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By: Tab Wilkins

There’s no question the digital manufacturing revolution is racing at us. As a small or medium-sized manufacturer, how close are you to already being “smart?” Here are five steps in the journey to becoming a smarter digital enterprise.

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By: Robert Stewart

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


Our Dec. 8, 2017, episode of QDL looked at smart manufacturing, remanufacturing, pants-on-fire bosses, and five things your QMS needs.

“Smart Manufacturing Trends in 2017”

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By: Mark Seay

SSL, a global leader in integrated space technologies, has recently gone through a complete redesign of its quality organization by reinventing its purpose and role in the company. These changes were not only foundational in nature but also required a significant cultural shift by the quality organization and by companywide management. This article summarizes the fundamentals and processes that were used to achieve this level of change.

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By: Robin Speculand

Strategy execution is still a relatively new topic in business, and leaders struggle with how to do it. They face many execution challenges, and the top one is communicating the strategy. If you understand the most common pitfalls in communication, you can avoid them.

What are your preferences?
• Apple or Galaxy phones?
• Working in the morning or at night?
• Tea or coffee?
• Work alone or in a group?
• Window or aisle seat on the plane?

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By: Alexa Sussman

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There are so many processes that make up quality management. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choices or put focus on processes that aren’t essential. However, there are some processes that are crucial to having efficient operations and maintaining compliance.

We’ve put together a list of 10 quality processes that are so important, we feel you can’t live without them.

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By: Laurel Thoennes @ Quality Digest

Who hasn’t been subjected to fear, manipulation, hypocrisy, and greed? The majority of the human race is continuously under the thumb of individuals who have succumbed to these unconscious states of existence. If you want change but don’t know what to do, here are points in a hopeful direction.

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By: Lolly Daskal

Have you ever worked with a boss who made everything so urgent that you never knew what was truly important? If so, you probably haven’t forgotten how frustrating it is to be unable to prioritize.

Or you may have worked for someone who required an immediate response for every little request, making you feel like you were living in a constant state of emergency.

Or maybe you’ve had to choose between two genuinely critical priorities, both equally important to your boss.

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By: Patrick Horine

Readmission of patients within 30 days of discharge is one of the most serious issues plaguing healthcare delivery in the United States. No one wants to go to the hospital, let alone return shortly after being discharged; readmissions also hurt hospital bottom lines.

Readmissions cost hospitals $41.3 billion during the first 11 months of 2011, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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By: Jorge A. Correa

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