Category: COVID-19

Making Sure Your Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers Are Verified

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team With the critical importance of personal protective equipment and a rising number of scams worldwide, Pro QC recently launched a quality assurance and quality control solution specifically for the medical device and PPE segment. This could not be an ordinary service, as the environment in which it was launched has been far from ordinary. Here’s a little about what we’ve learned, and how we’ve tweaked it along the way, to help you better verify suppliers Where does our demand come from? Most of our inquiries so far have come from China, Turkey, and …

Manufacturing Medical Devices During COVID-19? Know This…

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team COVID-19 has turned up a number of challenges for the entire world, the global marketplace notwithstanding. However, one of the most pressing demands on the supply chain at present is a need for medical devices to help hospitals cope with enormous numbers of coronavirus patients. But how do parties ensure they are getting a quality product? Inevitably, the coronavirus has posed several quality challenges for medical devices as well as medical products – due largely to the rising number of scams as people try to take advantage of the urgent need for quick …

To Avoid Fake Suppliers, Keep This Checklist Handy

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team Last week we discussed avoiding fake suppliers and scammers when sourcing medical personal protective equipment (check out that article here: Avoid Fake Suppliers of PPE & Scams). This week we’re taking you through the checklist you should have on hand when investigating a supplier for sourcing any product. Any of these points should raise red flags as to the authenticity of a supplier. The website design looks unfinished, there are many spelling errors The ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact Us’ sections of the website do not contain the full company details: registered company name, …

How Do You Avoid Fake Suppliers & Scams When Sourcing Medical Personal Protective Equipment?

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team So, you’re looking to source Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while things are in short supply in the current coronavirus environment. However, there’s an abundance of suppliers online, all claiming to offer exactly what you need, and fast. Who do you trust? Here’s our guide to help you spot a scam and avoid fake suppliers during COVID-19 and more generally. There are a couple of key flags that usually indicate things aren’t quite in order: If the product portfolio is not consistent with what the supplier usually sells – for example, an apparel …

Getting Your Business Back On Track Post COVID-19? Here’s Your Checklist.

By The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team We’ve been living in unprecedented times, there’s no doubt – but things must get back on track sooner or later, and the supply chain is the first that will be called upon to function well. So how does your business handle it? We’ve put together a handy checklist for you. As we speak, China is beginning to get back on track, but the impact of COVID-19 remains tangible. The labor force isn’t quite fully back in action, and the other end of the supply chain is missing raw materials. While sub-suppliers get warmed …