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....Samsung had a similar problem with the well-received Galaxy S8 line of devices, which were the first top-end devices to be launched by the company after the Note 7’s failure. At the time it trumpeted a new eight-point battery safety check and a recommitment to extensive quality control to try and help alleviate buyers’ worries. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 hoping to extinguish Note 7 memories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 03:00:02 PM
....Samsung had a similar problem with the well-received Galaxy S8 line of devices, which were the first top-end devices to be launched by the company after the Note 7’s failure. At the time it trumpeted a new eight-point battery safety check and a recommitment to extensive quality control to try and help alleviate buyers’ worries. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
. While proud Italians might balk at some of the pizza toppings Yosuke Masuko offers, they'd have to appreciate his obsession with quality control. ...
Royal Mint admits faulty £1 coins are in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:04:54 PM
....5 billion new £1 coins in total. "As you would expect, we have tight quality controls in place, however variances will always occur in a small number of coins, particularly in the striking process, due to the high volumes and speed of production. ...
Accountants Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 02:48:48 PM
.... . Gareth Rees QC, executive counsel to the FRC, said: "The respondents have admitted widespread and significant failings in their audit work, and GT specifically has accepted there were serious failings in the execution of certain aspects of the firm's quality control procedures. ...
As demand rises, the reputation  of new-build homes is crumbling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
....”. Both the NHBC and LABC say that every home registered with their warranty scheme is inspected at various stages of construction, but these are visual checks to assess that they are a standard insurance risk rather than quality control. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
...."It was obvious to me the only reason you were doing it was for the benefit of whichever discount supermarket it was that you were visiting. And you forego quality control by letting any Tom, Dick or Harry in your warehouse to unload their vehicle," he said. ...
London's new black cab secretly tested in Arctic Circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 05:08:04 PM
.... . The team in Norway were mainly from Sweden (Geely owns Volvo too) and there was a German engineer, Dr Wolfram Liedtke, leading quality control. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....Alfrut - a company in the south-western province of Huelva that exports strawberries, raspberries, and other fruits around the EU - still harvests by hand. “There is a machine that gathers strawberries, but you have to adapt the crop to the machine,” says Agustín Muriel, a technical and quality control expert at Alfrut. ...
What’s the point of building a million new homes if they’re not fit to live in? | John Harris image
.... Last month I spent two weeks reporting on the case of the Orchard Village estate on the Essex/east London border, and properties split between homeowners and tenants whose problems – with leaks and damp, and allegedly faulty fire protection and dangerous levels of methane – are mind-boggling. It is all there in the Commons report – housebuilders' own quality control systems are not fit for purpose. ...
How buying a Bovis home came with hundreds of snags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
.... It launched a review in November to investigate problems faced by “a small number who had waited extended periods for remedial works to be carried out, or where our customer services had not been to the standard we would want”. A team has been set up to resolve the issues, led by Michael Black, group production and quality control director. ...
Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:34:57 PM
....The firm had earlier said it would stop sales of the phone. "We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s," the company said. ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 10:35:57 PM
....But on Tuesday the company said it would stop Galaxy Note 7 production. "We recently re-adjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s," it said. ...
Rough diamonds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 03:31:34 PM
.... . Poppie Moriana is a quality controller at the world's largest rough diamond sorting and valuing operation. ...
Brompton hopes electric bicycles can power international growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 04:57:32 PM
.... . For new recruits the stakes are high – all have their initials stamped on individual bike components for the sake of quality control. ...
US banks not prepared for another financial crisis, say federal regulators image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 04:32:15 PM
....Bank of America also needs better processes for estimating its liquidity needs, the regulators said. And while Wells Fargo was deemed to have “firm-wide, high-quality liquid assets”, regulators raised concerns over “quality control, senior management oversight, and recovery and resolutions planning staffing”. ...
DFS delayed delivery so long, our sofa price had been cut in a sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 06:00:25 AM
.... We can confirm that MK received part-delivery of his DFS order on 19 December 2015, as arranged, but unfortunately we were unable to deliver the sofa. When we received the sofa in our warehouse, our quality control team flagged a small issue, and as such we were not prepared to dispatch it as it didn’t meet our stringent quality standards. ...
