World Trade Month – Fun Facts & Resources

“Every man lives by exchanging.” ~Adam Smith On average, almost everyone has witnessed the birth of two nations each year of his or her existence. So, if you are 50 years old, then about 100 new countries will have been created since your birth. Membership of the United Nations (UN) …

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 …

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 …

Benefits of Outsourcing: 3PQ Value

There are a considerable number of benefits associated with outsourcing.  As a third-party quality assurance provider (3PQ), we ultimately seek to be an extension of our clients’ organizations.  In reducing sourcing risks and cost, this partnership has significant value: We reached out to a few of our key clients and …

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, …

Top 5 Manufacturing & SCM Resources

Over the years, we have collected several “Useful Links” that we incorporate into our quarterly newsletters. Our Top 5 related to manufacturing and supply chain management include: 1) Manufacturing Metrics Checklist As part of a recent metrics survey,  the manufacturing metrics listed were identified as being the most utilized by discrete, …