Pro QC and Quality 4.0: Providing Added Value Solutions

Written by: Yingchao Siu, Business Development Manager I recently had the privilege of joining the annual ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement held in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest quality conference bringing together a wealth of quality professionals from all over the world to exchange ideas and …

China Sourcing Alternatives: Thailand

Written by: The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team Many companies are looking for alternatives to China these days with regards to their supply chain. Most often the driver is costs. We’re seeing an increasing number of clients contemplating a shift, or already being in the process of implementing one towards …

What’s a Living Wage?

A question that comes up often when sourcing abroad is determining what the living wage is and how well suppliers stack up. Article 23 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and …

Connecting Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility

An article we recently contributed to ASQ’s Quality Management Forum (Winter 2017) connects Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility (SR). “Edward Freeman described Stakeholder Theory as a proactive approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Looking outward to groups or individuals impacted by an organization’s activities, Stakeholder Theory encourages organizations to identify …

World Bank Projects Growth in India

Written By – The Pro QC Quality Assurance Team The World Bank has recently released encouraging figures with regards to India’s projected growth rate for the next two years, expecting 7.3% and 7.5% for 2018 and 2019 respectively. They have further stated the country has ‘enormous growth potential’ compared to …

Recognizing Quality: World Quality Month 2017

World Quality Day is approaching and is recognized on November 9th this year.  Throughout November, the international community recognizes the importance of quality. “The purpose of World Quality Month is to promote the use of quality tools in businesses and communities. Quality tools, such as flowcharts and checklists, reduce mistakes …