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Who Accredits the Accreditors?

8/17/2018
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Accreditation bodies need a standard to work within too. That standard is ISO 17011, and guess what it has been recently revised like so many of the other 170xx standards that we handle these days. What's new? Listen and find out more.

Duration:00:18:06

The Metrology of Time

8/14/2018
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Every wonder why we measure time like we do? How did clocks develop? Why are there 12, 60 minute hours?

Duration:00:14:45

Accreditation is Education

8/10/2018
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Want the best possible education is what is really required for your field, get accredited. When you call in the experts to look over what you do and ask them to give you that certificate that says they have confidence that you know what you are doing, you are going to go through a process that raises your game to a whole new level.

Duration:00:11:01

Decision Matrix

8/9/2018
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Quality Toolkit Thursday, how about a great way to prioritize your plans, try on a decision matrix for size.

Duration:00:14:48

Kitchen Metrology III - Thermometers

8/7/2018
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I've told you to calibrate your kitchen thermometer more than once, today I tell you how. Join me for a quick method to provide yourself with the peace of mind that your kitchen thermometer is reading properly.

Duration:00:15:15

Risk Tolerance and Risk Management

8/4/2018
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Good decision making in the world of quality revolves around understanding risk tolerance because, without it, risk management is meaningless.

Duration:00:15:58

Calibration Strategies

8/3/2018
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Living on the operations side of calibration is a daunting task. One part tactician and two parts scheduling ninja are entry requirements. Today, I share a few tips to help you with your process flow.

Duration:00:16:31

Gage R&R

8/2/2018
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Sometimes Gage R&R can be a bit of a mystery to some folks. What is it? What is it all about? For this Quality Toolkit Thursday, we take a look at the importance of repeatability and reproducibility to any measurement system.

Duration:00:13:06

Do Your Need Accreditation?

7/30/2018
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Sometimes something like accreditation sounds like a good idea on the surface, but the truth is you want it for the wrong reasons. If you want to be an accredited laboratory, you should make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.

Duration:00:14:44

Certified Quality Inspector

7/28/2018
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I've had some questions from folks after they've seen the CCT (Certified Calibration Technician) video about a certification they don't have to wait as long to get. Well, look no further than the CQI, or Certified Quality Inspector program. This will get you an ASQ certification after only two years experience and is a great stepping stone to understanding what it takes to get certified, and eventually become a CCT.

Duration:00:36:52

Putting the Pieces Together

7/27/2018
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Calibration is not a rotisserie chicken, unfortunately, you can just set it and forget it. There are a number of pieces to the puzzle and they all need to fit together for the system to work the way it was intended.

Duration:00:13:53

Anemometers

7/25/2018
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Measuring wind speed is a challenge at best. Measuring it accurately is an absolute feat. When the measurement itself is a disturbance to the system, things get tricky.

Duration:00:11:48

Calibration Software

7/23/2018
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Bet you've been looking for that turn-key, all-in-one, calibration software package. Guess what you're not likely to find it unless you have a pretty narrow scope of activities. There are a large number of calibration software packages out there, serving various needs. Today we talk about some of those.

Duration:00:16:28

Calibration is a Risk Management Strategy

7/21/2018
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With the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and all of the other standards that surround it, it seemed like a good time to remind everyone that calibration is an ideal example of risk management.

Duration:00:15:51

Testing vs Calibration

7/19/2018
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I've received a number of questions lately about what I mean when I say testing as it relates to calibration and ISO 17025. This is a great question and I thought today was a perfect day to elaborate on the subject.

Duration:00:12:03

Malcolm Baldrige

7/19/2018
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The single most prestigious award you can obtain for quality in the US is the Malcolm Baldrige. What exactly goes into this award and what is the framework to even attempt to participate?

Duration:00:17:17

Radar Guns

7/18/2018
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The metrology of cops and robbers is as old as time. How does a simple little device that emits a harmless radio wave strike fear in the hearts of grown men? It's called the Doppler effect, even if you don't know it by name, I promise you, you've seen it in action.

Duration:00:11:35

Metrology of Comfort

7/17/2018
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Why is it cold inside in the winter and hot inside in the summer when we have the thermostat set for the same temperature? The answer is humidity, but not like you probably think.

Duration:00:13:43

Calibration Certificate Requirements

7/16/2018
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I've fielded a number of questions lately about what is actually supposed to be on a calibration certificate. Unfortunately, there is no absolutely clear answer to this question. However, we can have a look at the ISO standard for calibration, and see what it calls the minimum requirement for calibration certificates.

Duration:00:18:58

Lifelong Learner

7/15/2018
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I've been in love with learning since I was a child, and think you should be too. Learning is the key to growth professionally and personally. In this weekend edition of the podcast I talk about just how important learning is for everyone.

Duration:00:10:28