Simplified 5S: What is it & why is it important?

What is 5S? 5S is a lean manufacturing approach to “A place for everything, and everything in its place” based on the Toyota Production System. Quality management has compiled definitions from a variety of sources worth referencing here: 1. 5S definition of Wikipedia.com Sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain: a workplace discipline used …

Who cares about manufacturing?

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” ~James Dyson Manufacturing Day is is approaching on October 3rd, and we’re encouraging all of our partners, clients and associates to open their doors and share …

Who cares about noise?

“One person’s data is another person’s noise.” ~K.C. Cole Did you know? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the single most common irreversible occupational hazard worldwide is noise-induced hearing impairment. Noise levels are commonly measured in decibels (dB). It is a logarithmic scale rather than a linear one, because …

Quality videos worth watching… Our favorites this week

We’ve selected a few of our favorite quality related videos and wanted to share. The Ingredients of Quality Management – You’ll be hungry after this one, but it’s a great introduction. ‘Modern Chairs’ – A Total Quality Management Training Video – “Made in the style of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, …

What are our quality engineers doing on-site during inspections?

We receive questions relating to quality inspections and the inspection process quite often. One of the most common questions we receive concerns the benefits of inspecting product for quality prior to shipment.  The short answer is that inspections reduce overall quality risks and cost! Another question we receive often relates to what …

Facebook goes dark… When good quality goes bad

It happened without warning.  I went to check the Pro QC Facebook page for comments about our August holiday schedule and recent 30th anniversary photo from our team in Vietnam, but I was denied. Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can. Jump …