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Employee satisfaction, strategic awareness, and innovation

More employees quit their jobs and the dramatic impact of a new yogurt company! These two stories over the past few days reminded me of the value…

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Servant leadership

Servant leadership emphasizes an increased service to others, a holistic approach, promoting a sense of community and the sharing of power in…

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New product development

There are some characteristics that should be embedded in any New Product Development (NPD) process. This includes customer input, the involvement…

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Quality is a companywide issue

Quality is not about tunnel vision, a focus only on the reduction of variation in production alone. Quality is no longer just about the product,…

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The costs of not using quality: Are you willing to pay for quality in your business?

 

Studies show that across industries Cost of Quality (Failure, Appraisal & Prevention) is: 2.6-4% of sales revenue.

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Consumers are Willing to Pay for Quality

 

A report last year by the NAHB Research Center found that “increasingly, today’s homebuyers want energy-efficient, low-maintenance,…

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Design for Six Sigma

The Six Sigma methodology DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) is used to improve an existing process.  

Design for…

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The number of responses needed for statistically valid customer survey results

It is critical to know what our customers think of living in the homes we build for them and what it was like to be involved in the design and…

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Sources of quality defects in construction projects

A recent research study on quality in construction projects established the following Quality Problem Factors as the sources of quality defects.…

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Cost of rework

In a recent study rework costs (including labor, materials, equipment and subcontractors) can run from 2% to 20% of a project's total contract…

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