October QP Is Live!
Lindsay Pietenpol 177
Joined 04/19/2018 - 34 Posts
This month's issue of QP is all about Quality 4.0--just in time for the ASQ Quality 4.0 Summit in November. The issue covers everything from how big data affects quality improvement to mobile assurance apps, how artificial intelligence can introduce bias into results and more.

Check out the full issue at qualityprogres.com.

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Danny House 896
Joined 05/03/2018 - 3 Posts
I really like this article, and I am kind of sad about how so many are trying to sell quality 4.0 as the "next big thing" rather than the natural progression of Quality.
http://qualityconcepts.home.blog/2020/02/07/the-technology-for-industry-4-0-is-here-but-quality-4-0-is-at-3-0-going-on-4-0-with-still-more-growing-to-do/
Duke Okes 1670
Joined 06/01/2018 - 84 Posts
Amen to that, Danny.  There's really nothing new other than an increase in digitalization enabled by wireless, etc.

The same is true with the analytics/data science label.  It's just statistics!
 
Jeremiah Genest 217
Joined 04/20/2018 - 214 Posts

Duke Okes:
Amen to that, Danny.  There's really nothing new other than an increase in digitalization enabled by wireless, etc.

The same is true with the analytics/data science label.  It's just statistics!
 

The fascinating thing for the quality profession is we already have most of what is necessary for the Industrial Transformation and the related flavors: problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, analytics, ethics. There does need to be an updating of large partsof those, for example collaboration, but in general we have the pieces and it's really about amping it up, and forming connections.

Take the connected worker, one of the big concepts that gets touted a lot. As the below graphic shows, its usually more about the what than the how. Don't get me wrong, we have to spend a lot of time on the how, but this is a definite opportunity for us as quality professionals to rise to the occasion.

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Quality 4.0 is an exciting bunch of stuff. And it's a great banner to show how the quality profession can be the standard bearers for this transformation.