Top 5: What we know to be true about success in quality

We’ve been following a recent discussion in ASQ’s LinkedIn Group talking about words of wisdom for those entering the quality field.  The majority of these posts have been quite positive and have us thinking about our own lessons learned over the years. With almost three decades of experience, here’s what …

Inspecting textiles & garments

In our latest newsletter, we’re talking about inspecting textiles and garments and the specialized expertise required for this industry. Unlike wood, metal and other materials, textiles and garments have unique variables that may result in unexpected issues throughout the manufacturing and during the final inspection. As one of Pro QC’s …

Which AQL do you choose?

One of the most frequent questions we receive regarding on-site quality inspections relates to selecting AQLs, or Acceptable Quality Levels.  AQLs represent the maximum percent defective that you consider acceptable. Pro QC’s Assistant Operations Manager in China, Cesar Marsical, address the question below: The selection of AQLs and sampling plan …

Why inspect? What are the benefits?

This is one of the most frequent questions we receive, and it’s often a hot debate at quality industry events as well. At the end of the day, inspecting product for quality prior to shipment does the following things: Verifies that product specifications are being met and avoids unnecessary reengineering …

7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes

Great presentation… Quick and easy way to learn about quality control, the benefits and the primary tools used in the industry. Graphs Check Sheets Pareto Charts Cause & Effect Scatter Diagrams Histograms Control Charts In addition, we discuss the benefits of quality control on our website .  We also talk quality tools …

Top 5 Quick & Invaluable Quality Reads for 2013

A thread in the ASQ LinkedIn group piqued our interest a few months back.  It got us thinking about our favorite quality related books and provided some excellent insight into a few we haven’t read yet. We know life is busy, but we all know the importance of continuous improvement   Our list …

Incorporating quality tools outside of work

In celebration of World Quality Month, the feature story of November’s Quality Progress is “Off the Clock,” which highlights the passion of quality professionals and their tendencies to incorporate quality into their daily lives.  In fact, Jennifer Stepniowski, Pro QC’s Special Project Manager, is included in the article as she …