Technorazzi Live: CPM Labs Gauge Use and Abuse

The basics of measurement tools and techniques never goes out of style. Quality Digest's Technorazzi series of online instructional videos, hosted by editor in chief Dirk Dusharme and presented by Craig Howell of CPM Labs, is today's best resource for tips and training on the proper use of everything from dial calipers to vision systems.

 

Profiles in Quality: Wayne Ferch, CEO Feather River Hospital

In this episode of Profile in Quality we interview Wayne Ferch, president and CEO of Feather River Hospital.

 

 Feather River Hospital is a 101-bed facility nestled into the hills in Paradise, California. It is a three-time winner of the Baldrige-based California Awards For Performance Excellence (CAPE). In 2008 it won CAPE's highest honor, the Gold-level Eureka Award.

 

Today Feather River Hospital is pursuing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Profiles in Quality: Denise Robitaille--Part 2

Scott Paton, Quality Digest's editor at large interviews Denise Robitaille, co-author of "The Insider's Guide to ISO 9001:2008." Robitaille is also a technical expert and member of U.S. TAG 176.

 

In this episode, Robitaille discusses corrective action.

Profiles in Quality: Denise Robitaille--Part 1

Scott Paton, Quality Digest's editor at large interviews Denise Robitaille, co-author of "The Insider's Guide to ISO 9001:2008." Robitaille is also a technical expert and member of U.S. TAG 176.

 

In this episode, Robitaille discusses why a revision was needed to ISO 9001.

Carl Zeiss Microscopy’s picture

By: Carl Zeiss Microscopy

(Carl Zeiss: Oberkochen, Germany) -- Carl Zeiss, a leading global provider of electron- and ion-beam imaging and analysis solutions, presents its newly developed line of corrected LIBRA 200 transmission electron microscopes (TEM).

Two different configurations are offered.

Mike Micklewright: Lean vs. Preventive Action

Mike Micklewright asks why so many organizations that say they are practicing lean receive nonconformities related to preventive actions during their ISO 9001 audit?

 

Also covered: Overview of 8 Wastes

1) Defects

2) Overproduction

3) Waiting

4) Not using employees minds or skills

5) Transportation

6) Inventory

7) Motion

8) Excess processing

Minitab Quality Trainer

Overview of Minitab's Quality Trainer.

Learn the statistics you need to improve quality and how to use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze your data any time you are online.

Visit www.minitab.com/training/elearning/?WT.mc_id=WA09I0139.

Mike Micklewright: Six Sigma vs. 7 Basic Quality Tools

Whiteboard 

In this episode of Whiteboard, Mike Micklewright compares the value of Six Sigma to Kaoru Ishikawa's Seven Basic Quality Tools.

 

1) Scatter Plots

2) Histograms

3) Pareto Charts

4) Flow Charts

5) Check Sheets

6) Cause & Effect Diagrams (aka Fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams)

7) Run and Control Charts

Profiles in Quality: Wini Hayes

Profiles in Quality: an interview with Wini Hayes, founder and CEO of Hayes Inc. (www.hayesinc.com/hayes/about_us/key-people/winifred-s-hayes-phd/), an independent health technology research and consulting company. In this interview, Hayes discusses the state of health care quality in the United States and what can be done to improve it.

 

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