October QP Is Live!

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October QP Is Live!

Posted by Lindsay Pietenpol on Oct 1, 2019 10:28 am

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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Re: October QP Is Live!

Posted by Danny House on Feb 10, 2020 11:23 am

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/

Re: October QP Is Live!

Posted by Duke Okes on Feb 10, 2020 2:57 pm

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!
 

Re: October QP Is Live!

Posted by Jeremiah Genest on Feb 10, 2020 4:30 pm

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.