Quality Progress - May 2017 - 6

SEEN&HEARD

Reader reactions from around the world

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'REVISIT' A GOOD REFRESHER

In response to Statistics Spotlight: "Revisiting the Old
Seven" (April 2017, pp. 42-45):
You have succeeded in finding
a very user-friendly approach
for these tools, keeping them
fresh for readers to continue to
apply them. Thank you!

Catalina Tutulea
Dambovita County, Romania

AUDIT APPRECIATION
I liked this One Good Idea: "Rethinking Audit Reports" (December 2016,
p. 79). The author's message that an
audit should not be just a "fault-finding
exercise" and should result in improvement applies to every auditor of every
discipline such as finance, quality management systems and environmental
management systems. As a management representative, I used to impress

on internal and external auditors that an
indication of a good audit is the thankful
acknowledgement by the auditee that the
audit and the nonconformances raised
will really improve them.
Ramaswamy Ganesan
Pondicherry, India
POINTS ON PDCA
After digging deep into the contents of
the article (Back to Basics: "The Gravity of

PDCA," January 2017, p. 64), I'm convinced that there's science and logic
behind the plan-do-check-act (PDCA)
cycle. Using PDCA is similar to conducting
scientific research and proving the theory
behind it. Whether we label it or not,
we are using it in our daily lives, but not
always in a conscious way. This is a good
article worth reading.
Nayel Altarawneh
Doha, Qatar

THE REACTION GAUGE
this month's question


Despite some recent accidents and
concerns during testing, manufacturers
and companies-such as Ford, General
Motors, Tesla, Alphabet and Apple-continue to move forward with self-driving
vehicles.
Are self-driving vehicles ready for the
road? Would you feel safe in traffic as a
passenger in a self-driving vehicle or a
fellow driver sharing the road with one?
Are manufacturers and companies rushing
this emerging technology to market too
quickly?

Send us your take at editor@asq.org.

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last month's question 

Drones continue to be touted as the new game-changing
technology that will affect how retailers deliver packages,
farmers monitor crops and livestock, developers access
properties and engineers survey projects, for example.
What concerns you most about the advancing drone
technology? Are government agencies doing enough to
regulate drone usage?

Franz Todt, Peoria, IL, writes:
The drone issue is going to be a problem. We sit back and delight in our use
of drones to kill people overseas. But
what about when these come home as
is already happening? Think about law
enforcement in our own country using
drones constantly patrolling, watching and ready to respond. You present
commercial applications, which will help
give acceptance by the public, but what
is the real plan? Government control of
everyone.

Muthuraman Annamalai,
Charlotte, NC, says:
Air safety is going to be a cause of
concern with the operation of drones.
A commonly referred statistic is that
odds of a commercial plane crash are
one for every 1.2 million flights. With
falling prices of drones, there is going to
be a vast number of drones in the air in
the coming years. Capt. Chesley "Sully"
Sullenberger has been quoted as saying,
"It is not a matter of if it will happen. It is
a matter of when it will happen."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - May 2017

Seen and Heard
Expert Answers
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Field Notes
Mind the Gaps
Solid Footing
Are These the Same?
New Tricks for an Old Tool
Innovation Imperative
Experience More
Career Coach
Statistics Spotlight
Standard Issues
Marketplace
Footnotes
Back to Basics
Quality Progress - May 2017 - intro
Quality Progress - May 2017 - cover1
Quality Progress - May 2017 - cover2
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 1
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 2
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 3
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 4
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 5
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Seen and Heard
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Expert Answers
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Progress Report
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Mr. Pareto Head
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 10
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 11
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Field Notes
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - 14
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 15
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Mind the Gaps
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - Solid Footing
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - 29
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Are These the Same?
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - New Tricks for an Old Tool
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - Innovation Imperative
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 45
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 46
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Career Coach
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - 49
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Statistics Spotlight
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 51
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 52
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 53
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Standard Issues
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 55
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 56
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 57
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Marketplace
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 59
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Footnotes
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Quality Progress - May 2017 - 62
Quality Progress - May 2017 - 63
Quality Progress - May 2017 - Back to Basics
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