We’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: Alison 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. Coursera Access over 1,000 courses for free, including supply chain management and operations management. Courses are setup by week and include a series of instructional videos. edX “Founded by Harvard and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), anyone with an Internet connection can gain access to courses from Harvard, MIT, and other partner academic institutions. EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.” Courses include Product Design, Project Management and more. Gemba Academy We love lean, and this site offers virtual training opportunities presented in a consistent and easy to follow format. There is a membership, but the Learn 7 Quality Tools in 8 Minutes video is free and worth the watch. Kaizen Institute “Today, with more than 30+ offices operating in over 40+ countries, a team of highly trained and sought after professionals work to advance the continuous improvement body of knowledge worldwide and have applied the lean methodology across virtually all business sectors.” The Original Quality Gurus This is a quick read and offers a excellent overview of the quality gurus and their contributions to the industry. For quality news, we keep up with the following: ASQ Quality News Today (RSS) – Also, more ASQ journals and publications Quality Magazine Quality Digest When it comes to our favorite quality books, we’ve shared these in a previous newsletter. Tell us what sites and publications you frequently use to stay up-to-date with your industry? At Pro QC, we have implemented an internal e-learning system that allows us to recruit, train and develop our team effectively. We believe that our skilled, knowledgeable engineers and quality professionals are what gives us a competitive advantage in the market.