Category: Quality Control

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 decisions regarding accountability to stakeholders.  Reactive solutions are also often more costly. But, quality is a journey. It’s a journey. Here are a few lessons learned as an organization offering over three decades of experience in the industry: A successful journey starts and ends with the right leadership.  The organization’s leadership …

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 generally starts with product design and specification development. Due diligence is required to determine if any applicable testing is required depending on the market in which it will be sold. Contacting a testing lab for a general inquiry is worth the time and effort. Researching ANSI and ASTM standards is …

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 pressure Diverging markets Digital demands Shifting industry landscape “To capture future growth and find profit from these challenges – and to mitigate their risks – OEMs cannot simply turn to their traditional toolbox. They need to review and adjust their strategic priorities, deploy the appropriate investments and resources, and develop new …

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 what the root cause could be. You notice inefficiencies in the processes of various organizations you interact with outside of work. You often identify how you would do it better. Customer ratings have a significant weight on your personal purchase decision-making process. You notice the word “quality” whenever it’s referenced …

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Video Posted

Don’t miss our latest video discussing the ISO 9001:2015 transition process and questions we’re frequently asked: Also, be sure to download our free gap analysis! Or, check our previous post discussing our Top 5 Tips. Contact us for additional information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.