/15/2021
Truly and Virtually Inspiring: The First Virtual Quest for Excellence Conference

Truly and Virtually Inspiring: The First Virtual Quest for Excellence Conference

Each year after the Quest for Excellence Conference, I sift through my notes and try to identify themes I have heard in the presentations of the new Baldrige Award recipients. The most recent summary was after the 2019 conference (the 2021 conference included recipients from the last two years).

Want to Teach Older Workers New Skills?
06/15/2021
Want to Teach Older Workers New Skills?

Want to Teach Older Workers New Skills?

If you’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy, then you’ve gotten a peek into the complex hierarchies that rule a hospital. Over 17 seasons, the show’s eponymous heroine, Meredith Grey, ascends from a lowly intern to chief of general surgery, learning from the presiding residents and older surgeons along...

Differential Privacy Bugs and Why They’re Hard to Find
06/14/2021
Differential Privacy Bugs and Why They’re Hard to Find

Differential Privacy Bugs and Why They’re Hard to Find

In previous articles we have explored what differential privacy is, how it works, and how to answer questions about data in ways that protect privacy. All of the algorithms we’ve discussed have been demonstrated via mathematical proof to be effective for protecting privacy.

How Food Processors Can Improve FDA Compliance and Productivity at the Same Time
06/14/2021
How Food Processors Can Improve FDA Compliance and Productivity at the Same Time

How Food Processors Can Improve FDA Compliance and Productivity at the Same Time

To meet increasingly strict compliance standards, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), food processors now regularly use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing to monitor equipment surfaces for microbial growth.

Are You Falling for the Myth of ‘Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail?’
06/14/2021
Are You Falling for the Myth of ‘Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail?’

Are You Falling for the Myth of ‘Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail?’

Quality professionals are often told that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” You might be surprised to learn that this phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst. Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high...

Delivering on the Promise of Delivery, Part 1
06/10/2021
Delivering on the Promise of Delivery, Part 1

Delivering on the Promise of Delivery, Part 1

With recent disruptions critically impacting the automotive supply chain and costing manufacturers millions in lost production and sales, it is clear that supply delivery issues now need the same level of attention as vehicle safety and quality.

Want to Become a Better Leader?
06/10/2021
Want to Become a Better Leader?

Want to Become a Better Leader?

When Wharton management professor Adam Grant sat down to write his new book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know (Virgin Digital, 2021), he wanted to make the case for why executives should reconsider their approaches to how to manage people in a modern workplace and embrace new ...

Sentinel System Monitors Environmental Changes Impacting Clean Room Conditions
06/09/2021
Sentinel System Monitors Environmental Changes Impacting Clean Room Conditions

Sentinel System Monitors Environmental Changes Impacting Clean Room Conditions

(Sensaphone: Aston, PA) -- The Sentinel system from Sensaphone is ideal for manufacturing and research process facilities that require a controlled environment or designated clean room to ensure that factors like temperature, airflow, humidity, and airborne particulates do not compromise products.

How Important Is High Speed in Robotic Assembly?
06/09/2021
How Important Is High Speed in Robotic Assembly?

How Important Is High Speed in Robotic Assembly?

In 2017, in response to a Boston Dynamics video, billionaire Elon Musk infamously tweeted, “This is nothing. In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it. Sweet dreams….” Whether or not Musk’s ominous prediction comes true for Atlas (the robot in the vide...

How to Retain Brand Trust and Value With a Digital-Only Presence
06/09/2021
How to Retain Brand Trust and Value With a Digital-Only Presence

How to Retain Brand Trust and Value With a Digital-Only Presence

It has been more than a year since retailers were forced to temporarily shut their doors or put in place restrictions to limit the in-store experience. Now, as we return to some semblance of normality, it’s essential that trust and brand value are retained for those operating a digital-only presen...

