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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Coordinate measurement machines (CMM): What are they and who needs it? — August 19, 2014
  2. What are our quality engineers doing on-site during inspections? — August 4, 2014
  3. Facebook goes dark… When good quality goes bad — August 1, 2014
  4. The Crow & the Pitcher… Quality Lessons from Aesop — July 23, 2014
  5. To 30 years of reducing quality risks & cost… — July 7, 2014

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  1. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  2. Acceptance sampling isn’t scary — 2 comments
  3. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 2 comments
  4. Pass the exam! Certification study tips… — 2 comments
  5. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 2 comments

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A new Prime Minister for India… Sourcing & manufacturing opportunities expected from positive economic impact

A gentleman from India recently raised a discussion during a class that concerned the newly elected Prime Minister Modi. For many unaware, the recent election in India was considered a “a landslide victory for opposition leader Narendra Modi.” This particular student was drawing the connection regarding the expected economic impact on the region. The media isn’t …

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“In most industries, quality has never mattered more.”

During the flight to Dallas for the World Conference on Quality & Improvement recently, I had an opportunity to catch up on some reading.  As I cracked the cover of the April Harvard Business Review, my eye immediately went to “Creating a Culture of Quality.” They had me at the first sentence… “In most industries, …

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What’s special about quality engineers?


Quality engineers are at the heart of our organization.  As a third-party quality assurance firm, we count on the hundreds of engineers we have positioned throughout the world to be the eyes and ears for our clients on-site at their factory locations.  As an exhibitor in this year’s World Conference on Quality & Improvement last week, we …

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Administrative Professionals & Quality – Thank You!

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Since 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. (iaap) As we recognize Administrative Professionals this week, it’s important to note the quality connection and overall significance of these positions and express …

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Top 3 Benefits of C-TPAT Audits


Although the program started in 2001, there continues to be a lack of understanding regarding what C-TPAT is and how it benefits and adds organizational value. What is it? “The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism initiative (C-TPAT) is a voluntary U.S. Customs and Border Protection program designed to improve border security while also accelerating the …

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