Monthly Archives: September 2013

Baldrige in Manufacturing Today: Seagate’s Story

Posted by Christine Schaefer How is the Baldrige framework for performance excellence helping manufacturing companies today? Consider the experience of Seagate Technology, a manufacturer that defines itself as a “world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.” The company, which … Continue reading

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A Long Journey is Not Always Required

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey For twenty five years, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has been associated primarily with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, but Baldrige is so much more than just an award. Many organizations are simply not ready now or may … Continue reading

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Inspiring Executives–On the Plant Floor and in Other Safe Spaces

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey “Some of the best ideas for improving health care come from outside our field,” writes Dr. Peter Pronovost in his blog, “What Health Care Can Learn From Corn Milling.” “A recent experience reminded me of … Continue reading

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Update on Premier Inc., “Best Place to Work” Role Model

Posted by Christine Schaefer We are always pleased to see how former Baldrige Award winners continue to blaze trails as exemplars of excellence. As a recent example, Premier Inc., the 2006 Baldrige Award-winning health care alliance, has earned national recognition as one of the “2013 Best … Continue reading

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Retiring Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon For those who have read my Blogrige posts in the past, I am glad to be back. I am enjoying my retirement, including the opportunity to continue supporting the Baldrige Program, while my … Continue reading

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