Call for Proposals

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You can be a presenter at the 2018 World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) in Seattle, WA. Proposals are now being accepted. Member leaders are encouraged to showcase their organization’s success stories, share best practices, or speak on the new disruptive innovations. The theme of the 2018 WCQI is “The Innovation of YOU.” The […]

Hold the Handrail

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Member leaders know that standards without safety are like bicycles without wheels—you won’t go anywhere fast. In this humorous post, author James Sandfield (The Joy of Standards) explains why it is so important to continuously improve safety and standards, and why we must all “hold the handrail!”

ASQ Salary Survey

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The 2017 Salary Survey will soon be distributed. Results will be featured in the December issue of QP. The 31st annual survey will help your member unit and all quality professionals set the right course to advance their careers and boost earnings. The 2016 survey provided an overview of salary by job title, certification, Six […]

From Formula 1 To Surgery: How Benchmarking Increases Performance

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By Shahriar (Shar) Hosseini In an increasingly competitive world, how do businesses keep driving themselves forward?  Who do you track yourself against? Do you look at your historical performance, or do you monitor your performance against your competitors? I am sure you’ve heard about the practice of benchmarking – “a systematic search for best practices […]

Why Take An Interest In Your Interested Parties?

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One of the new concepts introduced by the latest revision of ISO 9000 is the concept of Interested Parties. The new standard has a requirement for organizations to determine the interested parties that are relevant to their quality management system and the requirement to understand the needs and expectations of these parties (4.2). Who are […]

BA Blacktop Wins the 4th Annual ASQ Vancouver Quality and Business Excellence Award

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On April 26, 2017, ASQ Vancouver was pleased to announce this year’s Quality & Business Excellence Award winner, BA Blacktop Ltd. (website). Harman Sull (Quality Manager) accepted the award on behalf of the company at the ASQ Vancouver Quality Conference lunch and awards ceremony. Founded in B.C. in 1956, BA Blacktop is a major general […]