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Mike Richman


Inside Quality Digest Live

Recapping our show of Nov. 11, 2016

Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 01:00

Hard as it may be to believe, a close analysis of our extensive trove of behavioral data on the Quality Digest user group indicates that more than a handful of you don’t regularly watch our regular weekly web TV show, Quality Digest Live, which broadcasts from our studio in Northern California every Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific.

You don’t know what you’re missing! Don’t you realize that QDL is the most popular regularly broadcast talk show in the entire quality industry? Each episode is filled with news and commentary, technical demos of today’s best new industry gear, interviews with leading philosophers of quality and improvement, and much more, all wrapped up in an entertaining and fast-paced format hosted by our engaging editor in chief Dirk Dusharme and yours truly.

Going forward, we’ll be bringing you regular article recaps of QDL so that you can easily catch up if you happen to miss one of our live episodes. For example, this past Friday’s show, sponsored by Olympus, featured the following stories:

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

In our first piece of the show, Dirk ran through several of Gartner’s predicted emerging technologies that will affect industry in 2017, including artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and the digital twin process.

ISO 9001:2015 Revision Refresher

Next, we chatted with Paula Oddy, the technical and quality management system manager at Intertek, about what users need to know as they consider the transition to ISO 9001:2015. Oddy’s colleague David Muil will be joining Dirk on a webinar covering this very topic this Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016, at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific. Click here to register.

A Perspective of the Manufacturing Future

Continuing with the theme of technological advancement and efficiency improvements, the next story that Dirk covered came to us from Andy Henderson of GE Digital. This one detailed how predictive maintenance will change the game for manufacturers going forward.


Finally, I covered this insightful article from Bruce Hamilton of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP), in which the author looks at oft-maligned design engineers and offers some tips as to how they can be better utilized in a lean environment.

Tune in this coming Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, (and every Friday thereafter) to check out our next show live online. You can watch us either on our home page or our special player page. See you there!


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