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CAREERS

On the Fast Track?
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Standardization: A lack of standardization and regulation around blockchain technology also has many
concerned. "Our view is that blockchain [technology]
makes sense only if you have common standards for interacting digitally, like those developed for the internet," said
Michael Eitelwein, head of group enterprise architecture
at Allianz, a global insurance and asset management firm.
"If, by working together, we can eventually create common
standards for blockchain processes, we will be able to
remove a lot of inefficiency from digital business." 18
Data needs: The technology is only as powerful as the
amount of data contributed by stakeholders in the alliances
being formed. "Blockchain adds the most value when you
have the largest ecosystem," said Brigit McDermott, vice
president of food safety at IBM. "As such, we will seek to
build out the ecosystem by collaborating with other stakeholders, including farmers, suppliers and retailers." 19
For blockchain technology to actually solve food industry issues, many participants in the supply chain-from
farmers to restaurateurs-must buy into the blockchain
concept. That buy-in will take time, and it won't be easy.
"You need to have something in it for all stakeholders in
order to get the whole chain going," said Jakob Stausholm,
the chief financial and technology officer at Maersk, which
is leading a food supply chain project. "That's the difficult
part."20
-compiled by Mark Edmund, associate editor
EDITOR'S NOTE
References listed in this article can be found on the Progress Report
webpage at qualityprogress.com.

Mr. Pareto Head

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By Mike Crossen

February 2018 ❘ qualityprogress.com

'Statistician' Among
Fastest-Growing Jobs
Statisticians, mathematicians and software developers are
among 20 occupations projected to be the fastest growing
in the United States between 2016-26, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The top three fastest-growing jobs listed were solar photovoltaic installers, wind turbine service technicians and home
health aides. The top three fastest-declining occupations
listed were locomotive firers, respiratory therapy technicians
and parking enforcement workers.
For a complete rundown, released by the bureau late last
year, visit https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm.

ENGINEERING

National Engineers Week
Planned for Feb. 18-24
National Engineers Week-seven days dedicated to ensuring
a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by
increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and
technology careers-is being held Feb. 18-24.
The initiative-nicknamed EWeek-includes training, videos
and other resources to help spread the word about opportunities in the profession.
Visit www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week
for more information.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - February 2018

Seen and Heard
Expert Answers
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Career Coach
Office Efficiency
The Crown Jewels of Design
Open Lines
Less Is More
ASQ 2018 Six Sigma Resource Guide
Standard Issues
Six Sigma Solutions
Statistics Spotlight
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
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Quality Progress - February 2018 - cover1
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