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Businesses don’t have to chose between being “tree huggers” or “planet plunderers.” Black History Month: NIST employee was one of the developers of the computerized spreadsheet. Metrology: process...
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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...
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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...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
You’re going to see a bit of a departure in some Quality Digest coverage this year. Certainly on our webcast, Quality Digest Live, but even in our online editorial coverage. It is spurred in no...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
I’m pinch-hitting for my co-host Mike Richman in the wrap-up of this past Friday’s episode of Quality Digest Live. Mike was off on vacation last week, so I presented the show myself. On Friday’s show...
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  At roughly 7 a.m. every Monday through Friday, I fire up my Lenovo T520 laptop and wait for email, chat, Google Drive, Google Hangout, Skype, remote desktop, an FTP program, two different...
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What happened to the good old show-me-the-money capitalistic down-and-dirty business I grew up with? Where’s the cutthroat competition? What happened to “we’re big, you’re not, we’re doing it our...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
For better or worse, we’ve resigned ourselves to the idea that to live in the modern world, we have to give up total privacy. But even as we wring our hands about the loss of privacy—meanwhile...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
This past November, three winners of the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality awards were announced, one in education and two in healthcare. Quality Digest Daily is fortunate that one of the...
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Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
Frequently, Quality Digest Daily has reported that many of our manufacturing readers say there is a lack of skilled talent to fill technical positions. For our audience, this has typically been in...