Quality quiz (September 2017)—and August’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Johanna Sanders (UC Davis Medical Center of Sacramento, CA); Kevin Clyne (HN Precision of Rochester, NY); and Tyler Sobers (Erdman Machine Co. of Whitehall, MI). For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by September 29.

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Deming training: Aileron will offer training this month on the management approach of W. Edwards Deming for anyone who manages people or who holds executive responsibility.

High-quality news: This Forbes article lists eight ways to subscribe to respected news outlets without spending a fortune.

Risk management: Mike Richman discusses risk management and redundancy in the wake of the Houston “disaster of biblical proportions.”

Quality quiz (August 2017)—and July’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Mark Wooten (Elite Medical, LLC of Bartlett, TN); Chris Fitts (Grass USA of Kernersville, NC); and Lynette Hansen (Molina Healthcare of Midvale, UT). For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by August 31.

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UK Metrology Handbook: A new and enlarged edition of this handbook is available.

White paper: New standards for medical device manufacturers will go into effect December 2018. Industry experts have developed a free white paper to provide guidance.

Food safety: Company vows to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbug.

Auto recall information: This booklet acknowledges that more can be done to assure vehicle safety, with information that every vehicle owner should know about actual and potential product recalls.

Quality quiz (July 2017)—and June’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Mike Nicholas (Schumacher Homes of Canton, OH); Alberto Garcia (Jackson Transformer Co of Tampa, FL); and Tina Abendroth (Midwest Blow Molding of Vandalia, IL). 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 July 31.

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Registration open: The ASQ Inspection Division Conference will take place September 14-15, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Engineers recognized: The 30th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards recognizes leaders in 28 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products.

Knorr product recalled: Kosher soup mix has been recalled because egg ingredient is not indicated on label.

Manufacturing women honored: Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead awards have recognized 130 women in the industry.

Quality quiz (June 2017)—and May’s quiz winners!

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Bob Delgado (Krueger Bearings Inc. of Milwaukee, WI); Isabel Quintero (Reliable Plating Corporation of Chicago, IL); and Jane Fraser (Colorado State University of Pueblo, CO). 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 June 30.

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Data in everyday life: Riding statistical ups and downs for your favorite amusement parks

Matt WellmanNothing says summer quite like amusement parks. The roller coasters, water rides, food, and shows: there is really nothing better. I have my personal favorite parks, but I have always wondered how they rank against other amusement parks in the United States in terms of attendance. I am excluding parks run by Disney and Universal–who can really compete with them?–and they are more theme parks than they are amusement parks.

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