Quality Insider Features

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Enver Yucesan
It’s frustrating for customers to be told that a coveted mobile phone is out of stock, or worse, be bumped off an overbooked flight. Disgruntled consumers could turn to rival products or hurt the...
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Gleb Tsipursky
Have you wondered how to foster remote and hybrid diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace? Many companies have consulted with me about developing and implementing their...
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Stephanie Ojeda
Untitled Document Workplace safety incidents are a key driver of risk in manufacturing organizations. There are the obvious risks to workers, whose ability to make a living directly depends on...
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Vanessa Bates Ramirez
If you’ve seen the Terminator movies, you may remember the shape-shifting humanoid robot T-1000. Made of liquid metal, it could instantly self-heal bullet wounds and other injuries, its metal simply...
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Mark Graban
I can’t count how many times during the past 20 years I’ve heard executives complain that their people aren’t enthusiastically participating in their lean program. Leaders lament that while the...
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Michael Platt
Most leaders would attest that true collaboration—the pooling of knowledge, perspectives, and brainpower of talented people—is a desired yet often elusive outcome. To change that, and boost the...
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Mike Figliuolo
Do you find yourself muttering, “I hate my job” every day when you wake up? Have you been saying that for more than a month straight? Are people starting to avoid you because you’re a downer to be...
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Kobi Leins
Untitled Document In everyday life, the most common conversation about artificial intelligence (AI) goes along the lines of, “I used ChatGPT, and it did x.” Corporate leaders, governments, and...
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Chris Bush
Untitled Document The U.N. recognizes privacy as a fundamental human right, and nowhere is this more important than in medical data. That’s why both the U.S. and the EU have regulations in place...
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Harald Remmert
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, once said that what he could measure he could control. Other variations of this saying are, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” or, “To measure is to know...
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Rob McAveney
For most discrete manufacturing companies, digital transformation initiatives are underway in some capacity. They’re largely seen as table stakes in today’s economy. Unfortunately, outdated systems...
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Andrey Koptelov
In this age of rapid technological innovation, the introduction of sophisticated technologies in various industries has raised complex ethical dilemmas. As businesses strive to achieve financial...
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Jones Loflin
During my 29 years of working with leaders and managers, I’ve rarely heard any of them say, “I’m so excited about doing the performance reviews for my team.” They see it as another “elephant” in...
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Donald J. Wheeler
As we learned last month, the precision to tolerance ratio is a trigonometric function multiplied by a scalar constant. This means that it should never be interpreted as a proportion or percentage....
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Jennifer Chu
Getting blood test results can take anywhere from a day to a week, depending on what a test is targeting. The same goes for tests of water pollution and food contamination. And in most cases, the...
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Mike Figliuolo
Life goals. Bucket lists. “One day I’ll ....” We all have dreams and goals. The biggest difference between people who achieve them and those who don’t is the act of actually doing. Do you have goals...
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NIST
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines can clearly view non-bony parts of the body—soft tissue such as the brain, muscles, and ligaments—as well as detect tumors, making it possible to diagnose...
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Matthew M. Lowe
Let’s start with a definition of Industry 4.0, keeping in mind that we’re rapidly approaching Industry 5.0. Industry 4.0 is an era marked by enhanced digitization and the increased connectivity of...
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Chandrakant Isi
An increasing number of engineers are embracing design for manufacturing (DFM) to streamline their production workflow. Industry leaders such as Apple, GE, and Samsung have already adopted DFM as...
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DATRON Dynamics
Every CNC machine purchase begins with a need and the inspiration to grow. Recognizing the value in his ability to design and manufacture customer products in-house, Clint Caldwell of Solid Design...