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DECEMBER 2019 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 65 14. Put everybody in the company to work to accomplish the transformation. The qual- ity transformation is everybody's job. Conclusion Dr. Deming's focus on statistical control and variation reduction have stood the test of time and are still fundamental aspects of any good quality management system. His contributions show just the beginning of how influential and ahead of their time the founding fathers of quality were. PCB007 Steve Williams is the president of The Right Approach Consulting. To read past columns or contact Williams, click here. defects and new levels of productivity. Such exhortations only create adversarial relationships, as the bulk of the causes of low quality and low productivity belong to the system and thus lie beyond the power of the workforce. 11. Change the focus from sheer numbers to quality. Eliminate management by numbers and numerical goals. Substitute leadership. 12. Remove barriers that rob people of their right to pride of workmanship. This means, among other things, the abolish- ment of the annual or merit rating and management by objective. 13. Institute a vigorous program of educa- tion and self-improvement. Skills and job knowledge should be a lifetime activity. Pete Starkey and Víctor Lázaro, R&D manager/technical director at InduBond, discuss the operating principles of the InduBond X-Press and explain how it achieves enormous energy savings and improvements in lamination uniformity. productronica 2019: Innovative Multilayer Press Technology

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