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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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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