Category Archives: Manufacturing

Baldrige Award Judges’ Panel: Interview with New Member Mary Kay Fyda-Mar

By Christine Schaefer Next Wednesday, the Judges’ Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet to decide which 2017 Baldrige Award applicants will receive site visits as part of the process for identifying national role models. Of the 12 judges on … Continue reading

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Lots of Activity, No Progress

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently read an HBR blog entitled, “How Aligned Is Your Organization?” The authors attributed a lack of internal organizational alignment to four reasons. The last, and I thought very important one, was … Continue reading

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What America Still Needs (Part 2)

In my last blog, I talked about the role of the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria for Performance Excellence in enabling organizations of all kinds to achieve sustainable high performance. As I stated, a critical factor in this is the … Continue reading

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The Jobs of the Future: How Can We Help?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey The Baldrige Program was created to help manufacturers be more competitive, and it has endorsed Manufacturing Day for years, doing what it can to help connect Baldrige community members, especially schools, with manufacturers and to promote … Continue reading

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Which Way to Operational Excellence?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Dorothy: Now which way do we go? Scarecrow: Pardon me, this way is a very nice way. Dorothy: Who said that? [Toto barks at scarecrow] Dorothy: Don’t be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don’t talk. Scarecrow: [points … Continue reading

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