Category: Quality Control

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 …

ISO 14001:2015 – Who Needs Environmental Management?

The quality industry is buzzing this week as the International Organization for Standardization released the latest revision of the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. “ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders” Notable revisions per the news release include: A greater commitment from leadership An increased alignment with strategic direction Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives More effective communication, driven …

5W2H of Process Audits: What You Should Know

We’ve used 5W2H to discuss Product Quality Control before, and now we’re using this popular tool to provide insight regarding process audits. Who? Quality auditors are often certified and/or have other applicable training specific to the types of audits they perform. Quality auditors must be professional, ethical and objective. They must be able to select appropriate quality and auditing tools and techniques and use them effectively in a variety of applications. In addition, they must verify, document and communicate results.