Trade policy is no longer just for political nerds: it matters in the UK and US image
....Yet the TTIP is deeply contentious. Opponents say “harmonisation” is not some boring, technocratic exercise, but rather a race to the bottom that will dilute quality controls and safety standards. ...
China's smog-choked steel city readies for six-month flower show shutdown image
....The partial shutdown is intended to reduce smog during the 2016 World Horticultural Exposition, which the city will host from April until October . Speaking at China’s annual rubber-stamp parliament on Tuesday, Jiao Yanlong, Tangshan’s Communist party secretary, told the Financial Times (£) that temporary air quality control measures would see production at the city’s steel mills cut in half until the end of September. ...
Will a lack of trust in robots hold back automation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 05:00:13 AM
....Set to launch in June, the Personal Guardian will be a small device that attaches to a bra strap or belt which, when two buttons are pressed, will alert the police to an attack by connecting to the user’s mobile phone. While there are options for her to have the first batch of the new devices put together by machine in China at a cheaper rate, Pick says it is more important to bear the cost and ensure they are quality controlled by the humans who put them together. ...
Chipotle closing for company-wide meeting leaves customers confused image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 07:13:18 PM
....Week into the New Year, Chipotle’s investors filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the company’s executives misled them and the public about the severity of the outbreaks. It further alleged that the company failed to disclose that its “quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and employee health”. ...
'Toe-slicing' chairs: Fantastic Furniture to recall nearly 100,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 01:06:29 AM
.... He is seeking compensation. The chairs passed subsequent quality control tests. ...
Chipotle faces uphill battle to win back reputation after E coli outbreak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 12:30:09 PM
.... On Friday, they funnelled that anger into a class action lawsuit claiming the company and its founder and co-chief executive, Steve Ells, made “materially false and misleading statements” about Chipotle’s food safety controls in the wake of the outbreaks. The lawsuit, filed in US district court for the southern district of New York, accuses Chipotle of failing to disclose that its “quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and employee health”. ...
Chipotle faces investor lawsuit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 09:34:12 PM
.... coli in its restaurants in eight US states. Investors allege the restaurant chain failed to reveal that "its quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and employee health. ...
Welsh drinks company to double capacity to meet demand for water image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 05:00:47 AM
.... Fruit juice has been having a problem because of the negative press about sugar, but not the ones we’ve been involved with. Our quality control is good and we’re priced at the right level,” he said. ...
Boeing fined $12m by US air regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 04:11:42 PM
....". The other violations involve Boeing's delay in addressing incorrectly shaped fasteners used on airliners, as well as production quality control problems. ...
3D takes shape at Dubai Airshow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 12:12:06 PM
....A report from consultants PwC said that 3D printing could certainly be a game-changer, but that the biggest impediment to mass production was processing speed. Other sceptics have highlighted quality control problems and the need to overcome safety regulation hurdles. ...
Home business 2015-16 competition entry: PostBoxed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 09:52:54 AM
.... We stock well-known brands such as Moleskine and Ted Baker as well as independent, local designers like Peckham Rye and Sloane Stationery. All gifts are gift-wrapped, packaged and sent from our office (our home), giving us the quality control and prompt dispatching that is often lacking in big drop-shipping companies. ...
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Full steam ahead at Ferrero factory as chocolatier eyes No 1 spot in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 06:45:44 PM
....But the interior is perhaps the closest one can get to a real-life version of Roald Dahl’s fictional factory – although here it is high-tech machinery, not Willy Wonka’s Oompa-Loompas, that creates 24m Ferrero Rocher chocolates a day. A fifth of Alba’s 30,000 inhabitants are employed in the 340,000 sq m plant but just 64 people work on the main Ferrero Rocher line at any one time, most of those in quality control. ...
New board game is a market maker image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:01:00 AM
.... . Although advised to manufacture overseas, Neill really wanted a UK producer to ensure quality control and high production values. ...
Why is Ford's hi-tech factory using ostrich feathers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 11:07:54 PM
.... Any vibration is relayed to a computer. In a demonstration using a euro coin, quality control manager Juan Soler showed how the computer was able to pick up the rattle even though it was inaudible to the human ear. ...
The company that charges double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 11:23:31 PM
.... And walking across the factory floor we pass a shift worker employed to rub a ladies nylon stocking around every drum the company produces to check for snagging. The backbone to this rigorous quality control, though, is maintaining a tight-knit operation. ...
