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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Support Manufacturing Education & Awareness on October 7th — October 4, 2016
  2. Confirmed: Perceived Quality Affects Customer Advocacy More Than Any Other Element — September 9, 2016
  3. Avoiding Product Recalls — August 2, 2016
  4. Quality: It’s What’s Driving the Global Automotive Industry — July 11, 2016
  5. Quiz: How Passionate Are You About Quality? — June 16, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. On-Site: What’s a C-TPAT Security Audit? — 8 comments
  2. Product Inspection Strategy — 5 comments
  3. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  4. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 3 comments
  5. The Crow & the Pitcher… Quality Lessons from Aesop — 3 comments

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Supplier Selection & Management: What You Need To Know

Our latest quarterly newsletter Feature Article discussed strategic supplier selection. Due to the response we’ve had, we wanted to follow-up on our blog. We were surprised to discover many of our newsletter subscribers didn’t know a variety of options existed for gaining additional assurances when going through the supplier selection process. Determining which option you …

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Pallets from China can pose risks to supply chains


For this post, we welcome a friend to the Pro QC team, Daniel M. Krassenstein, as a guest blogger.   Many U.S. importers regard procurement cost and pallet vendor selection as the shippers’ burden, but this is risky and exposes an importer to severe supply chain disruptions should their pallets not be compliant with local requirements and …

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Welcome Year of the Monkey – Preparing for Chinese New Year


Anyone involved in sourcing from China has likely been preparing for Chinese New Year for several weeks.  The “new year,” also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar.  The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new …

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Sourcing Quality Solutions


There are a variety of quality solutions that reduce costs and risk throughout the sourcing process. Connecting solutions to benefits is a compelling way to communicate the salience of quality. A few examples include: Product Development Detailed technical specifications and criteria assist in obtaining supplier quotations and with ensuring product later meets or exceeds expectations. …

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A New Year for Quality


As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation …

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