Category: Quality Control

Recognizing Quality: World Quality Month 2017

World Quality Day is approaching and is recognized on November 9th this year.  Throughout November, the international community recognizes the importance of quality. “The purpose of World Quality Month is to promote the use of quality tools in businesses and communities. Quality tools, such as flowcharts and checklists, reduce mistakes …

Top Enterprise Quality Drivers Identified

Over 1800 senior executives and quality professionals were interviewed as part of a recent global Forbes Insights report. “The focus relates to the links between quality efforts and corporate performance, as well as the evolving business value of quality.”Of those surveyed, 58% of senior executives and 43% of quality professionals …

Too much quality?

Wichita’s NPR station recently focused an OnWords piece related to quality. Consider the following: “You can usually tell that an organization has stopped caring about quality when it becomes the only thing they talk about.” As quality professionals, we revel in the fact that organizations might be talking too much …

Quality as a Journey: Keep Going & Other Lessons Learned

Some of our inquiries at Pro QC come from organizations reaching out for reactive assistance that addresses current, significant quality issues. Once the immediate issue is addressed, ongoing quality efforts lose their luster until the next debacle.  It can be a viscous cycle in which clients are faced with difficult …

Avoiding Product Recalls

Over the years, we’ve had our share of inquiries related to organizations seeking to resolve a recall situation.  While many of these calls are reactive, a proactive approach is recommended to avoid the cost and overall impact to stakeholders. How can you avoid product recalls?  Know Product Safety Requirements –  Avoiding recalls …

Quality: It’s What’s Driving the Global Automotive Industry

A report issued by McKinsey & Company predicting trends up through 2020 in the global automotive industry identifies four challenges that will affect the industry’s growth.  With these four challenges in mind, we offer quality solutions that effectively hedge or otherwise prepare those working within the industry. Complexity and cost …

Quiz: How Passionate Are You About Quality?

Are you a Quality Aficionado? Use the Likert-type scale below to answer the 20 questions, and then total up your score.   Strongly Disagree>  1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  <Strongly Agree You notice non-conformances in products when you go shopping. You may or may not speculate …