ASQ influential voices blog

2015 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement – in Nashville! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Greetings from Nashville! I am in town for the 2015 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (#wcqi15 for hashtag lovers)! This will be my third time attending the WCQI …Continue reading →

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Presentation on the Designated Hitter and Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday, February 17th, I will be presenting an analysis of the implementation and impact of the designated hitter in Major League Baseball to the Central Savannah River Section (Augusta, …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: My Own Influential Voices of Quality TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In his January post in his blog A View From The Q, ASQ CEO Bill Troy asks, “Have you met someone whose teachings on quality influenced you or inspired you? …Continue reading →

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Should the Buffalo Bills Play Sunday Despite The Driving Ban? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Significantly cold and snowy weather conditions all across the country have made mid-November feel more like January, and nowhere else in the US is it more pronounced than upstate New …Continue reading →

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Did Eric Hosmer’s First Base Slide Cost The Royals? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’re two days removed from the dramatic Game 7 of the World Series, but we still aren’t removed from the critical Game 7 decisions that had an impact on the …Continue reading →

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LinkedIn Post: Business Strategy and Clothes Dryers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As a follow-up to my recent post on the importance of business strategy, I published my first LinkedIn post on Sunday equating the settings of a clothes dryer to the …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Why is Strategy Important? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This month’s entry from ASQ’s A View From The Q blog, written by ASQ CEO Bill Troy, centers around strategy – specifically, what is the purpose of strategy and how …Continue reading →

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Quality Systems and Notre Dame Football Suspensions TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University of Notre Dame football program has taken a significant hit this past week, as four players – three slated as starters – are under investigation for academic misconduct. …Continue reading →

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A Surge in Major League Baseball Giveaway Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Over the last 30 days, there have been at least three significantly notable Major League Baseball giveaway snafus with roots in poor quality. First, the Colorado Rockies celebrated their superstar …Continue reading →

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ASQ TV Features Quality in Athletics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month ASQ TV featured many elements and applications of quality in sports organizations in addition to bringing attention to the ASQ Quality in Athletics special interest group. Here are …Continue reading →

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ASQ Quality in Athletics: A Call to Action TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The American Society for Quality features a relatively-new special interest group called¬†Quality in Athletics. For the last few months, I’ve been in a mood. An angry mood, the kind of …Continue reading →

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What Your Father Can Teach You About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads, grandpas, great-grandpas, uncles, and dads soon-to-be out there. Fathers Day has evolved a little bit into a day of phone calls, golf, …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Link Between Quality and Education – Part I TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The final keynote speaker for the ASQ World Conference in Dallas, education reformer Michelle Rhee, stated that a low-quality education results in a low-quality workforce. I’m certainly inclined to believe …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: NFL Draft Jerseys Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NFL Draft and Nike came up with a neat concept in 2012 – a way to present each first round draft pick at the Draft in New York with …Continue reading →

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New Florida State Logo and Bad Supply Chain Communication TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Prior to their football team’s spring game, Florida State University and Nike¬†unveiled a newly-redesigned uniform and set of logos. The changes to the team’s markings has been a source of …Continue reading →

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