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Businesses don’t have to chose between being “tree huggers” or “planet plunderers.” Black History Month: NIST employee was one of the developers of the computerized spreadsheet. Metrology: process signature analysis and large-field-of-view, multisensor systems. 

“African-American History Month: From Shortstop to Spreadsheets”

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Do we have another automotive cheating scandal? Could helping our economy be as easy as just paying our vendors faster? Last week’s Quality Digest Live contained answers to those questions and a discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest publisher Mike Richman. During the show, we covered:

How Speeding Up Payments to Small Businesses Creates Jobs

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In case you missed it, last week’s Quality Digest Live contained some great articles and discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest publisher in chief Mike Richman. In the show, we covered:

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

In this run-down of technologies to watch, of particular interest to us was the concept behind Amazon Go.

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I’m pinch-hitting for my co-host Mike Richman in the wrap-up of this past Friday’s episode of Quality Digest Live. Mike was off on vacation last week, so I presented the show myself.

On Friday’s show, we covered:

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At roughly 7 a.m. every Monday through Friday, I fire up my Lenovo T520 laptop and wait for email, chat, Google Drive, Google Hangout, Skype, remote desktop, an FTP program, two different browsers, and depending where I’m at, my voice over IP applications to load. It may have an Intel 2.5 GHz Core i5 inside, but my computer sighs when it sees me coming.

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What happened to the good old show-me-the-money capitalistic down-and-dirty business I grew up with? Where’s the cutthroat competition? What happened to “we’re big, you’re not, we’re doing it our way” partnerships?

Something happened when I was wasn’t looking because business is all so touchy-feely now. Strategic partnerships, coopetition, cultural exchange. Did Atlas swoon? What have we become?

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This past November, three winners of the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality awards were announced, one in education and two in healthcare. Quality Digest Daily is fortunate that one of the winners, Sutter Davis Hospital (SDH) is practically in our back yard. This gave us an opportunity to meet with Sutter Davis CEO, Janet Wagner, to talk about what it means to win the Baldrige and, more important, what the Baldrige journey does for applicants.

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Frequently, Quality Digest Daily has reported that many of our manufacturing readers say there is a lack of skilled talent to fill technical positions. For our audience, this has typically been in the area of metrology, which involves not only specialized knowledge but also a lot of experience, especially within the aerospace industry. Although there are exceptions, it’s hard to find “metrology” curriculum at your local college or junior college.