Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Culture of excellence: Some insights from a survey from Forbes and ASQ.

Product failure in the news: The automotive industry is reeling from the failure of Takata airbags in 7.8 million vehicles.

Food quality examined: Assuring the safety of food products in the face of threats that include contamination, economic fraud, terrorism, and global climate change is examined in this report.

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Quality quiz (December 2014): A classic quiz from Professor Cleary—and November’s quiz winners!

Mike ClearyWinners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Ward Boldon (Universal Electronics Inc.); Deborah Hoffer (The Rogosin Institute); and Mark Schrader (Guardian). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by December 31.

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

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Healthcare conference: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will host its 26th Annual Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in Orlando December 7-10. More than 6,000 healthcare professionals are expected to register.

Looking closely: Optical inspection, involving cameras, lenses and sometimes illumination systems, supports quality control in manufacturing.

Tips from winners: Interviews with representatives of Baldrige Award-winning yielded these tips that reflect their success.

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Quality quiz (November 2014): A classic quiz from Professor Cleary—and October’s quiz winners!

Mike ClearyWinners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Stephenie Curvey (Highwood USA); Tracy Price (Covert Manufacturing Inc.); and Jack Meagher (New Hampshire Ball Bearing). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by November 24 (Thanksgiving week).

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

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