Innovation Column Features

Innovating Service With Chip Bell's picture
Innovating Service With Chip Bell
I recently had eye surgery that required me to sleep on my back for two weeks following the operation. I have always slept on my side, ever since I was a kid. My back-sleeping attempts are so...
Taran March @ Quality Digest's picture
Taran March @ Quality Digest
These days, even regulatory agencies must innovate if they expect to keep pace with the speed of doing business. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is no exception, and this year especially it has...
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest's picture
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
The Dec. 31, 2018 deadline looms for medical device companies that sell their devices in Canada. On that day, any company that sells medical devices to Canada will either need to hold an MDSAP...
Ryan E. Day's picture
Ryan E. Day
One of the unique aspects of Finch Therapeutics is that although its product does not fall easily into any regulated category and thus is not FDA-approved, the company has been working closely with...
Mike Richman's picture
Mike Richman
Technological breakthroughs tend to change the way users perceive of a problem, offering a solution that, in retrospect, comes to seem obvious and apparent. So it is with the new FARO 8-Axis Quantum...
Dan Jacob's picture
Dan Jacob
What a difference a year and a half make. In mid-2017, LNS Research coined the term “Quality 4.0” and published definitive research on the topic. At that time, an early but large group of...
The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson's picture
The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Last year I was invited to give a lecture on critical thinking to the U.S. Navy. I opened my presentation with a story I’d read in Reader’s Digest magazine as a child. It’s an old story you may have...
M. Mitchell Waldrop's picture
M. Mitchell Waldrop
This story was originally published by Knowable Magazine. Back in the 1990s, when U.S. banks started installing automated teller machines in a big way, the human tellers who worked in those banks...
P. Richard Hahn's picture
P. Richard Hahn
Untitled Document Data science is hot right now. The number of undergraduate degrees in statistics has tripled in the past decade, and as a statistics professor, I can tell you that it...
Jeffrey Phillips's picture
Jeffrey Phillips
It finally came to me last week. For more than a decade I’ve been working with corporations, trying to help them accelerate their ability to generate new, interesting ideas to market as viable...
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest's picture
Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest
In this episode we look at data, data, more data, and then... engineering the perfect human? “Your Data Are Your Most Valuable Assets” Just what the heck is Quality 4.0? Remember this acronym: CIA...
Mike Richman's picture
Mike Richman
One of the highlights on our calendar each year is the first Friday in October, which is Manufacturing Day here in the United States. This event offers us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the...
Nicole Radziwill's picture
Nicole Radziwill
Data science and machine learning have surged in prominence during the past few years, and digital transformation seems to be on everyone’s agenda. Have you ever wondered why? Even though quality...
Dan Jacob's picture
Dan Jacob
LNS Research published its research, “Driving Operational Performance With Digital Innovation: Connecting Risk, Quality, and Safety for Superior Results” to address fundamental challenges quality and...
Ryan E. Day's picture
Ryan E. Day
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Collecting real-time production data is becoming more common as enterprise-wide software develops into a tool that enables transformative gains in...
Paul Sloane's picture
Paul Sloane
Is innovation critical for your business survival and success? Are you dissatisfied with your ability to bring new products and services to market? Surveys show that most business leaders would...
Alison Hawke's picture
Alison Hawke
Historically, quality in a process was something that was done at the end of the line. You inspected your widget once it was made, and if it had flaws, you fixed it or threw it out. As in many...
Mike Richman's picture
Mike Richman
IMTS was a blast, but it was great to be back home in lovely Northern California this week. On this episode of QDL, we covered the skills that workers need and the innovations that organizations want...
Gary Marchionini's picture
Gary Marchionini
As millions of people came online iduring the late 1990s, they needed help figuring out what each web page was about, and how to find what they were looking for. Web indexes and search engines sprang...
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Knowledge at Wharton
‘How is it that in the middle of a relatively small town of about 125,000 people in Minnesota, you’ve got the No. 1-rated healthcare system probably in the world?” The question was put to Jeffrey...