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2016 Manufacturing Outlook Survey: Qualified Applicants Wanted

An increasing number of U.S. manufacturers now struggle to find qualified applicants for open positions, according to the ASQ 2016 Manufacturing Outlook Survey. What did respondents give for the biggest challenges when hiring for a vacant position? The lack of … Continue reading

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April Roundup: The Case For Conferences

When was the last time you traveled to a conference? Was the experience worth it? Conference attendance was the topic for discussion in April for ASQ’s Influential Voices blogging group. Somewhat surprisingly, perhaps, this topic elicited very passionate responses from … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Clear Vision?

European Organization for Quality Annual Congress: As I returned on Lufthansa Flight 436 from Gothenburg, Sweden, I found myself reflecting on some of the big ideas I was exposed to while attending the European Organization for Quality’s 58th Annual Congress … Continue reading

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Conference Survival Guide 2014

It’s that time of the year: Preparation for ASQ’s annual World Conference for Quality and Improvement (WCQI). This year, it will be held in Dallas, May 5-7. I don’t think I’m bragging when I say that I’m a WCQI veteran. … Continue reading

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Last Day of ASQ’s World Conference: End With Energy

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ's communications department.] It may be the last day of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, but there was no shortage of energy this morning. The closing session of the … Continue reading

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ASQ World Conference Day 1: The Science of Motivation and Much More

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ's communications department.] Welcome to Day 1 of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement! First thing conference-goers thought of this morning was: What motivates you? That was the theme of … Continue reading

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Conference Survival Guide

Influential Voices blogger Scott Rutherford wrote this helpful “survival guide” to ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Pretty timely, as our World Conference is coming up in just 12 days.  Scott’s advice isn’t relevant just to ASQ’s conference.  It’s applicable … Continue reading

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Transformation, Improvement Roadmaps & Plans for 2013

This is a post from Laurel Nelson-Rowe, ASQ managing director. In November, I attended the Dubai Quality Group Annual Quality and Business Excellence Conference, held as part of World Quality Month celebrations in Dubai. Conference attendees represented finance, trade, government, utilities, … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the Traditional Quality Function

I spent a couple of days last week in Washington  D.C. at a forum of a new organization called the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. I must say the Coalition  had assembled a remarkable group of interests from manufacturing, government, research, academia, … Continue reading

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Connecting a Face with a Name

Hello, readers. This is Laurel Nelson-Rowe, ASQ managing director. This month, I’m pitching in as a guest blogger on View From the Q, and stepping up to the plate with a lead-off question for everybody. Through ASQ and other associations, … Continue reading

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