Quality Features

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Lolly Daskal
In a recent survey, only 3 percent said they have confidence in corporate executives. The news was equally dismal for others: 3 percent reported having confidence in government officials, 5 percent...
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Bill Bernstein
Step into the factory of the future. Alicia, an operations manager, sits at her workstation viewing a digitally enhanced video feed of the facility, using cameras installed in strategic locations....
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NASA
On June 24, 2020, engineers completed the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s structural testing campaign for the Artemis lunar missions by testing the liquid oxygen structural...
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Richard Fendler
Job satisfaction is important to most people, and yet this can be a fairly nebulous concept that is tricky to achieve and also tough to measure in a meaningful way. Luckily a number of software...
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Thomas R. Cutler
The old picking methods of paper, pick-to-light, and voice-picking are almost impossible when employees must practice social distancing, use PPE (personal protective equipment), and avoid contact...
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Betsy Mason
  This story was originally published by Knowable Magazine. Imagine a science textbook without images. No charts, no graphs, no illustrations or diagrams with arrows and labels. The science...
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Del Williams
Approximately 48 million people in the United States (one in six) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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EASE Inc.
According to the late quality guru Armand V. Feigenbaum, the hidden factory accounts for anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of an organization’s total capacity. Feigenbaum called the hidden...
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Rajesh Midha
Digital experiences surround us in all aspects of our lives. Today, as consumers of products and services, we can accomplish most of our tasks digitally. This digital ecosystem has been carefully...
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Jason Chester
For manufacturers—as for all of us—the past few months have been a blur of fast adaptations and long periods of waiting. At the start of the pandemic, many manufacturers did what they have always...
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Carson MacPherson-Krutsky
Since the days of painting on cave walls, people have been representing information through figures and images. Nowadays, data visualization experts know that presenting information visually helps...
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Denrie Caila Perez
With most industries shifting to remote work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, companies are looking at how they can innovate the work-from-home experience. Toyota’s Ann Harbor, Michigan, research and...
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Tara García Mathewson
In October 2019, I shared the news that the classroom connectivity gap in U.S. schools is effectively closed. More than 99 percent of schools nationwide have access to speedy and reliable...
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Michael Klein
When I look at the business leaders I admire most, they have all uniquely defined what leadership means to their teams. I, for one, am a big fan of positive disruption—bringing together a diverse...
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Antoine Tirard
As clients clamor for speedy results and headhunters increasingly rely on the latest data analytic tools, there is a danger of dull, predictable candidates being churned out for results that serve...
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Matthew Martin
For more than 50 years, the benchmark for accuracy in measuring solid objects, whether machined, molded, die cast, welded, or forged, was the coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Typically using a...
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Kate Zabriskie
‘It was one thing to see her entire family during meetings when everyone first went into lockdown, but we’re months into this. Shouldn’t she have come up with some kind of work-at-home plan by now?...
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Bob Holmes
This story was originally published by Knowable Magazine. Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. Coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx. County health officials across the United States. The...
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Jacob Horne
Cybersecurity is a complex topic no matter what industry vertical it is applied to. In order to reduce that complexity, it helps to frame cybersecurity in the context of the business. For...
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Donald J. Wheeler
Since the start of the Covid pandemic I have received many questions about how to analyze the Covid numbers using process behavior charts. Various schemes have been proposed and used. This column...