This week’s roundup focuses on quality and compliance. We have compiled articles on decision making styles and when to use them, how manufacturing and logistics industries are growing in terms of goods with less workers and we conclude with one of our own blog posts on forging elite quality and compliance. Enjoy!
Four Decision-Making Styles and When to Use Them
Author: Jesse Lyn Stoner via Quality Digest
In this article, author Jesse Stoner discusses four decision-making styles and when you should use them. she states that learning to communicate which of the decision styles should be used and when, allows people to know ahead of time what their role is. She states that it is important to let your team know decision-making styles and if there is ever a need for change then it is also important to inform your team. Urgency is important in considering roles and staying ahead and informed is great for avoiding mishaps and nonconformances. For more information, continue here.
Study: U.S. Manufacturing, Logistics Industries Grew Over Last Generation
Via Quality Magazine
According to this post, U.S. manufacturing and logistics industries experienced dramatic growth over the past generation, stemming from a Ball State University report. According to Michael Hicks, CBER director, 2017 looks to be a new record year, with more goods produced by fewer workers. “Trade and productivity growth shifts job opportunities to other places as employment grows, we are at peak U.S. employment right now.” He states that manufacturing firms have become very lean and productivity growth means more goods are produced with fewer workers. For more information, see the post in full here.
Forging Elite Quality and Compliance in 4 Steps
Author: Emily Ysaguirre via Verse Blog
An automated Quality Management System (QMS) streamlines common business processes and increases efficiency within an organization. The QMS creates visibility and control through various, linked processes that allow companies to forge elite quality and compliance, creating a consistent method for continuous improvement.
This post will look into four traits that a QMS possesses to help ensure quality and compliance. Read more.