Thresher crew

Poor Quality Assurance can sink a submarine!

Poor Quality Assurance did just that, in 1963.  Lack of Quality Assurance procedures and non-adherence to standards can be just as disastrous in your environment! Let me take a step back.  I would like to share a little of my Navy Career with you so you can understand why I am so “Gung Ho” about[…]


Quality Comes Back to Karma

Quality control is essential in any industry.  When you’re making something as complex as a car, you better pay extra attention to quality. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Fisker on the re-launch of the Karma.  If you’re an auto buff, you’ll remember the Karma as one of the biggest failures in recent[…]

AS9100 training

AS9100 Revision D Training is Here!

AS9100 training is now available online!  ISO Joe is back with the latest installment in his training series, covering the AS9100 standard, Revision D. AS9100 defines the core quality management requirements fro the aviation, space, and defense organizations. Join Joe today for this subscription based course – available to you for a monthly recurring fee.[…]


Augmented reality isn’t just for Pokémon Go

What do Porsche and Pokémon Go have in common?  They are both turning to the new technology of augmented reality .  Yes, the same technology that has people chasing invisible monsters is helping build your next luxury car. Augmented reality uses computer technology to overlay what you’re seeing with additional information.  Think of the head’s up[…]

Configuration Gear

Configuration Management, Who Needs It?

Configuration Management is the foundation of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), which has been adopted by many organizations worldwide, primarily those involved in the development of software applications. Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), specifically the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, hired the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at[…]

Medical Material Quality Advances – Will PEEK be implanted in you?

Medical material quality advances have been taking hold of the medical device and plastics injection mold business. Plastics come in many shapes and forms and are used from children’s toys to Space Craft. I was first was introduced to plastics in the 1960’s, when I was working on the repair and overhaul of nuclear powered submarines.[…]

Strong Foundation

Quality Assurance – Your Foundation for Success

Did you know that we have a YouTube channel dedicated to Quality Assurance?  Here is an introduction to the foundation of Quality Assurance, by your instructor ISO Joe.  Joe presented this introduction at the ASQ International Conference in 2012. Check out our YouTube channel for more videos today! And now, the foundation of Quality Assurance!