Category: Quality Control

WCQI Wrap-Up – Thank You!

We’ve just returned from the World Conference on Quality and Improvement and find ourselves already planning for 2016 in Milwaukee! We’ve attended the conference for many years but have only exhibited since 2013.  This year, the event was held at The Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN and word on the street is that ASQ had record attendance with ~3,000 quality professionals. One thing that’s unique to this conference is the sense of community and strength in the pursuit of the mission to make a difference in the world through quality.  We find ourselves right at home among clients, …

Questions We’re Asked at Tradeshows

We attend several trade fairs each year and find the experience of being present and talking with people one-on-one to be invaluable. Each show provides us with an opportunity to learn more about the current trends and connect/reconnect with individuals in the industry. In addition to expanding our network, we are able to use feedback received and respond to the market’s needs. Tomorrow, we leave for the World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Nashville, TN.  There, quality professionals from around the world will gather to talk shop, be inspired and learn something new. We’ll be in Booth 338! Three …

What does “quality” mean?

The question of how quality is defined remains subjective, although a variety of definitions are commonly accepted. An older post reached out to our team and asked how they know quality when they see it.  Pro QC’s Managing Director was quoted as describing quality as… ‘When I think of quality, an old quote that we used to use as  kind of our slogan comes to mind: “Quality is consistent performance to clients’ expectations. To me, repeatability is quality.”

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); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Using 5W1H, we have developed a list of the most common questions we receive from inquiries regarding their product quality control initiatives.  Ask us for more information, and let us know if you have any questions …

Five Ways to Ensure Quality Manufacturing – Sourcing Success

Whether you’re sourcing abroad, or from a manufacturer down the street, similar issues with product quality, shipment delays, cost and safety concerns, etc. still apply.  To mitigate the quality risks and cost involved in sourcing, we recommend five actions that have been proven successful throughout the three decades of experience we have working with clients and suppliers around the world. 1 – Audit Potential & Existing Suppliers  To help ensure that potential or existing suppliers deliver high-quality products, operate efficiently, and support continuous improvement, process surveys and factory audits are performed. From supplier capability and qualification to process control and quality system …