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ASQ releases 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

According to ASQ 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 65% of manufacturers experienced revenue growth in 2013. While 64% of respondents worldwide expect increased revenues in 2014, 46% say the economy continues to be the biggest hurdle to operations, and 18% said the shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge they foresee in 2014. Other hurdles identified include global competition, lack...

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Trevor D. Hake receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer.

Certification Board of ASQ announced that Trevor D. Hake has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, or ASQ CQE. As such, Trevor D. Hake has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality engineering principles and practices. In order to qualify for the Certified Quality Engineer examination, an...

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ASQ Issues >9,800 Certifications to develop future workforce.

ASQ issued 9,800+ certifications in USA in 2014 as part ofÂ- Manufacturing Institute partnership designed to help fill advanced manufacturing positions. In comment, ASQ CEO William Troy expressed pride in helping provide workers with the knowledge they need to be successful in skilled manufacturing positions.” ASQ offers 18 certifications, including Certified Quality Technician, Certified...

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Social Scientist among keynote speakers at ASQ Conference.

Scheduled for March 2–3, 2015, ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference will help attendeesÂ- improve their organization's competitiveness by eliminating waste, redundancies, and defects. Keynote speakers include best-selling authors Scott Christopher, who also is a consultant on strengthening work culture, and David Maxfield, a social scientist specializing in organizational change. Dan...

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ASQ Courses help increase efficiency, profitability, workflow.

Redesigned by ASQ, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses teach participants how to improve workflow, increase efficiency, and maximize profitability. Courses address primary objectives in today’s competitive business environment using lean and Six Sigma tools. Applicable to all sectors and industries, courses will be held in Phoenix (beginning September 8, 2014) and Orlando, FL...

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ASQ issues 8,380 certifications to train skilled workers.

ASQ issued 8,380 professional certifications in the U.S. in 2013 as part of partnership with The Manufacturing Institute. Endorsed by NAM, Institute's Skills Certification System was developed to address deficits in manufacturing education and training, which is limiting pool of qualified candidates for skilled manufacturing jobs. ASQ offers 17 certifications, including Certified Quality...

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ASQ releases 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

According to ASQ 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 65% of manufacturers experienced revenue growth in 2013. While 64% of respondents worldwide expect increased revenues in 2014, 46% say the economy continues to be the biggest hurdle to operations, and 18% said the shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge they foresee in 2014. Other hurdles identified include global competition, lack...

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Kern and Yount to speak at ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference.

ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference will teach attendees how organizations can embrace, apply, sustain, and continuously leverage lean and Six Sigma methodologies to increase efficiencies, profitability, and return on investment. Speakers will include Tony Kern, Ed.D., a leading authority on human performance in time-constrained, error-intolerant environments, and Shane A. Yount, a nationally...

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ASQ Report says gaps remain in management of quality.

Thirty years after U.S. business embraced the quality movement, research by ASQ shows there are significant gaps in the governance and management models of quality, and the availability and use of metrics in manufacturing and service-based organizations worldwide. With data collected from 1,991 organizations in 22 countries, ASQ Global State of Quality Research: Discoveries 2013 report also shows...

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ASQ presents inaugural social responsibility medal.

ASQ presented first Spencer Hutchens Jr. Medal for Social Responsibility to Joanne Adrienne Vincenten during its annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Vincenten works for European Child Safety Alliance and is being awarded the medal for her understanding of social responsibility; her success in community development, human rights, and consumer issues; and her passion for work that...

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Officers for 2010-2011 Term announced at annual meeting.

Officers for 2010-2011 term were announced at ASQ's Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with World Conference on Quality and Improvement on May 24-25 in St. Louis, MO. Current ASQ President Peter L. Andres will assume chairman's duties July 1, 2010, and E. David Spong will move into president position. Respectively, positions of president-elect and treasurer will be held by Jim Rooney...

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