Category: Pro QC

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 …

What makes a “good” engineer?

National Engineers Week was observed in February. It’s origins and purpose include: “Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.” A point of differentiation for Pro QC is the engagement of engineers. Engineers are at the heart of the organization, including a founder whose roots are tied there. It was noted once during an interview that “engineer is not a word, but rather an identity.” And, Queen Elizabeth II herself was noted as saying “at its heart, engineering is about …

Pro QC and Quality 4.0: Providing Added Value Solutions

Written by: Yingchao Siu, Business Development Manager I recently had the privilege of joining the annual ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement held in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest quality conference bringing together a wealth of quality professionals from all over the world to exchange ideas and interact with other leaders within a variety of industries. The theme this year was “The Innovation of You.” Sessions focused on topics ranging from Quality Fundamentals, Risk and Change, Building and Sustaining a Culture of Quality, to Future of Quality. I had the opportunity to experience great knowledge first hand …

World Bank Projects Growth in India

Written By – The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team The World Bank has recently released encouraging figures with regards to India’s projected growth rate for the next two years, expecting 7.3% and 7.5% for 2018 and 2019 respectively. They have further stated the country has ‘enormous growth potential’ compared to the economies of other emerging markets. To put matters in perspective, the GDP of the other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) countries are projected to grow as follows in 2018: Brazil: 3.0% Russia: 1.7% China: 6.4% South Africa: 1.1% Source: reuters.com India’s projected growth is all the more impressive …

Reflecting on the Advantages of Technology on QC…

This month represents six years of blogging and sharing quality news and insight. Pro QC has provided QC services for over three decades and has seen the emergence of technology within the industry and the significant advantages organizations have today as a result. A few notable advances in technology we’ve seen over the years includes: 1984: When Pro QC started in 1984, scheduling requests were primarily handled by fax and were hand written.  During that time, the cost of international long distance prohibited frequent team communications among regions. Communications were slow, and calls were short.