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Feature Article : A Systematic Issue Management Process Manufacturing Quality Application

Each day, issues present themselves that require targeted solutions. Using quality industry examples, it is suggested here that these issues can be successfully resolved through a systematic process.

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Insider News : 2009 Holiday Schedules China, Taiwan, India & North America

Upcoming holidays include National Day & the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, which will take place October 1st through the 8th. India will also celebrate Dussehra on September 28th, Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd and Karwa Chouth on October 8th.

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Insider News : Check Out "Tim K on QA", Our Newest Column Covering Quality Assurance Basics

We are pleased to introduce our new column "Tim K on QA" to our readers. This column is written by our Operations Manager, Tim Kieselhorst, and will bring our readers information on the basics of quality assurance in each issue.

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Insider News : Pro QC Accepts PayPal

Pro QC now accepts PayPal, in addition to American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

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Insider News : Pro QC Adds Resources in Hangzhou and Nanjing

Pro QC has responded to a recent increase in demand in Hangzhou and Nanjing, China. We are pleased to announce that additional engineers based in these areas are now in place.

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Insider News : Pro QC Now Offers Sustainability Audits

Pro QC is pleased to announce that we now offer Sustainability Audits. Our team of auditors and supplier development professionals are ready to profile your audits for conformance to the emerging standards.

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Insider News : Pro QC VP/Americas Makes Presentation in Mexico City

On June 26th, Michael L. Hetzel, VP/Americas of Pro QC based at our Chicago Americas headquarters, presented "Buying from China: Making Sure You Get What You Pay For" at a meeting of the China Chamber of Commerce and Technology Mexico in Me

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Insider News : Pro QCs Website Now Offers Chinese, Spanish, German and French Content

Pro QC now offers website content in Chinese (both Simplified & Traditional), Spanish, German and French. Use the drop-down menu in the top right of our home page at www.proqc.com.

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Case Study : Mum 2 Mum

What started out as frustration from the lack of good quality baby products available in the New Zealand market, two mums founded Mum 2 Mum in 2004 and now design, manufactures and sells infant accessories and textiles throughout the world.

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Quality Q&A : What are sampling plans and how are they employed for inspections?

In his debut article, Tim Kieselhorst discusses sampling plans and how they are employed for inspections.

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Get Acquainted : Weiwei Lin, Regional Operations Manager

Weiwei has vast experience with Pro QC and has made invaluable contributions to all aspects of the business. Her clients, as well as the Pro QC team, consider her to be dedicated, efficient and pleasant to work with.

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Upcoming Events : Trade Show Exhibitions (2009-2010)

Pro QC will be exhibiting at the Global Sources China Sourcing Fair October 12th through the 15th in Hong Kong. We have also confirmed Booth 6816 in the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES and Booth 512 at the Hardware Show.

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Focus on Travel : Australia

Sunni Rossi, Leisure Travel Specialist at FCm Travel Solutions, shares some insight into travel to Australia after her 22nd visit to this country that is home to more than 21 million people.

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Recommended Reading : Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. Dan Ariely. New York: Harper Collins 2008. 280pp.

Ariely, a MIT professor and general observer of people, gives a fairly broad definition of behavioral economics, referring to it as a combination of psychology and economics. Throughout the book, he does mesh both fields quite nicely.

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