Category: Quality Control

Top 5 Best Practice Tips: Implementing or Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

–Guest blog post by Robert Jasper– The well known magazine manufacturingnews.com and the Dallas Business Journal indicate that 85% of ISO registered firms report external benefits like higher perceived quality, greater customer demand, better market differentiation, greater employee awareness, increased operational efficiency, and reduced scrap expense. Results like 30% reduction in customer claims, 95% improvement in delivery time, reduced defects from 3% to 0.5%, 40% reduction in product cycle time, 20% increase in on-time delivery are achievable after correct implementation of an ISO 9001 based quality management system. For those considering implementing ISO 9001:2015, or for those in the 2008 transition process, here …

A New Year for Quality

As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation program.  Download our reference document that discusses Selecting & Monitoring Suppliers. Review some of our audit and inspection reports to assist with identifying considerations. Utilize existing inspection data to identify trends and make improvements. Check out a previous blog post where we use inspection data …

Quality Fun – Word Search, Crossword & More

As we continue to celebrate World Quality Month throughout November, we wanted to share some resources that make increasing quality awareness fun! Check out our latest quality word search that we created for distribution at the St. Petersburg – Tampa ASQ monthly meeting earlier this week.  Our Regional Director for North America spoke at the meeting and discussed different ways in which quality professionals could engage and spread the word throughout the month. Quality Word Search Also, test your knowledge with our quality crossword. Quality Crossword Try this site for more quality quizzes, games and flashcards. And, check out our …

ISO 9001:2015 – What You Should Know

A myriad of industries are buzzing about the newly released ISO 9001 revision. With a greater focus on stakeholders and a risk-based thinking approach, the anticipated revision is said to have greatly improved the scope and ultimately the benefits associated. A more detailed comparison and additional useful resources are found here. With the revision so widely discussed, we have received several inquiries from organizations wanting to know about the standard and asking for advice regarding the benefits of certification. While Pro QC is not a certifying body, we do work with organizations to prepare them for final audits.  We also …

The ROI for Quality

World Quality Month is approaching in November, and ASQ consistently does a great job offering resources and connecting the community.  We encourage everyone to visit their website and download the Celebration Guide.  We’re already planning office events and special promotions to offer throughout the month. As 3rd party quality providers passionate about serving the industry for over 30 years, “Quality Month” is kind of a big deal!   We enjoy the opportunity to share our industry tools and spread awareness. One of the resources that peaked our interest on the World Quality Month site includes an ROI FAQ sheet.  Questions …