73rd World Conference for Quality and Improvement, Fort Worth, Texas, 19-21 May 2019

Fort Worth is not well known, but the airport code DFW shows the direct link with the much better known Dallas. Texas has been rather popular lately for ASQ conferences and maybe this was one of the reasons for the clearly lower attendance than usual. In November 2018, so only 6 months ago, ASQ organized it's 2nd Quality 4.0 Summit in Dallas. If you then see that the WCQI program also was for a large part dedicated to Quality 4.0 and two of the five keynote speakers were the same, then maybe...
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Two presentations at the 73rd WCQI in Fort Worth, Texas.

QS Consult had the pleasure to deliver two presentations at the recent ASQ congress in Fort Worth, TX. On Monday afternoon May 20, we gave a concurrent session titled "Quality On Steroids: Leading Disruptive Change". There was quite a big crowd and the presentation was very well liked by the audience. Even the following days I still received very nice comments from participants. This is always very rewarding.               On Tue...
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Quality for a Sustainable Future

  Based on our presentation at the first Excellence Summit Sweden in Gothenburg, we wrote an article “Quality for a Sustainable Future” that has just been published online in Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (TQM & BE). It will also appear in print later in a special issue that will be entirely devoted to the conference. The published version can be found via this link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2019.1588724 You can find our original manuscript here...
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Second ASQ Quality 4.0 Summit – Dallas, TX, November 12 and 13, 2018

  Predicting is difficult, especially the future. Yet that is what several speakers - including yours truly - tried to do on this second issue of the Quality 4.0 Summit. From different angles, an attempt was made to paint a picture of the future of quality and of the quality functions in a world that is being digitally disrupted by big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital twins, robotization, etc. Some lectures were highly technical, others were more philosophical...
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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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