Category: Quality Control

Top 5 – Quality Resources that Educate & Inspire

We’ve given some thought to quality resources we find particularly useful and that both educate and inspire…  Here are our top five: American Society for Quality > Quality Tools ASQ offers comprehensive content relating to various quality tools, conveniently organized by function.  You’ll find everything from histograms to stratification.  Regularly browsing through the tools is a great way to get inspiration for data analysis or better understand an existing collection.  The Knowledge Center is invaluable! Chartered Quality Institute > Knowledge Hub The Quality Survival Guide is excellent, in addition to the collection of videos and factsheets. Lean Enterprise Institute > Webinars …

Learn cause and effect diagrams and more…

We have found an excellent resource for videos explaining various quality tools.  One of our favorites relates to cause and effect diagrams, but we found the GoogleStorming video quite interesting as well.  There are several other videos relating to quality tools on the Dr. Eugene O’Loughlin YouTube page.  It’s worth checking out! An additional resource for a instructional videos relating to a wider variety of topics includes the Khan Academy.

Welcome 2012 – Top 10 Ways to Add Value & Keep Resolutions

Welcome 2012!  For Pro QC, this year will be met once again with the primary objective of continuous learning and adaptation of skills and services with the intent of adding value to our industry and helping reduce quality risks and cost along the way.  Of course, as many of us already know, this is more challenging than it seems.  And, just saying that this is what we’d like to do wouldn’t necessarily provide the results we want.  So, we have incorporated several principles into our planning process that maintains focus and gets us results. Top 10 Ways to Add Value …

Everyday Quality: Top 5 – #worldqualitymonth

Although we should be focusing on quality all twelve months out of the year, it is nice to have a recognized international dedication to something so important and relevant in today’s global environment. ASQ (American Society for Quality) and others have been spreading the word about November’s World Quality Month for some time now and have really raised awareness. While Pro QC is offering 10% off audits in China and Taiwan throughout the month, we also wanted to share a few ideas for incorporating quality into everyday life.  It just makes sense that a broader focus on quality would positively impact …

Why quality, why now?

Why quality? At the end of the day, successfully incorporating quality into corporate-wide practices will cost you less, not more, and reap some fairly distinguishable benefits, like… A decrease in costs due to less reworking, consequently producing less scrap Social responsibility (they go hand-in-hand) An improvement in productivity due to less time spent on reworking An improvement in cycle time due to less time spent on correcting mistakes and more time being spent on value-added activities A competitive advantage that supports a solid brand and positive public perception Increased employee satisfaction and retention (reduction in costs associated with turnover) An overall improvement …