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Chamber’s MWBE Loan Program Helps Companies Secure ISO Certification


March 15th, 2017

A cohort of minority-owned businesses have used a new Greater Memphis Chamber loan program to complete ISO 9001 certification, which opens them up to new federal contracting opportunities where the certification is required.
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Our Recent Smith & Nephew Black Belt Graduates


February 10th, 2017

Lean Six Sigma is a statistical method to assist companies in improving efficiency and eliminating waste in its processes, giving those businesses new methods for defining, measuring, analyzing and controlling their operations and financials. On average, companies that have implemented Lean Six Sigma processes have improved their bottom lines by $500,000 to $1 million.
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Corporate Worship: A Baldrige-based Congregational Assessment For Religious Institutions


January 18th, 2017

The current state of people exiting religious institutions in America are increasing at alarming rates. Change and Innovation may be the key to congregational sustainability and growth. A willingness to challenge the status quo and to retain and grow congregational membership with new and diverse worship methodologies is becoming the norm for survival for many congregations. 
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The 2016 Baldrige Award recipients


December 5th, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today named four organizations as the 2016 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement and innovation. This year’s recipients—two small businesses and two health ...
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Completion


November 4th, 2016

Lean Six Sigma is a statistical method to assist companies in improving efficiency and eliminating waste in its processes, giving those businesses new methods for defining, measuring, analyzing and controlling their operations and financials. On average, compnaies that habv implemented Lean Six Sigma processes have improved their bottom lines by $500,000 to $1 million.
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MSQPC Visits McDonald's Hamburger University in Chicago, IL!


September 12th, 2016

Hamburger University is a 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) training facility of McDonald's, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. This corporate university was designed to instruct personnel employed by McDonald's in the various aspects of restaurant management. More than 80,000 restaurant managers, mid-managers and ...
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Corporate Innovation: A Baldrige-based Assessment of Innovative Corporate Practices and Entrepreneurship


July 27th, 2016

Innovation is the key to growth and competitiveness for the 21st century organization. The benefit of innovation for both the organization at the corporate level and the economy at the national and global level is undeniable. Innovation involves adopting an idea, process, technology, product or business model that is either new or new to its proposed application. The outcome of innovation is a ...
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Baldrige for Detection and Prevention of Corporate Espionage


July 22nd, 2016

Sitting deep in the basement of the FBI in Washington, D.C., reading the personal files and dossiers of J. Edgar Hoover, Donald Fisher became fascinated with intelligence and organizational security. Fisher, one of the first researchers at the FBI approved under the Freedom of Information Act, could see the importance of organizational intelligence because so many organizations had been so ...
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The 28th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference


April 6th, 2016

The 28th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference was hosted in Baltimore, Maryland this past week at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront. Some of the noted attendees included were our very own Dr. Donald Fisher MSQPC's CEO, Katie Rawls President/CEO of Tennessee Center in Performance Excellence (TNCPE), and Michael Dockery of FedEx Manager/National Balridge Judge. 
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2015 Quality Cup Awards


January 27th, 2016

The Mid-South Quality and Productivity Center presents a Regional Quality Cup Award which is aligned with the Baldrige Award Criteria and the former RIT/USA Today Quality Cup Award. This award honors individual teams (six categories) that make exceptional contributions to their employers’ quality improvement programs.
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