February 7, 2020

2020 – LEARN and LEAD

2019 has faded into the past without notice and the rush into 2020 has begun. The “Recession” prognosis never materialized. With unemployment at a record low, […]
January 6, 2020

7 Quality Tools – The Pareto Chart

Quality tools have been our focus over the past few months as a means of refreshing their importance within the quality improvement framework. We’ve discussed Root […]
September 15, 2019

7 Quality Tools – The Check Sheet

  The power behind product process improvement and problem solving are the tools used for that specific end. So, over the coming months, we’ll be profiling […]
July 8, 2019
problem solving in manufacturing industry with thought map

Thought Map

Have you or your team embarked on a product or process quality improvement plan only to find a less than desirable solution or no solution at […]
May 28, 2019


Slogan for the Modern Company – “TRAIN to be COMPETITIVE” Musings of a training professional…. There are “We are hiring!” signs almost everywhere you look.  Service […]
April 2, 2019

A QUALITY TOOL: Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving approach that tries to identify the specific cause(s) of problems, not just addressing symptoms. One of the most prevalent […]
March 1, 2019

What is QUALITY?

Quality – a word that surrounds us personally and professionally, possibly throughout our lifecycle.  It has different meanings as well:   The standard of something as […]
January 30, 2019

2019 – The Year of Learning!

Industry 4.0 is here to stay and will penetrate every aspect of what we do or will be doing.  This is made possible by the cyber-physical […]
January 10, 2019

Solution to the Skills Gap

To restate the point of our last blog post: The skills gap experienced by manufacturing companies affects growth! The cost-of-turnover affects the bottom line. Lack of […]
December 19, 2018

How does GD&T facilitate making the correct decisions?

GD&T:  Measurement Discrepancies in CMM when using a Holding Fixture – It Passes And Then It Fails? I received a phone call from a quality manager […]