July 2017

    When to Pull the Andon


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    August 1, 2017 - Lost luggage is a traveler's nightmare. But for Kelly Moore, the nightmare got worse when her airline's baggage attendant couldn't pull the andon -- an action that could have fixed the problem on the spot. Kelly now reflects on this incident and how...

    Pratt & Whitney Engine Glitches Spur Compensation


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    Pratt & Whitney Engine Glitches Spur Compensation
    July 31, 2017 - The Connecticut-headquartered engine and aerospace leader will pay compensation to Indian airline IndiGo after not being able to supply enough spare engines that power Airbus A320neo jets.

    The 2017 IndustryWeek 50 Best US Manufacturers


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    July 31, 2017 - The Industryweek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW’s exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers. Find the most recent articles about current and former IW 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers below. See and...

    Ensuring Lean Six Sigma Success With a Robust Define Phase


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    July 31, 2017 - Take the time to get your team off to a successful start off read more

    Five Ways Paper-Based Audit Programs Block Quality Improvements


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    July 31, 2017 - Avoid these and pave the way for a culture of quality For decades, audit management has centered on paper checklists, with tracking moving to Excel spreadsheets in more recent years. Despite growing adoption of cloud-based...

    Samsung Gears Up for Resilient Return (Yes, Even for the Note)


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    Samsung Gears Up for Resilient Return (Yes, Even for the Note)
    July 31, 2017 - The South Korean tech giant considered killing its Note brand after dozens burst into flames. Now, it plans to relaunch the popular phone — oh, and it appears poised to become the most profitable company on the planet.

    Acceptance Sampling In The Age Of Low PPM Defectives


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    July 31, 2017 - Today, some automotive parts manufacturers are able to deliver one million consecutive units without a single defective, and pondering quality management practices appropriate for this level of performance is not idle speculation. Of course, it is...

     Reflections on Life in the Sharing Economy | Episode 4


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     Reflections on Life in the Sharing Economy | Episode 4
    July 31, 2017 - Welcome to the penultimate episode of this series on the sharing economy. This episode is about YOU.

    Alphabet Wants To Fix Clean Energy's Storage Problem With Salt


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    Alphabet Wants To Fix Clean Energy's Storage Problem With Salt
    July 31, 2017 - The system under development has the potential to compete on price with new hydroelectric plants and other existing clean energy storage methods, according to X executives and researchers.

    Ideas for Spreading Improvement from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital


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    July 31, 2017 - Here at KaiNexus, we often get a peek into some of the truly remarkable improvement initiatives and work that organizations undertake to create positive change for their customers and employees. Recently, KaiNexus Vice-President of Improvement...

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