Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Barbara Dockery (Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire of Westminster, SC); Ola Okikiolu (Oratech Inc. of South Jordan, UT); and Tim Bumgarner (UPS of Atlanta, GA). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by May 31.
How the cataclysmic shift in technology size and speed affects our work practices: Spreadsheets on a smart phone and other considerations.
David Schwinn is away this month. In the spirit of graduations that lie ahead in coming weeks, we reprint David’s column reflecting on one of Steve Jobs’ commencement addresses, connecting it to the stories that we tell ourselves, and the importance of sharing these stories.
Older and fatter: Crash-test dummies need to look like real people to measure injuries in auto accidents — and for Americans these days that means looking older and fatter.
Medical 3-D manufacturing: CT Inspection aids production of 3D-printed medical implants.
British diesel cars: Diesel drivers in England will receive compensation to encourage them to scrap or “retrofit” polluting vehicles under a proposed bill designed to reduce emissions.
More cars and quality: Tesla is struggling with issues related to the quality of its cars.
How early is too early to introduce quality into your everyday life? Have we missed out on improvement opportunities in our personal lives along our paths to achieving our career goals as quality professionals? These questions have me pondering about how life could have been different for me growing up with a little more emphasis on data analysis for improvement.
Risk management: Liability insurance for directors and officers may be something that companies need (pg. 14).
PQ at conference: Stop by PQ Systems’ booth #212 in the exhibit area to say hello to Jim and Scott, and try out new product releases at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement May 1-3 in Charlotte, NC.
Food safety and culture: Communications, company vision, and emergency preparedness help to establish a culture of food safety.
Great design: The five best-designed products of all time are reviewed.
Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Kevin Knierim (L & L Machine, Inc. of Edon, OH); James Pickelsimer (Sanmina Corp. of Turtle Lake, WI); and Anna Anderson (Crown Equipment of New Bremen, OH). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by April 28.
Don’t be so sure that the Boston Marathon is slowing down: Jumping the gun when it comes to data point mentality.
Meeting compliance requirements and standards is sufficient to meet objectives of injury and accident prevention, and assure the health and safety of all employees—right?
David examines a theory of human development that suggests dynamic growth toward integration.