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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Why social responsibility at factories matters — October 15, 2014
  2. The World is Not Flat… Pro QC’s VP/Americas discusses trends in logistics and supply — October 7, 2014
  3. Simplified 5S: What is it & why is it important? — September 29, 2014
  4. Who cares about manufacturing? — September 17, 2014
  5. Who cares about noise? — September 10, 2014

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  1. 5 Reasons Packaging Integrity Matters — 4 comments
  2. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 3 comments
  3. Product Inspection Strategy — 3 comments
  4. Pass the exam! Certification study tips… — 2 comments
  5. An Introduction to Auditing – The How & Why — 2 comments

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To 30 years of reducing quality risks & cost…


In 1984, Mr. Ed Sanchez started an organization that set out to reduce quality risks and cost.  His vision was to “not be the biggest, but the best,” and we have certainly lived up to those expectations over the last 30 years! Pro QC was started and is still headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.  In recognition …

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What the “Blog Boom” means to us… Because quality always matters

ASQ’s Quality Progress July issue discusses the “Blog Bloom” and incorporates feedback from a few of the Influential Voices in the industry. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been an Influential Voice from the start.  It’s been a truly rewarding experience, and I’m excited to be included in this issue. In the QP article, I …

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Tips on quality from Bentley

We recently discovered a video discussing quality control at a Bentley Mulsanne factory.  As a 3rd party quality assurance and engineering firm, we do a significant amount of work in the automotive industry.  From TS 16949 audits to product inspections, it’s an industry we know places value on quality. Of course, Bentley is synonymous with quality, representing to …

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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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