Category: Pro QC

Intern insight

Before our intern, Melanie Rinehart, left for China, I had the pleasure of meeting with her.  Our Managing Director has a keen eye when it comes to recruiting passionate individuals.  Melanie is no exception. For the past several weeks, Melanie has been training in our Shenzhen office.  I wanted to reach out to her again for insight into her experience. You recently moved from Tampa, Florida to Shenzhen, China for an internship with Pro QC. Having been to China before and studied the language in college, do you find there are significant cultural differences? I definitely feel that the cultures in …

Quality Quotes – Our Newsletter Collection (2007-2012)

Quality quotes are a popular topic, as we’ve seen in the ASQ LinkedIn Group and in feedback regarding our blog and newsletter.  As we issue quarterly newsletters, we include a “Quote of the Quarter.”  Here’s our comprehensive list of quotes, as noted in our newsletters going back to 2007. “Customers are the most important assets any company has, even though they don’t show up on the balance sheet.” (Berry) “The ideas of control and improvement are often confused with one another. That is because quality control and quality improvement are inseparable.” (Ishihara) “Quality is not what happens when what you …

Global Sources Electronics & Components in Miami

Last week marked the second year Global Sources hosted a show in Miami, Florida and the first that Pro QC  exhibited at this location.  Nestled in the retro Miami Beach scene, the traffic this year was steady. Jennifer Stepniowski, Special Projects Manager, and Jeffrey Moellering, Sales & Marketing Director, met with several entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in the Asian market, in addition to the larger organizations seeking to expand operations.  There was no shortage of vendors, ranging from various clothing to LAN cable.  Presentations conducted that Tuesday educated buyers regarding the basics of sourcing abroad and the necessity of quality assurance within that process. …

To the quality gurus…

At the recent ASQ conference, there was a Quality Guru Quiz available that matched up your responses to a series of questions with which guru you aligned best with.  There were several life size versions of these guys where you could capture the moment with a quick photo opportunity.  I took the quiz and aligned with Deming, of course. I also learned of the passing of Taguchi earlier this week and started thinking about those we call the “gurus” and their contributions to the field of quality and overall passion for continuously making things better. Below is a collection of quotes that encompasses …

Can jet lag be avoided?

Attracting the attention of Pro QC’s Managing Director, Ed Sanchez, was an article relating to avoiding jet lag.  As a frequent flyer visiting our offices in over thirty countries, it is understandable why!  Also, many of our clients are well aware of jet lag too, frequently visiting factories or operations abroad. Jet lag (AKA desynchronosis) is described as “extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across several time zones.”  While not everyone suffers from jet lag, it can certainly make travel unpleasant for others.  Interestingly, “the condition is not linked to the length of flight, but to …