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Name: Jennifer Stepniowski
Date registered: May 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Understanding the Supplier Audit Process — September 1, 2015
  2. 5W2H of Process Audits: What You Should Know — August 24, 2015
  3. Learn Quality With Free Resources — August 12, 2015
  4. What we love about working in quality… — August 6, 2015
  5. What types of defects occur most often during inspections? — July 29, 2015

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. Using a Grid Analysis for Supplier Selection — 3 comments
  5. 7 QC Tools in 8 Minutes — 3 comments

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Maximizing energy efficiency for reduced costs & sustainability


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Utilities are the largest variable expense faced by business owners.  In fact, “energy consumption by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems accounts for roughly 40 percent of total building energy consumption, and in turn, buildings account for 35 percent to 40 percent …

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When do you switch suppliers?


I’ve never heard the process of switching suppliers described as easy.  People may say that it “went smoothly” or “could have gone worse,” but the reality is that it’s not easy.  Because of this, many organizations delay the process and experience increased costs and consumer dissatisfaction as a result. Questions to consider: Do you know …

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World Trade Month – Fun Facts & Resources


“Every man lives by exchanging.” ~Adam Smith On average, almost everyone has witnessed the birth of two nations each year of his or her existence. So, if you are 50 years old, then about 100 new countries will have been created since your birth. Membership of the United Nations (UN) grew from 51 original members …

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WCQI Wrap-Up – Thank You!


We’ve just returned from the World Conference on Quality and Improvement and find ourselves already planning for 2016 in Milwaukee! We’ve attended the conference for many years but have only exhibited since 2013.  This year, the event was held at The Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN and word on the street is that …

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Questions We’re Asked at Tradeshows


We attend several trade fairs each year and find the experience of being present and talking with people one-on-one to be invaluable. Each show provides us with an opportunity to learn more about the current trends and connect/reconnect with individuals in the industry. In addition to expanding our network, we are able to use feedback …

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