Inspecting a smartphone: a quality control checklist

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Quality control inspections for smartphones is a rapidly growing sector as increasing per capita disposable income spurs rising demand for smartphones. While an estimated 1.3 billion units of mobile phones were shipped around the world in 2020, forecasts say that this figure will continue to grow by 10.5% annually for …

Selecting the right social compliance standard

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Auditing a new supplier against social compliance standards is a must. Such an audit ensures that the business has formal social and ethical guidelines in place throughout their operations and that labor rights are being respected. But just which social compliance audit should you be conducting? Should you utilize an …

Understanding Medical Device Audits and Audit Reports

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Pro QC International partners with clients with ease and shares in their success. The medical device industry must produce safe and effective products to diagnose and treat disease. Each year, industry requirements become more stringent as regulatory bodies, standards organizations, and patients expect more in safety and effectiveness. To help …

How to Relocate Your Production to Vietnam

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Supplier verification and qualification and ensuring product quality from startup to volume production Vietnam has become an attractive alternative to China for production. The rising cost of labor in China is an ongoing factor driving this shift. Companies are also closely watching for escalations of trade conflicts between the United …

What does a solar panel quality control inspection cover?

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Solar Panel Quality Control Inspections The solar power industry has been experiencing a huge boom in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to a growing demand for solar panels, or photovoltaic panels – and as a result of this, there has also been an increase in the need for …

How to Ensure Social Compliance Using SA8000 and Other HSE Audits

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
Social compliance issues have been a growing concern for several years now and only continue to rise as working conditions have taken a backseat during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Rana Plaza disaster killed over a thousand people and maimed over two thousand more when the eight-story commercial building, housing garment …

Benefits and Challenges of Manufacturing in the Netherlands

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team
The economy of the Netherlands is one of the strongest in Europe. Attributes such as competitiveness, innovation, highly skilled workforce, and technological development have helped to position the Netherlands among the most attractive countries for companies that want to invest and establish manufacturing operations. Next, we will explain the positives, …