Ethical Concerns With Quality Ratings of Nursing Homes

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Quality ratings of nursing homes are not necessarily what they seem, according to a recent analysis.[1] Researchers analyzed 264 reviews of 51 nursing homes in California. Yelp reviewers gave significantly less favorable ratings than those found on the Centers for Medicare …

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The 2019 Supply Chain—Orchestrating a Real-Time, Connected Network

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Effective supply chain management relies on everyone involved in the supply chain network providing timely, accurate and consistent information to identify issues and streamline the process. If supply chain managers want to transform their supply chains in 2019, they must work …

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Intelligent Machines for an Intelligent Enterprise

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Transformation is a constant for manufacturing companies. Since the 1990s, manufacturers have been looking at process automation and techniques, such as lean manufacturing, to enhance their business. In the early 2000s, their focus shifted to make manufacturing processes more responsive by …

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Volvo Recalls 167,000 Cars Worldwide to Fix Trunk Lid

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely holding company, says it is recalling 167,000 cars worldwide because the hatch lid lift system on electric trunks can loosen, stop working in cold weather, and possibly cause damage. Group spokeswoman Annika Bjerstaf …

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Common Weed Killer Glyphosate Increases Cancer Risk by 41%, Study Says

☞ | View the full content of this post. Exclusively available to ASQ Members. By Emily Dixon Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical—found …

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