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May 20, 2019

Stop by Sustained Quality booth 500 at the ASQ World Conference starting today, May 20, at the Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center – we want your input to a very important question. What is the biggest challenge facing YOUR company today?  Here at SQ, the…

It is Time to Build for Tomorrow

May 13, 2019

May 13-20 is the 7th annual Infrastructure Week.  No matter where you live, if you drive a car or a truck or take the bus or a bicycle, infrastructure has a profound impact on your daily life. We all have to get around. We all…

Engagement in Your Project to Facilitate Success

May 09, 2019

Projects benefit from engagement and interest. That seems like a simple concept, but, maintaining interest and changing attitudes can require skill. Not everyone on your project will have high levels of interest and influence. Believe it or not, that could be a good thing. If…

Determining Which Variables Drive Continuous Improvement in Your Organization

May 07, 2019

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are assorted variables organizations use to assess, analyze and track manufacturing and other processes. These performance measurements are commonly used to evaluate success in relation to goals and objectives. KPIs drive continuous improvement. Even though KPIs are thought to have been used…

Techniques to Foster Collaboration

May 02, 2019

Team management is an iterative process. Strategies for effective teamwork should be reviewed regularly. Environments change. People change. Most leaders will agree that a company’s success may depend on how well it can nurture their employees’ abilities and willingness to share their knowledge or expert judgement….

Mitigating Risk with Supply Chain Sensitive Data

April 30, 2019

There is a mounting surplus of data that must be shared to streamline processes, boost efficiency and reduce costs. In this era of the digital supply chain ecosystem, it is essential to plan for data protection and potential cyber attacks. The traditional supply chain model has…

The Value of Digital Traceability in Manufacturing

April 26, 2019

  Traceability data is the digital record of all events that have occurred and have had an effect on a product. Like a video-tape, data is gathered throughout the life cycle of production, recording materials added, tools used, process steps executed, test results and readings….