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The June issue of PCB007 Magazine will be published next week. Can’t wait to download it? Enjoy this preview of how we arrived at the topic of TQM, as well as what you can expect to read inside.
Change is hard. The events of 2020 have certainly made that clear—as if we needed reminding. Though, perhaps we did need reminding that change is inevitable, even if it is hard. 2020 is holding true to that old saying, “You can either choose change, or change will choose you.” Why not manage the change? This turned our attention to total quality management, or TQM.
Total quality management (TQM) is a business management methodology where employees are empowered to improve processes—and, therefore, product quality—continuously. This issue features an interview with two I-Connect007 technical editors. IPC Hall-of-Famer Dan Feinberg discusses Lessons Learned From Past Applications of TQM and MEC. Happy Holden retrieves some of W. Edward Deming’s lost chapters after uncovering pre-publication drafts of Deming’s 1985 book-something he received as a training handout at Hewlett-Packard from Deming himself. But that’s not all. Dana Korf discusses focusing on the impact of data, and Steve Williams shares his thoughts on emotional manufacturing intelligence. PCB Norsemen Didrik Bech tackles the issue’s theme with his column, The Importance of Quality Management.
This issue is also jam-packed with columnists. Dr. John Mitchell tackles Problem Solving While Innovating, and George Milad covers Minimizing Signal Transmission Loss in High-Frequency Circuits. Steve Williams continues with Part 3 of his Guerilla Tactics to Pass Any QMS Audit series, and Mike Carano launches a new column series titled A Process Engineer’s Guide to Advanced Troubleshooting.
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