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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Earth Day 2015: Celebrating Sustainable & Socially Responsible Suppliers — April 21, 2015
  2. Benefits of Outsourcing: 3PQ Value — April 16, 2015
  3. What does “quality” mean? — April 9, 2015
  4. Top 5 Manufacturing & SCM Resources — April 2, 2015
  5. Ask us: The 5W1H of Product Quality Control — March 27, 2015

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

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Leading Teams Effectively


Managing teams is a core leadership subject within the CMQ/OE certification body of knowledge.  As a CMQ/OE and Education Chair of the local ASQ section in Tampa, Pro QC’s Communications Director recently instructed a webinar related to Leading Teams Effectively.  Similar training was also recently conducted for our team in China.  At Pro QC, we …

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What is APQP?


Advanced Product Quality Planning, APQP, exists to ensure suppliers and manufacturers produce products that meet or exceed customer expectations. It is considered a structured approach to the design and development of new products and manufacturing processes. As part of Pro QC’s Supplier Development services, APQP incorporates the Deming Cycle, or PDCA. Plan – Technology & Concept …

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ISO 13485:201X Preparation (Medical Device Audits)


ISO 13485:2003 is a standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization that specifies requirements for a medical device manufacturer to maintain a quality management system. According to the standard, these requirements “can be used by an organization for the design and development, production, installation and servicing of medical devices, and the design, development and …

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Quantifying the Importance of Quality in 2015 (US Market)


Quality Magazine recently posted an article related to the importance of quality and other interesting observations regarding their 15th Annual Spending Survey. The article indicates a positive increase in spending where quality is concerned, along with other key indicators showing support and acknowledgment of the importance of quality.  Two highlights worth noting include: 1) About half (49%) …

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Welcome 2015… Maintain Quality Resolutions


As the first Monday of the New Year has arrived and productivity once again gains momentum, so too has the responsibility for resolution follow-through. Over the years, we have written a few articles that we think quality professionals in particular will appreciate.  We use quality tools from start to finish to ensure not only success, …

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