Product Inspection: X-ray Industry Capabilities Increase Two-Fold
06/08/2021
Product Inspection: X-ray Industry Capabilities Increase Two-Fold

Product Inspection: X-ray Industry Capabilities Increase Two-Fold

(ABM Equipment: Vancouver, WA) -- ABM Equipment is detecting foreign material half the size previously possible for the industry using new hardware and software from Eagle. With a mix of improved detector boards, generators, and algorithms, contaminants as small as 0.3 mm are detectable in some prod...

Do CEOs Matter?
06/08/2021
Do CEOs Matter?

Do CEOs Matter?

As a young man of 20 in his first job at a state-owned enterprise in China, Guoli Chen found senior management fascinating, but not in a good way. His boss’s boss did very little—unless one counts reading newspapers, drinking tea, and gossiping as work.

Marposs Announces Simple, Turnkey System for Leak Testing of Blood Lines
06/07/2021
Marposs Announces Simple, Turnkey System for Leak Testing of Blood Lines

Marposs Announces Simple, Turnkey System for Leak Testing of Blood Lines

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a world leader in measurement, inspection, and test technologies, has announced the availability of its Tecna T2 leak tester and AV10 test fixture solution developed specifically for verifying the integrity of medical blood lines.

Workloads of Counting Queries: Enabling Rich Statistical Analyses With Differential Privacy
06/07/2021
Workloads of Counting Queries: Enabling Rich Statistical Analyses With Differential Privacy

Workloads of Counting Queries: Enabling Rich Statistical Analyses With Differential Privacy

To date, this series focused on relatively simple data analyses, such as learning one summary statistic about our data at a time. In reality, we’re often interested in a slightly more sophisticated analysis, so we can learn multiple trends and takeaways at once and paint a richer picture of our da...

Cutting Costs With Smart Reusable Plastic Containers
06/07/2021
Cutting Costs With Smart Reusable Plastic Containers

Cutting Costs With Smart Reusable Plastic Containers

Automation in the fresh produce sector is standard fare these days. What may not be so standard are the containers that get the produce from farm to market. The quality of produce containers has a direct impact on the quality of the produce—and maximizing profit margins for produce distributors an...

Zetec Introduces the EMERALD Phased Array Ultrasound System
06/07/2021
Zetec Introduces the EMERALD Phased Array Ultrasound System

Zetec Introduces the EMERALD Phased Array Ultrasound System

(Zetec: Snoqualmie, WA) -- Zetec Inc., a global leader in nondestructive testing solutions, today introduced EMERALD, an advanced compact, industrial phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) system with the most powerful and versatile total focusing method (TFM) image processing capability in its clas...

What Leaders Can Learn From Crazy Horse, Part 1
06/03/2021
What Leaders Can Learn From Crazy Horse, Part 1

What Leaders Can Learn From Crazy Horse, Part 1

We live in an era of statue removal. Meanwhile the largest mountain carving in the world is under construction in the Black Hills of South Dakota just 17 miles from Mount Rushmore. The final carving will be 640 feet long and more than 50 stories high. The subject of that carving? Crazy Horse.

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Interesting article on education in this covid19 age.
Beginning momentarily, please join us for a webinar describing the application of process capability analysis for multivariate data by Dr. Polhemus on October 3 at 11 AM EDT. Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4105869281929959426 Drawing from his recent book “Process Capability Analysis: Estimating Quality” published by CRC Press in 2017, Dr. Polhemus will show how multivariate data may be used to estimate conformance with specifications involving the simultaneous performance of more than one variable. Topics that will be covered include visualizing multivariate data, the multivariate normal distribution, tests for multivariate normality, multivariate capability indices, and multivariate statistical tolerance limits. After the lecture, please remain for a live Q & A session. Register using the link provided. We look forward to your attendance.
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What is the value of a real platform?
Quality of Life; Quality of Goods and Services. Who said, "The biggest room in the world, is the room for improvement?"
Medical device firms need a "right sized" quality management system (QMS).
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As an avid Lean leader and practitioner; the most critical elements of building a framework around Lean organizational initiatives is critical to the success of any Lean Management System implementation. This article does an excellent job of illustrating these critical elements.
Real Kaizen?
Is there anyone who is working/experience on implementing lean in building construction industry??