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Inside Quality Digest Live for Nov. 2, 2018

Quality with a Big Q

Published: Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:58

Our industry embodies many aspects, but “Big Q” quality generally involves issues affecting management, measurement, and methodologies. This week on QDL, we covered all of them, and more. Let’s look closer:

“Ripped from the Headlines: Tariff Fallout”

U.S. manufacturers are currently dealing with the unexpected negative repercussions of the federal government’s trade wars. In this piece we look at an NPR story about a struggling nail factory and consider steps that companies closer to home are taking to address rising prices for material.

Interview: Eric Gasper

Gasper is the presenter of the upcoming webinar, “The Importance of R&R Studies,” on Nov. 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern. In this interview, he previews the webinar and discusses how to better assess the health of your measurement system.

“Midnight at the Gemba”

Kevin Meyer, a true philosopher of the lean arts, discusses in this article his experiences early in his career managing a large plant with multiple shifts. The lessons he learned from observing the graveyard shift are valid for anyone trying to manage improvement initiatives.

CMS Corner: Alfredo Grandara

Grandara is an up-and-coming manager with ATT Metrology. In this segment, he talks about the metrology service sector and what we need to do to encourage more young people to pursue STEM careers.

Our next episode of Quality Digest Live comes to you next Fri., Nov. 9. 2018. You can watch either via our home page or our dedicated player page. See you then!

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