Tag Archive: sourcing

Mar
18

Five Ways to Ensure Quality Manufacturing – Sourcing Success

Whether you’re sourcing abroad, or from a manufacturer down the street, similar issues with product quality, shipment delays, cost and safety concerns, etc. still apply.  To mitigate the quality risks and cost involved in sourcing, we recommend five actions that have been proven successful throughout the three decades of experience we have working with clients and suppliers …

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Jan
30

What is APQP?

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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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Dec
26

Global Supply Chains are Changing Fast & Creating New Quality Challenges

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Our latest newsletter featured an article written by Pro QC’s VP/Americas, Michael L. Hetzel.  In the article, Michael expands on the ideas he presented in a recent interview with Awarely regarding trends in logistics and supply.  The original article is posted below. “Finally, product simplification/modularization/mass customization will dictate short supply chains and inventory reductions. Manufacturing …

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Dec
18

Avoid shipment delays!

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Delays in shipment are not uncommon, but preventable nonetheless. There are several possible causes for shipment delays, including: Delays in shipment of raw materials or components to the assembly factory Factory equipment malfunction Human resource issues Logistics (freight forwarder) delays Incorrect order quantity loaded (partial shipment) Product gets held in Customs So, how do you avoid …

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May
29

Closing out World Trade Month

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“World Trade Month in May stems from World Trade Week, which was established as a way to promote local businesses. It has since grown into a month-long initiative to highlight US trade relationships and local and national trade events. As the WTCDC, part of the mission is to facilitate and enhance the exchange of goods …

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