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By: Katina Sawyer, Christian Thoroughgood

In times of organizational crisis, some companies are able to right the ship, while others sink under the pressure.

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By: Ryan E. Day

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Although part inspection is only a portion of the total workflow in your manufacturing operation, reducing that percentage of the workload has the potential to deliver significant returns on investment (ROI), in particular, when automation is introduced into the inspection process.

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By: MIT Sloan School of Management

There are few executives today who don’t wish they could be more productive. Even the most successful individuals are looking for new and better ways to get more accomplished while maintaining or increasing their quality of life.

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By: Amie Whittington

Is your governmental hospital exempt under Section 501(c)3? If you have a 403(b) plan, the answer is yes, but even if you don’t, you need to check.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ramping up compliance audits of governmental hospitals that are exempt under 501(c)3 (dual status). The circumstances leading up to now are important because the implications can be difficult to understand.

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By: Mike Richman

The June 30, 2017, episode of QDL offered a wrinkle in time, of sorts: not only orbiting debris and medieval medicine, but moments in the here and now such as our interview with Keith Bevan of the Coordinate Metrology Society and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, and an on-the-go version of the Ohno Circle. Here’s a closer look:

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By: Steve Daum

I have daily conversations with manufacturer plant managers, quality managers, engineers, supervisors, and plant production workers about challenges when using statistical process control (SPC). Of the mistakes I witness in the application of SPC, I’d like to share the five most prevalent; they can be costly.

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By: Kelly Graves

What are the common mistakes managers make when trying to motivate employees? In this article, we’ll discuss these mistakes and some better strategies to successfully motivate employees.

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By: Mike Richman

One of the real joys of publishing Quality Digest is the opportunity it affords me to personally interact with and learn from our authors and contributors. These subject matter experts are leaders in their respective fields, and never fail to provide actionable insight into how to achieve lasting improvement, both on an organizational as well as a personal basis.

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By: Mark Whitworth

Reading the Automotive Industry Action Group’s CQI-8 Layered Process Audit (LPA) Guideline, you might notice a line saying LPAs are “completed on site ‘where the work is done.’”

For lean manufacturing experts, this specific quote might bring to mind gemba walks, a method where leaders observe and solve problems on the shop floor. In Japanese, gemba means “the real place,” or in manufacturing, where the work is done.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

The June 9, 2017, episode of QDL looked at MEP program funding, nanoholograms, and banning laptops. Plus, we talked to Lolly Daskal about “leading from within.”

MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness

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