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QDL Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

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Tech Corner: Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope

Laser and white-light confocal in one body

We take a closer look at the Lasertec Optelics Hybrid Confocal Microscope, which features high resolution, wide FOV, nano-scale measurement, and wavelength selection.

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A look at the new global QMS database

IAF CertSearch

Over the years there have been many attempts to create a database of companies registered to ISO management systems. All of them eventually gave up on the effort.

Well, the database is back and is now spearheaded by the International Accreditation Forum. We talk to Grant Ramaley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Aseptico Inc., and Nigel Johnston, Founder & CEO of QualityTrade.com, Developer for IAF CertSearch.

IAF CertSearch - global certification database 
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IAF (International Accreditation Forum)

Covid-19 and the supply chain

Digital manufacturing helps mitigate supply chain disruptions

How has Covid-19 impacted the supply chain, particularly if you do business in China? How can digital manufacturing help mitigate supply chain issues? We talk to Jennifer Grant of HAIZOL, a contract manufacturer based in China, to find out.

Digital manufacturing: Don't get left behind

How to make the digital transformation

Digital platforms hold the promise of providing a single source of truth for collecting, analyzing, and sharing data across the organization. Sounds easy, but…. We talk to Nicole Radziwill, senior VP of quality and strategy at Ultranauts.

Webinar: Making Digital Transformation Work for You
Date: March 17, 2020, 11:00 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Book: Connected, Intelligent, Automated: The Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation and Quality 4.0, by Nicole Radziwill

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Is there value in ISO 9001 certification? It depends. In some cases, you have to get certain certifications either because your customer requires it or because it helps you meet some regulatory requirement. Some people see value strictly for marketing purposes. And for others, along with all that, is the value that the process itself brings to the company. We talk to Nimit Patel, president of Hydraulic Manifolds USA, to get some answers straight from someone who has gone through the journey.

Corporate short-termism

Sometimes in the pressure to show results—financial, production, quality improvements or whatever—we look for quick fixes rather than long-term strategies. And while these might look great and give stakeholders instant gratification, they may undermine what a company is trying to accomplish in the long term.

We talk to Greg Milano, author of Curing Corporate Short-Termism: Future Growth vs. Current Earnings.

Lean in government

Are lean programs and government agencies odd bedfellows? Not really. Both private and public sector organization often must do more with less. We talk with Tracy O'Rourke of GoLeanSixSigma.com about how lean gives taxpayers more bang for their buck.

Also, Russell Morrison of CMSC talks about technical-paper presentation at the annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference.

Attend CMSC conference this July 20-24, 2020, in New Orleans.

Want to present at the CMSC? CMSC Call for Papers

Don't roll your eyes at me!

Marcia Reynolds, President of Covisioning, and author of The Discomfort Zone, discusses how to deal with people who nonverbally communicate their displeasure.

Book: The Discomfort Zone

Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Politics and the work place. Plus Tech Corner

We talk to Lisa Ryan, chief appreciation strategist with Grategy, about politics in the work place. Is it possible to have water cooler chats about hot button issues that don't cross boundaries?

Download her book "Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Keep Your Top Talent from Becoming Someone Else’s":

Tech Corner: We discuss helpful hints on how to select a new CMM stylus using suggestions and resources from Q-Mark Manufacturing Inc.

Where manufacturing is headed in 2020

We talk to Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas, about manufacturing tech trends, tariffs, the skills gap and what all that means for 2020. The Thomas Index Report for the fourth quarter of 2019 reveals some surprising trends.

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