Tag: quotes

Our words of advice to manufacturers about ensuring quality…

Over the past few months, I’ve reached out to our team asking them to share their advice to manufacturers regarding ensuring quality.  Our team’s responses are included here: What words of advice would you give manufacturers about ensuring quality? “Never stop improving your system, structure and process to stay competitive. Implement a continuous improvement process with regular slight adjustments and optimization rather than waiting for the day you need to take extreme measures. Finally you can’t inspect quality; the factory has to produce quality products. With our experience we can help them to get to this level and maintain it.” …

25 Quotes to Inspire Quality & Success

Some of our more popular newsletter and blog posts include quality quotes.  We’re always looking to add to our collection. The 15 quotes below are our most recent inspiration: “Be passionate about solving the problem, not proving your solution.” ~Nathan Furr “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~Napoleon Hill “A bad workman blames his tools.” ~Chinese Proverb “Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems that we created with our current patterns of thought.” ~Albert Einstein “The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” ~Shigeo Shingo …

Top 5: What we know to be true about success in quality

We’ve been following a recent discussion in ASQ’s LinkedIn Group talking about words of wisdom for those entering the quality field.  The majority of these posts have been quite positive and have us thinking about our own lessons learned over the years. With almost three decades of experience, here’s what we know to be true about success in quality: 1) Continuous improvement is mandatory.  It’s a way of life. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” ~Mark Twain 2) Persistance pays.  “Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill 3) Know your stuff.  In quality, the gurus offer much wisdom and …

Quality Quotes – Our Newsletter Collection (2007-2012)

Quality quotes are a popular topic, as we’ve seen in the ASQ LinkedIn Group and in feedback regarding our blog and newsletter.  As we issue quarterly newsletters, we include a “Quote of the Quarter.”  Here’s our comprehensive list of quotes, as noted in our newsletters going back to 2007. “Customers are the most important assets any company has, even though they don’t show up on the balance sheet.” (Berry) “The ideas of control and improvement are often confused with one another. That is because quality control and quality improvement are inseparable.” (Ishihara) “Quality is not what happens when what you …

To the quality gurus…

At the recent ASQ conference, there was a Quality Guru Quiz available that matched up your responses to a series of questions with which guru you aligned best with.  There were several life size versions of these guys where you could capture the moment with a quick photo opportunity.  I took the quiz and aligned with Deming, of course. I also learned of the passing of Taguchi earlier this week and started thinking about those we call the “gurus” and their contributions to the field of quality and overall passion for continuously making things better. Below is a collection of quotes that encompasses …