Ep 124 – Quality and the Small Business Development Center with Robert Carlson

Quality Matters and we believe that Small Business Matters as well. That is why we are thrilled to have Robert Carlson from our local SBDC “Small Business Development Center” on the show today. The SBDC with the help of fantastic folks like Robert Carlson have been instrumental in the success of Texas Quality Assurance during…

Ep 123 – Kris Earl – of GyroData – Drilling precision is tighter than launching to orbit

Such a fun conversation today with Kris Early of GyroData. The technology used in drilling for oil & gas has advanced so very far. These updates enable drilling teams to save not only time and money, but minimize environmental impacts on a large scale. We love the Oil & Gas industry and so many of…

Ep 122 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 4 – Love it or Hate it, the Ford Pinto was Popular and Made an Impact

In our last episode of the Top 5 Quality Management System Failures of all time according to Domenic Tramontana, we discuss the Ford Pinto.  Most people are familiar with the disaster that was the Pinto.  I had heard jokes about it but didn’t really know what was funny.  I was shocked when I learned more…

Ep 121 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 3 – iPhone 4 and a big Dam(n) Failure

We continue the Top 5 Quality Management System Failures of All Time-a review of an article written by Domenic Tramontana.  We quickly discuss a design flaw with the iPhone 4-an antenna in the wrong place.  Kyle tells us about the process of testing and validation.  Included in this episode is the Teton Dam.  Construction began…

Ep 120 – Business Visionary Book Club – Ep 7 Out of the Crisis

Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (Author) According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1982, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management. Management’s…

Ep 119 – Can OSHA force you to get a vaccine in a COVID-19 ETS? — Should they? — Part 2

Can OSHA force you to get the shot (ETS for COVID-19 Vaccine)? Is there any precedent for this in the past? What’s this gonna do to workplace safety culture? Is osha gonna become the next distrusted part of the political machine? Seems there are far more questions and answers at this point in time period…

Ep 118 – Can OSHA force you to get a vaccine in a COVID-19 ETS? — Should they? — Part 1

Can OSHA force you to get the shot (ETS for COVID-19 Vaccine)? Is there any precedent for this in the past? What’s this gonna do to workplace safety culture? Is osha gonna become the next distrusted part of the political machine? Seems there are far more questions and answers at this point in time period…

Ep 117 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 2 – Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. It was not the first space telescope, but it is one of the largest and most versatile, renowned both as a vital research tool and as a public relations boon for astronomy. The problem…

Ep 116 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 1 – Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

We preach each week about how Quality Matters and what benefits we have when it goes well. But this time, we are starting a mini series on what can go wrong, and horribly horrible wrong when Quality Management Systems fail. The first in this week’s mini series, we explore what went wrong with the Three…