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Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Is there value in ISO 9001 certification? It depends. In some cases, you have to get certain certifications either because your customer requires it or because it helps you meet some regulatory requirement. Some people see value strictly for marketing purposes. And for others, along with all that, is the value that the process itself brings to the company. We talk to Nimit Patel, president of Hydraulic Manifolds USA, to get some answers straight from someone who has gone through the journey.

Corporate short-termism

Sometimes in the pressure to show results—financial, production, quality improvements or whatever—we look for quick fixes rather than long-term strategies. And while these might look great and give stakeholders instant gratification, they may undermine what a company is trying to accomplish in the long term.

We talk to Greg Milano, author of Curing Corporate Short-Termism: Future Growth vs. Current Earnings.

Lean in government

Are lean programs and government agencies odd bedfellows? Not really. Both private and public sector organization often must do more with less. We talk with Tracy O'Rourke of GoLeanSixSigma.com about how lean gives taxpayers more bang for their buck.

Also, Russell Morrison of CMSC talks about technical-paper presentation at the annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference.

Attend CMSC conference this July 20-24, 2020, in New Orleans.

Want to present at the CMSC? CMSC Call for Papers

Don't roll your eyes at me!

Marcia Reynolds, President of Covisioning, and author of The Discomfort Zone, discusses how to deal with people who nonverbally communicate their displeasure.

Book: The Discomfort Zone

Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Politics and the work place. Plus Tech Corner

We talk to Lisa Ryan, chief appreciation strategist with Grategy, about politics in the work place. Is it possible to have water cooler chats about hot button issues that don't cross boundaries?

Download her book "Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent from Becoming Someone Else’s":

Tech Corner: We discuss helpful hints on how to select a new CMM stylus using suggestions and resources from Q-Mark Manufacturing Inc.

Where manufacturing is headed in 2020

We talk to Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas, about manufacturing tech trends, tariffs, the skills gap and what all that means for 2020. The Thomas Index Report for the fourth quarter of 2019 reveals some surprising trends.

Tech Corner: OmniScan X3

Fast, phased-array inspection

We take a look at the Olympus OmniScan X3 phased-array flaw detector with TFM (total focusing method). Quickly perform corrosion mapping and flaw imaging for welds, pipelines, corrosion-resistant alloys, and more. Join us today at 11 a.m. Pacific.

What's new with the Baldrige Program?

We talk with Robert Fangmeyer, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, about the latest developments in the Baldrige Program. Learn about this year's recipients, communities of excellence, redesigning the Baldridge evaluation process, and more.

Book Interview: "Never Go With Your Gut"

Story links for Dec. 6, 2019


On this QDL, we look at gut reactions. The advice we have all received (and maybe given) about “just trust your instincts” or “go with your intuition.”  Dr. Gleb Tsipursky tells us why your “gut” may not be the best thing to rely on when making business decisions.

Book: "Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters"

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Exploring modern apprenticeships

Story links for Nov. 22, 2019

We talk to Nicholas Wyman, CEO and founder of IWSI America, about apprenticeship programs and how they are helping address today's skilled-labor shortages.

Report: It’s Time: Using Modern Apprenticeships to Reskill America

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