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“...All Others Must Bring the Right Data”

Thursday Apr 27 2017

The famous American engineer, statistician, professor, author, and lecturer, W. Edwards Deming said “In God We Trust, All Others Must Bring Data!”  I started my career as a Quality Engineer in the automotive industry and this popular quote from Deming was hung from the cubicle of one of my colleagues.  As I think about it now, I realize that two words are missing...

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5 Great Things to Look Forward to this Year at the Engine + Vehicle Test Facility Forum

Monday Apr 10 2017

The 2017 Engine + Vehicle Test Facility Forum hosted by ACS is quickly approaching! This event, filled with networking and informative sessions...

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Did Someone Say Control? Deciding on a Control System Architecture

Friday Mar 24 2017

The complexity of a control system architecture requires careful consideration for current and future testing needs...

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Why Do You Assume You’re the Smartest in the Room

Tuesday Mar 14 2017

One of my daughters is pretty obsessed with Lin-Manual Miranda’s music from the play Hamilton. In the song Non-Stop, Aaron Burr asks the question of Hamilton - “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room”, and in retort Burr adds “soon that attitude may be your doom!” So what's my point?...

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Linking Employee Satisfaction to Customer Satisfaction

Monday Oct 17 2016

I recently received the annual “Best Places to Work” edition of our local business magazine. The winners are impressive in terms of the commitments they make to employee benefits, community involvement...

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Imagine My Surprise – Confidential Research Comes Back to Find Me

Tuesday Jun 28 2016

Imagine my surprise when seven years after completing a project, I ran across this article….

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The Value of a Controls Upgrade

Tuesday Jun 28 2016

In today’s highly competitive environment, improved performance, reliability, and up-time of your equipment can have a large impact...

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Sharing and Celebrating Customer Satisfaction

Friday Mar 11 2016

Thank you to Sam Tobias, Director of Planning and Parks at Fond du Lac County who posted, “"Had a great work experience this week with ACS - Design.Construction.Integration out of Madison, WI. We have a landfill flare PLC logic controller that has given me fits for months. ACS stayed on the job until system worked as intended. "

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Measuring Project Success – Client Happiness

Friday Feb 26 2016

When I ask people how they determine if a project was successful the first response I usually get is a financial analysis.  If the project...

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Wednesday Feb 24 2016

One of the more interesting pieces of vehicle test equipment that I’ve come across is the Burke Porter Dynamic Rattle and Twist Machine. Traditionally, at the end of production...

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