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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Are ISO 13485 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 audits the same? — March 5, 2015
  2. Engineers Week – Making a Difference — February 25, 2015
  3. Supply Chain Management – Webinar Review — February 12, 2015
  4. Leading Teams Effectively — February 5, 2015
  5. What is APQP? — January 30, 2015

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  1. Product Inspection Strategy — 4 comments
  2. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  3. S.M.A.R.T. quality planning & goal setting… — 3 comments
  4. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 3 comments
  5. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 3 comments

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How well are your suppliers performing?

In a recent post, we discussed several New Year’s goals that we frequently hear from clients and prospects around this time of year.  One of the most common is evaluating and improving supplier performance. We know that suppliers may appear qualified at first and then fail to deliver the required quality after time and money have been invested in …

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New Year, New Goals… 2015 Quality Goals


As 2014 comes to a close, we are considering the quality goals and objectives we’ve discussed with our clients and partners regarding ongoing improvement in the coming year.  Some examples shared with us include: Establish and/or improve a supplier performance evaluation process Develop and implement corrective action based on factory and inspection data analysis More effectively …

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How do you know quality when you see it?

After describing what it is that Pro QC does the other day, an individual paused and asked how we know what quality is when we see it. And, that’s a very interesting question that many conclude is just too subjective to answer. Likely the most popular general definition is Deming’s idea of whether something is meeting or exceeding …

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World Quality Month is here… Spread the word!


November is recognized internationally as World Quality Month.  Some interesting fun facts regarding its origin via ASQ include: Japan has celebrated World Quality Month in November since 1960. China originally recognized World Quality Month in September starting in 1978. North America started raising awareness in 1988 and originally celebrated in October. First promulgated by the …

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Standards: Ensuring Quality, Safety & Spookiness on Halloween


Halloween is approaching and is celebrated by millions around the world each year on October 31st. At Pro QC, our teams across the globe often observe Halloween with good food, friends and festive decorations. The history of Halloween has evolved. “Traditional activities on Halloween include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. …

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