Keynote speech at the Kwinta Congress in Ghent

Under the title "Does Measuring Matter?" the Kwinta Congress of 2017 took place on 28 November at the ICC in Ghent. The emphasis was on measuring, but it was also made clear that not all measuring leads to knowledge. In our keynote speech "Quality by Quantity – Absurdism in the 21st Century" the quality of life was the focal point. Do we always find the right balance and above all: do we choose the right priorities? And what about our economic system that is fully based on growth, while our m...
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ASQ Europe Conference, Berlin

QS Consult gave a successful presentation at the first ever ASQ conference in Europe. The presentation was titled: "Survival of The Fittest, Quality Tools for the Future". This presentation will be given in a slightly adapted form as a webinar for the ASQ Blue Ridge section on January 30. More information will be given in the near future on this website. Berlin was the venue chosen for the first ever quality conference in Europe organized by ASQ. It was the result of a long process, that orig...
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QS Consult at the 61st EOQ in Bled, Slovenia

  In a session on the competencies for the quality professional of the future, we gave a short presentation titled: " Will the Quality Profession Survive the Digital Revolution?".  The fundamental points we touched were: how to deploy quality knowledge throughout the organization and not just within the quality department and how to get more professional knowledge on teamwork, motivation and culture in our organizations. If we say these human elements are vitally important for qualit...
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61st EOQ Congress in Bled, Slovenia

The 61st EOQ Congress in Bled, Slovenia was one of the better EOQ conferences of the last couple of years. The main theme: "Success in the Digital Era: Quality as Key Driver" sparked a lot of interest. But not everyone was convinced that Quality Management is really leading in this area. The keynote speech by Joseph A. Defeo, CEO of the Juran Institute, was inspiring in that respect. He dared to show are weaknesses like: not enough attention and impact on design processes, too complex proced...
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Program 61st EOQ Congress in Bled finalized

On October 11 and 12, the 61st EOQ congress will be held in Bled, Slovenia. As mentioned in a previous post, QS Consult will be participating with a speech on the future of the Quality profession. In the meantime keynote speakers have been contracted and the program has been finalized. No reason not to go, especially because Bled is very beautiful and Slovenia extremely pleasant. More information can be found on the conference website. 
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Sustainability, The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

This presentation was an extension to last year's presentation at the WCQI in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, there were few attendants (24) but the ones that were there were very satisfied afterwards. This showed from their average rating score of 9.4 / 10 and some very nice comments such as: "A wonderful job"; "Well done!"; "I wish there had been a bigger audience to hear this valuable presentation". Words like that make the effort worthwhile. The slides can be found through this link: slides prese...
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