Quality Progress - October 2013 - 5

upfront QP QualitY ProgrEss retooling 5S A new take on a traditional tool ExEcutivE Editor and associatE PublishEr Seiche Sanders associatE Editor Mark Edmund assistant Editor Amanda Hankel even quality traditionalists can agree that sometimes foundational tools can be tweaked to provide more effective, desirable results in specific situations. Take 5S—sort, shine, set in order, standardize and systematize. The tool, used to create workspace order and efficiency, certainly works in its original form. But, contends author John Casey in the article “5S Shakeup,” with the steps in that order, results have been known to backslide. Casey offers a twist on traditional 5S intended to ensure positive outcomes stick. Find out about how he shook up 5S beginning on p. 18. For obvious reasons, reducing excess resource use makes sense—for the environment, in reducing cost and creating higher efficiency. “For the Greater Good,” p. 24, manuscriPt coordinator Valerie Ellifson contributing Editor Megan Schmidt coPY Editor Susan E. Daniels art dirEctor Mary uttech graPhic dEsignEr Sandy Wyss Production details how a laboratory in Australia implemented an environmental management Cathy Milquet system, which led to cost savings and reduced waste. An added bonus? Employee advErtising Production engagement saw an uptick. Similarly, energy management and reduction is another timely topic as organizations attempt to reduce costs and meet customer requirements. “Turned On,” p. 32, explains how quality professionals can be involved in this growing trend. “ ... Energy savings has become a quality attribute required to satisfy stated or Barbara Mitrovic digital Production sPEcialists Laura franceschi Julie Schweitzer mEdia salEs of energy management and its connections to quality will help quality professionals naylor LLC Lou Brandow Krys D’Antonio norbert Musial rob Shafer Donnie tuttle (ASQ tV) contribute to these initiatives and make a positive impact on the business sustainabil- mEdia salEs administrator implied customer needs,” the authors wrote. “Knowing the different aspects of energy efficiency and what influences this quality attribute, and understanding key principles ity of their organizations.” Finally, next month is World Quality Month—a special time to recognize the impact Kathy thomas markEting administrator and importance of quality around the world. Look for many opportunities to partici- Matt Meinholz pate and celebrate throughout November. Or, take a few minutes to contribute your Editorial officEs quality story on the World Quality Month website, http://asq.org/world-quality-month/ share-your-story.aspx. QP phone: 414-272-8575 fax: 414-272-1734 advErtising officEs phone: 866-277-5666 asQ administration cEo paul E. Borawski Seiche Sanders Editor Don’t forget to watch the new episode managing directors Ajoy Bose Julie Gabelmann Brian J. LeHouillier Michelle Mason Laurel nelson-rowe to promote discussion of issues in the field of quality and ensure coverage of all responsible points of view, Quality Progress publishes articles representing conflicting and minority views. opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily of ASQ or Quality Progress. use of the ASQ logo in advertisements does not necessarily constitute endorsement of that particular product or service by ASQ. october 2013 • Qp 5 http://www.asq.org/world-quality-month/share-your-story.aspx http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - October 2013

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Perspectives
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
5S Shakeup
For the Greater Good
Turned On
Get There Faster
Career Corner
Standards Outlook
Quality in the First Person
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
Back to Basics

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