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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Facebook goes dark… When good quality goes bad — August 1, 2014
  2. The Crow & the Pitcher… Quality Lessons from Aesop — July 23, 2014
  3. To 30 years of reducing quality risks & cost… — July 7, 2014
  4. What the “Blog Boom” means to us… Because quality always matters — July 2, 2014
  5. Tips on quality from Bentley — July 1, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 3 comments
  2. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 2 comments
  3. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 2 comments
  4. S.M.A.R.T. quality planning & goal setting… — 1 comment
  5. Pass the exam! Certification study tips… — 1 comment

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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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Negotiating in the global marketplace

An article recently posted to Inc. discusses charts by Richard Lewis that “reveal how to negotiate with people from around the world.” As a third-party quality provider, this is a key value for us because we absolutely agree that cultural considerations are key in negotiation and general business activities and it can be a significant …

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Selecting the best quality tool to meet your objectives


We love our quality tools!  In fact, the Quality Toolbox is never too far out of reach.  But, the choices can seem overwhelming at times.  Here are some suggestions for picking the right tool based on what you want to accomplish: If you want to keep track of your facts… Use a check sheet or …

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