Dr James Harrington, the Passing of the Last Giant of the Quality World

Dr James Harrington, the Passing of the Last Giant of the Quality World

It has now been one week since Dr. James Harrington passed away at the age of 95. He was a giant among quality professionals, having published over 50 books and inspired thousands through his presentations and articles in leading publications on quality and business improvement. Jim had a distinguished career, working for IBM, Ernst & Young and Systemcorp, where he led and developed significant quality and project management related initiatives before starting his own highly successful management consultancy, Harrington Management Systems.

Embark on a Transformative Journey: Join the Japan Benchmarking Study Mission 2024!

Embark on a Transformative Journey: Join the Japan Benchmarking Study Mission 2024!

The David Hutchins International Quality College (DHIQC) and the Global Excellence Team (GET), in association with the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), jointly offer a unique opportunity for individuals interested in quality management and continuous improvement, in a way that took Japan to global leadership. This Quality Education Tour provides participants with insights into Japanese quality methodologies and the chance to learn from top experts in the field.

World Quality Month 2023 Perspectives from Thought Leaders

November is celebrated annually as World Quality Month, providing an opportunity to recognize the significant role that quality plays in all aspects of our lives. From businesses and organizations to communities and nations, quality is the driving force that shapes our shared progress towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.
As we mark World Quality Month 2023, PIQC Institute of Quality in Pakistan curated thought-provoking perspectives from distinguished quality leaders and practitioners around the world. Representing countries across multiple continents, these individuals have contributed greatly to advancing the quality movement through their work.

Summer School on Quality and Organizational Excellence 2023

The Summer School on Quality and Organizational Excellence returns after four years, with a focus on “Digital Quality”. The event aims to bring together people from around the world to share knowledge and discuss quality. The program includes master classes on topics related to Digital Quality and Quality 4.0, industrial tours, and a sightseeing tour of Braga. The Summer School offers more than 20 hours of contact for participants to learn, share experiences and insights, and network with colleagues.

South African Quality Institutes latest news

SAQI monthly newsletter is an excellent source of information to keep up with the latest quality issues in South Africa. In this issue read about Process Management, Living Organizations Stay Alive, Using the Corporate Governance Framework, Best Practice: Incorporating Cultural Characteristics into The Excellence Model, and Quality in Schools

South African Quality Institutes latest news

SAQI monthly newsletter is an excellent source of information to keep up with the latest quality issues in South Africa. In this issue read about Process Management, Living Organizations Stay Alive, Using the Corporate Governance Framework, Best Practice: Incorporating Cultural Characteristics into The Excellence Model, and Quality in Schools

Philippine Society for Quality PSQ Nation Magazine

The Philippine Society for Quality https://www.psq.org.ph/ is the national body that co-ordinates the Quality effort in the Philippine. PSQ Nation, the official digitial magazine of the Philippine Society for Quality, in this issue read about several topics such as: What it takes to be a quality champion, Continual productivity improvement in-spite resource constraints, Global assessment on the current state of organizational excellence, and many other articles.

The Passing of Professor Mohamed Zairi – A Leader in Benchmarking and Excellence

The last two years has caused unprecedented turmoil and sadness for many families. Over five million people have died due to Covid, and many more millions have had their health compromised or their livelihoods jeopardised. A huge loss for the benchmarking community has been the passing of Professor Mohamed Zairi after a spirited fight against Covid. Mohamed died aged 65 in October 2021. Mohamed has been a thought leader in the quality profession for over 35 years. His strength has been to have a broad-based view of quality and a deep understanding of current business trends and challenges from which he can prescribe relevant and often innovative quality-based solutions.

Publication of the 3rd Cycle of Dubai We Learn Book – 10 Benchmarking Case Studies

The book Achieving Performance Excellence Through Benchmarking and Organisational Learning is a joint publication by the Dubai Government Excellence Program and the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research (COER). The book describes 10 TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking projects that were undertaken as part of DGEP’s 3rd Cycle of Dubai We Learn.

Quality and Operational Research (QOR) Newsletter: August / September 2021

Quality and Operational Research (QOR) is an international quarterly publication. The objective of the QOR Newsletter is to publish current and high-quality articles and cover useful contents of interest to academics, researchers, and professionals in the business, government and non-profit sectors from all around the world. In August / September 2021 issue read about:proposal that the ISO 18404: 2015 Lean & Six Sigma international standard, High-level overview of the inaugural global research study that has captured the current state of excellence in organizations around the world, Practical approach to improve the human side of “leadership at every level” and the overall quality of leadership.

Training Course: 12 Days to Deming

The New Zealand Organisation for Quality (NZOQ) is delighted to introduce and offer you the active-learning course 12 Days to Deming. This material is ideal for both interested newcomers and for those who already have some background knowledge of what Dr. Deming taught and are keen to learn more. This free download has been developed and generously provided by Dr. Henry Neave.

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