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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. The ROI for Quality — September 25, 2015
  2. ISO 14001:2015 – Who Needs Environmental Management? — September 16, 2015
  3. Understanding the Supplier Audit Process — September 1, 2015
  4. 5W2H of Process Audits: What You Should Know — August 24, 2015
  5. Learn Quality With Free Resources — August 12, 2015

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  1. On-Site: What’s a C-TPAT Security Audit? — 7 comments
  2. Product Inspection Strategy — 5 comments
  3. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  4. S.M.A.R.T. quality planning & goal setting… — 3 comments
  5. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 3 comments

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On-Site: What’s a C-TPAT Security Audit?


I’ve recently returned from a visit to our offices in China where I was able to attend a C-TPAT audit with our Supplier Development Manager, Jean Champlain. A C-TPAT audit isn’t quite as common as a general QMS or ISO 9001 evaluation, but the information generated has significant value when you understand the scope. “C‐TPAT …

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National Safety Month – Learn & Share


Observed ​annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. According to the International Labor Organization, Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. Every 15 seconds, 153 workers have a work-related accident. An …

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Maximizing energy efficiency for reduced costs & sustainability


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Utilities are the largest variable expense faced by business owners.  In fact, “energy consumption by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems accounts for roughly 40 percent of total building energy consumption, and in turn, buildings account for 35 percent to 40 percent …

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When do you switch suppliers?


I’ve never heard the process of switching suppliers described as easy.  People may say that it “went smoothly” or “could have gone worse,” but the reality is that it’s not easy.  Because of this, many organizations delay the process and experience increased costs and consumer dissatisfaction as a result. Questions to consider: Do you know …

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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) grew from 51 original members …

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