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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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Earth Day 2015: Celebrating Sustainable & Socially Responsible Suppliers


Each year on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day. “Events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.”  At Pro QC, we like Earth Day because it’s an …

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Benefits of Outsourcing: 3PQ Value


There are a considerable number of benefits associated with outsourcing.  As a third-party quality assurance provider (3PQ), we ultimately seek to be an extension of our clients’ organizations.  In reducing sourcing risks and cost, this partnership has significant value: We reached out to a few of our key clients and asked for their opinion regarding …

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What does “quality” mean?


The question of how quality is defined remains subjective, although a variety of definitions are commonly accepted. An older post reached out to our team and asked how they know quality when they see it.  Pro QC’s Managing Director was quoted as describing quality as… ‘When I think of quality, an old quote that we …

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Top 5 Manufacturing & SCM Resources

Over the years, we have collected several “Useful Links” that we incorporate into our quarterly newsletters. Our Top 5 related to manufacturing and supply chain management include: 1) Manufacturing Metrics Checklist As part of a recent metrics survey,  the manufacturing metrics listed were identified as being the most utilized by discrete, process, and hybrid/batch manufacturers.  From …

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