US peanut boss jailed over salmonella image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 10:50:51 PM
....''. A former quality control manager at the plant, Mary Wilkerson, was also sentenced to five years in prison. ...
The 10 things to watch in business on Monday September 14 image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 08:01:44 AM
....9. UK product-testing firm Intertek buys Danish quality control business Dansk Institut for Certificering, but gives no financial details of the deal. ...
The food sector braces itself for crackdown on modern-day slavery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 01:28:24 PM
....This may be an opportunity for companies to showcase their diligence standards throughout their supply chain. Taking responsibility for choice of supplier should further help increase quality controls as well as ethical standards. ...
Mira test track bought by Japanese peer in £85m deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 08:13:28 PM
.... . Kyoto-based Horiba is listed o the Tokyo stock exchange and produces measurement and analytical systems used by the industries including auto, medicine and manufacturing and in apllications including quality control and metrology. ...
Marks & Spencer has 'alienated' core customers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of July 2015 05:31:38 PM
.... . “What happened to quality control. ...
Shop frontiers: the rise of cross-border buying around the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 05:00:09 AM
....What these visitors do is not illegal. Nor is it exactly legal, either: taking advantage of Hong Kong’s lower prices for imported goods and stricter quality controls that protect it from the food scandals and counterfeiting common in China, they purchase tax-free goods to resell across the border at a premium, with no custom duty applied. ...
No artificial ingredients: what it takes to get synthetics out of Coke and Cheetos image
....“This sounds silly but is a huge deal for industrially manufactured anything,” Coupland says. “Using black pepper, they will have to either relax their tolerances – and fear a customer complaining that ‘my sandwich didn’t taste right’ – or add in some quality control step. ...
Click on the draw: the online gallery helping emerging artists  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 06:30:45 PM
....” . She said that her company means the public get to buy affordable art that has gone through a “quality control” process with New Blood Art selecting who is displayed, while artists get to show their work for free and set the prices. ...
VIDEO: India's favourite noodle in hot water image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of May 2015 11:00:39 PM
.... . Nestle have issued a statement saying their products are monitored for lead as part of their "stringent quality control processes" and that tests have "consistently shown lead levels to be within permissible limits". ...
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Why has the Volkswagen boss turned his back on heir apparent? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 10:56:47 AM
.... Mr Piëch turned Audi into a runaway success after taking it over in 1988. He personally selected Mr Winterkorn and put him in charge of quality control at Audi. ...
Poldark power promises bumper year for holiday lettings agency image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 07:03:00 PM
.... . The company provides full marketing, financial and support services and “will hold the hand” of clients new to the lettings business, but has invested substantially in quality controls that have repaid the outlay “handsomely”, says Tregoning. ...
Small Talk: Women benefit business – so we must rethink how to attract them image
.... Equity-based crowdfunding platforms in particular must now meet stricter standards. “The FCA wants to ensure quality control, particularly relating to consumer protection, but it needs to weigh that against the costs and uncertainties that the approval process causes for businesses,” said Gillian Roche-Saunders, head of venture finance at Bovill. ...
James Moore: Everyone wants more apprentices, as long as their own children go to university instead image
.... There are only so many Rolls- Royce apprenticeships to go round, after all. For such a policy to be even moderately successful, a government that pursues it will therefore need to ensure that those seeking its funding have proper schemes – and are alive to the need for quality control once the programme has started. ...
Can I borrow your belt to charge my phone?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 05:00:22 AM
.... Ridyard is hoping to sell 1,200 units during the course of the campaign. The cash will be ploughed back into product development and will be used for testing, quality control, and securing regulatory approval. ...
So who gives us our daily bread? Not British workers, according to a story making the headlines this week image
....Their employer, Greencore, runs 15 food-manufacturing sites in the UK and employs more than 10,000 people but it was its recruitment tactics for a new Northampton site that prompted a spate of stories about #sandwichgate on the internet this week. Greencore is hiring cleaners, porters, quality controllers and sandwich makers at its new £30m site, which will open in 2016. ...
India's charities tackle poverty through business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 08:07:55 PM
....Wal-Mart says it is not donating money, but skills and expertise to help build the business. "[We] bring in the capability of logistics, supply-chain efficiency and the process is controlled so the quality control is built in," says Rajneesh Kumar, the vice-president of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart India. ...
Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of October 2014 07:46:25 AM
....Such an ISDS agreement is also core to the EU’s planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty being negotiated with the US. The critics of TTIP fear the tribunals will see US multinationals sue European governments in such areas as regulating tobacco, health and safety, and quality controls. ...
The king of discount voucher codes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 11:26:34 PM
....For all Mr Pearson has achieved, he says he is most proud of being able to buy his mother a house. He also employs his mum in the business, where from her home in Liverpool - or at the family villa he bought in Barbados - she is the firm's quality control officer. ...
Disney delight: Elsa and Olaf boost sales at Litebulb image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 04:00:23 AM
.... The bigger the business, the greater the economies of scale, he explains. “If you’re a £7m-turnover company, you still need teams for shipping, finance, quality control . ...
Awkward questions for Tesco should be answered by its accountants too image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of September 2014 07:49:09 PM
.... Neither falls from the sky, or gets slung together by a solitary bloke at twilight. They are instead a huge co-production of staff, auxiliaries and quality controllers, and they reflect the culture of the environment in which they are assembled. ...
Vauxhall issues warning over steering problems for around 3,000 models image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of September 2014 12:07:27 AM
....”. Vauxhall said it had become aware of the condition during routine quality control at the vehicle manufacturing plants – one in Germany and one in Spain. ...
TTIP trade agreement: Critics driven ‘by anti-American sentiment’ says minister Lord Livingston image
....Lord Livingston argued these exist in other trade agreements but the UK had never lost an ISDS tribunal yet. Similarly, he rebutted claims that standardising regulations between the US and Europe would lead to weaker quality controls on areas like genetically modified crops or labour laws. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland fined £14.5m over unsuitable mortgage advice image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:31:43 AM
....5 million fine on the lender. In a damning indictment of the bank and its subsidiary NatWest, the Financial Conduct Authority found that the most-risky salesmen could still receive bonuses even if all sales reviewed in a quarter by quality control staff were graded “non-compliant”. ...
UK food watchdog admits chicken factory breached hygiene laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of August 2014 07:41:00 PM
. Roy Stevenson was a senior quality controller for more than a decade at one of the UK's largest poultry abattoirs, in Scunthorpe, until the end of 2012 when he was made redundant. ...
Entrepreneurs put Europe's leftover food online   image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of July 2014 11:39:12 PM
.... . But just as ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft and the apartment-loaning service Airbnb have faced questions about regulation and quality control, so food sharing sites are starting to attract criticism from those worried about health and safety standards. ...
Nissan, Honda and Mazda in mass recall over faulty airbags image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of June 2014 12:04:32 PM
....The airbags were made by Tokyio-based Takata Corp, the world's largest supplier. Reacting to the recall, chief executive Shigehisa Takada said the company is working with safety regulators and car makers to strengthen its "quality control system". ...
Gandys Flip Flops: Footwear with soul  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:01:03 PM
.... Initial batches of Gandys flip flops were hand-made in India using jute, but Paul and Rob were unhappy with the results. "If you brought in 100, you could only sell 10 of them, because of poor quality control," says Paul. ...
FCA monitors Google's price comparison service image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 31st of May 2014 07:30:14 PM
.... . The industry objects on two main grounds; firstly that Google’s own services have undue prominence in search results, since they are presented differently with items such as inbuilt tools for quick quotes; and secondly that Google has artificially boosted the position of its own services in search results, not applying the same quality control algorithm it applies to other websites. ...
ASOS backs skills rebuilding in the UK clothing manufacturing industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of May 2014 05:51:16 PM
.... It currently trains about 20 people every six weeks in basic stitching skills and is working with another 50 apprentices on more complex garment technology skills such as pattern cutting. But from next year, with the help of funding from Haringey council and the promise of more orders from Asos, it is planning to expand in order to train more than 1,000 people a year in a range of qualifications from stitching to the more technical aspects of clothing production including quality control, pattern cutting and fabric inspection. ...
Investors lose taste for Just Eat as tech stocks slide image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of April 2014 05:04:39 PM
.... Just Eat was priced at a premium to Dominos, an established franchise that delivers and makes the pizzas and has revenues of £269m. Just Eat by comparison is a yellow pages for local takeaways where there is no quality control and no intellectual property and made significantly less revenues of £96. ...

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