Quality Expanded: In the profession, through the organization, and around the world
The benefit of applying quality to improve processes and products is well documented, but what influence can quality have on the culture of an organization and how can it best help with challenges such as mitigating risk and managing change? This will be the focus of speakers and sessions at ASQ’s 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, which will be held May 16-18 in Milwaukee, WI.
No longer is the quality function limited to a narrow role or separate department. Instead, it is being expanded throughout organizations to reach all aspects of the business. This gives opportunity for the quality professional to do more and take on new roles. It also gives opportunity for the concepts and tools used by quality professionals to be leveraged across the organization to help all employees drive improvements. The globalization of the marketplace and changing technology only accelerate the opportunities for quality professionals and the need to expand the practices of quality in new and innovative ways.