Great interview with Richard Brubaker focusing on the problems Apple has experienced with it’s China supplier Foxconn and larger issues.
‘Quality Control’ (QC) and ‘Quality Assurance’ (QA) are not the same thing. Quality Control is part of a Quality Assurance program together with other factors. While QC focuses on the production and end product quality, QA is the overall monitoring of the entire product supply process from designs, prototypes, production, finishing, supply, delivery, etc., and everything in between. It is important not to confuse QA and QC and these terms should not be used interchangeably.