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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Who cares about manufacturing? — September 17, 2014
  2. Who cares about noise? — September 10, 2014
  3. Quality videos worth watching… Our favorites this week — September 5, 2014
  4. Coordinate measurement machines (CMM): What are they and who needs it? — August 19, 2014
  5. What are our quality engineers doing on-site during inspections? — August 4, 2014

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  1. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  2. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 3 comments
  3. Acceptance sampling isn’t scary — 2 comments
  4. An Introduction to Auditing – The How & Why — 2 comments
  5. Pass the exam! Certification study tips… — 2 comments

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Remembering Philip B. Crosby… “Quality is free”


June 18th would have been Philip B. Crosby’s birthday. He lived through 2001 and is internationally recognized for his ideas on quality management practices. Crosby was an engineer at heart. As a quality engineer developing the Pershing Missile, he conceptualized the idea of Zero Defects. Quality is Free likely sits on the bookshelves of many …

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Social Accountability – SA8000 2008-2014 Comparison


Every five years SAI revises the SA8000 standard in order to ensure its continued relevance and adoptability. This process is conducted in accordance with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards (the Code). Social Accountability International recently discussed this process and offered a side-by-side comparison (2008-2014) for general review. Aside from …

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Closing out World Trade Month


“World Trade Month in May stems from World Trade Week, which was established as a way to promote local businesses. It has since grown into a month-long initiative to highlight US trade relationships and local and national trade events. As the WTCDC, part of the mission is to facilitate and enhance the exchange of goods …

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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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