Managing Quality in Long Distance Supply Chains


Michael L. Hetzel, Pro QC's VP/Americas, partnered with Global Auto Industry to share some insight and recommendations regarding managing quality in long distance supply chains. The seminar, which was hosted by, touched on a wide range of quality challenges unique to those engaged in international procurement. Michael reviewed the cost issues and various considerations for selecting capable and ethical suppliers. In addition, he incorporated important quality tools necessary for assessing and verifying conformance. He discussed the considerations for using local staff or 3rd party quality providers as a way to monitor and ensure continuous improvement. If you were unable to attend the seminar, it's available at and we have posted the presentation materials to our blog: For additional information, Michael can be contacted at or +1-708-710-5935.

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