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Sparking a chain reaction: Frederick Taylor, Deming, and work life

Quality quiz

Data in everyday life

Quality transformation

Bytes and pieces

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly summary of blog posts from PQ Systems, developers of software solutions and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance.

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Sparking a chain reaction:
Frederick Taylor, Deming,
and work life

Examining Frederick Taylor's "right" way to do jobs in light of Deming principles: teams, joy, responsibility were never a part of Taylor's lexicon.
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Quality quiz:
And last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Nate Riker (RPM Carbide Die Inc. of Arcadia, OH); Dan Shope (Standard Aero of Cincinnati, OH); and Jill Savoie (Quick Turn Precision Machining of Ogden, UT). 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 February 28.
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Data in everyday life:
More about telecommuting

Last month I wrote about a rising trend in companies across the country: telecommuting, or working from home rather than from an office, plant, shop, etc. The benefits of telecommunication are pretty clear: a more comfortable work environment, less pollution and traffic, and less overhead for company offices. However, just like everything else, nothing is perfect! Today we will be taking a look at some of the less positive consequences of telecommuting.
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David SchwinnQuality transformation:
Vertical leadership development

David reflects on the task of developing the "bigger thinking" that characterizes transformative leaders, and offers a framework for looking at leadership and management.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Collaboration: Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. have agreed to start talks about collaborating in environmentally friendly technologies, safety systems, information technology and the mutual supply of products and components.
  • Materials in demand: The 3D printing industry market will reach $9 billion in ten years, report says.
  • 2017 Southern Automotive Quality Summit: Presented by AAMA and AIAG, this one-day event will include sessions focused on new industry global quality standards and highlight supplier compliance expectations and timing.
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