Category: Quality Control

Ask us: The 5W1H of Product Quality Control

One of the most commonly used quality tools is 5W1H, “a method of asking questions about a process or a problem taken up for improvement.” This socratic questioning method is said to be rooted in Rudyard Kipling’s poem: I keep six faithful serving men (They taught me all I knew); …

Engineers Week – Making a Difference

This week recognizes engineers, and in support we are encouraging our partners and teams to share their experience, knowledge and passion with others. Engineers are changing the world all of the time. They dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create …

What is APQP?

Advanced Product Quality Planning, APQP, exists to ensure suppliers and manufacturers produce products that meet or exceed customer expectations. It is considered a structured approach to the design and development of new products and manufacturing processes. As part of Pro QC’s Supplier Development services, APQP incorporates the Deming Cycle, or PDCA. …

Quantifying the Importance of Quality in 2015 (US Market)

Quality Magazine recently posted an article related to the importance of quality and other interesting observations regarding their 15th Annual Spending Survey. The article indicates a positive increase in spending where quality is concerned, along with other key indicators showing support and acknowledgment of the importance of quality.  Two highlights worth noting …

Avoid shipment delays!

Delays in shipment are not uncommon, but preventable nonetheless. There are several possible causes for shipment delays, including: Delays in shipment of raw materials or components to the assembly factory Factory equipment malfunction Human resource issues Logistics (freight forwarder) delays Incorrect order quantity loaded (partial shipment) Product gets held in …