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Focus on Quality: Resources & Recommendations for World Quality Month

Inc. posted an article a few weeks ago that identified tips for becoming a billionaire.  And, it’s no surprise to us that each recommendation is either directly or indirectly related to quality.

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The following were cited as “insider success secrets:”

  • Live well below your means.
  • Focus on quality above everything.
  • Think about sustainability.
  • Constantly seek out people smarter than you.
  • Learn how to lead different personalities
  • Be a flexible planner.
  • Being understood is overrated.

The article is timely… Each November, World Quality Month is observed. And, quality professionals throughout the global community participate in spreading the word.

Support Manufacturing Education & Awareness on October 7th

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” ~James Dyson

We post this quote predictably each year as Manufacturing Day approaches.  This year, Manufacturing Day will be observed on October 7th.

What is Manufacturing Day? 

“Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

Why is it important?

Research reveals the theory behind Manufacturing Day works. For the first time, participants were polled about their experience. A new Deloitte perception survey developed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute was distributed to the more than 2,500 manufacturing hosts to gather data from attendees. The results are dramatic:

Learn Quality With Free Resources

1432910932We’ve observed an increase over the years in online education opportunities, especially those that provide useful information to our industry.  Who doesn’t want to learn more about quality?

Here are our favorite resources that we recommend to our own team to stay up-to-date with the industry:

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This site promotes free certified learning, with courses that include an Introduction to Manufacturing Processes, Fundamentals of Quality Standards, Understanding Cost of Quality and TQM Tools, and more.

ASQ’s Quality Topics A-Z

You don’t need to be a member to access this rich collection of quality-related information.  From auditing to Z1.4 and Z1.9, this site is a one-stop shop.