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Reid Paquin

Research Director (ITP&S), IDC Manufacturing Insights

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Reid Paquin

About the Author

Reid Paquin is Research Director for IDC Manufacturing Insights responsible for the IT Priorities & Strategies (ITP&S) practice. Mr. Paquin’s core research coverage includes IT investments made across the manufacturing industry and manufacturers' progress with digital transformation. Based on his background covering the manufacturing space, Mr. Paquin’s research also includes an emphasis on the technology enablers that help manufacturing executives make better-informed operational decisions.

Previously, Reid was Industry Solutions Director at GE Digital, analyzing manufacturing trends and the needs of the industry. Prior to GE Digital, Mr. Paquin was Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group covering the Manufacturing & Product Development space. Before joining the Aberdeen Group, Mr. Paquin worked for Polartec as an Industrial Engineer focused on process improvements and data analysis.

Reid has a graduate certificate in Industrial Statistics from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire. He is a frequent speaker, presenter, and moderator at industry conferences, and he provides analysis for multiple industry publications.

The Last Mile in Your Quality Journey: Building a Quality Culture for Continuous Improvement (Part 3 of 3)

Reid Paquin December 15, 2021

This is the third and final blog in a series focused on quality management. The first two blogs covered the importance of digitized quality processes and extending quality beyond a manufacturer's four walls. The third and final step I want to cover is the natural progression in Quality: the importance of building a quality culture or mindset across the enterprise....

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Progressing Down Your Quality Journey: Extending Quality Management into the Supply Chain (Part 2 of 3)

Reid Paquin December 7, 2021

Last week I discussed the importance of starting out your quality journey by eliminating manual processes and embracing digitization. For the second blog in this three-part series, let's look at a natural next step for progression that many manufacturers are taking — extending their quality approach beyond their "four walls" and into the supply chain....

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Starting Down Your Quality Journey: The Importance of Digitized Quality Processes (Part 1 of 3)

Reid Paquin November 30, 2021

Quality management is certainly not a new topic for manufacturers; however, the importance of it has never been stronger. This is the first blog of a three-part series focused on quality management and how manufacturers should approach their quality journey. First, it’s important to understand the current manufacturing environment....

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