Quality Management

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We all know we do a great job, while we all can improve our business it’s just minor stuff, things are just great. But so often we are unaware of what is really going on and how much needs to be improved.

The key barriers to Implementing Lean Construction have been listed in a UK Construction Industry study. These provide great insights to ensure that your lean implementation is successful.

A new book out called ‘The Elements of Building: A Business Handbook for Residential Builders and Tradesmen’ by Mark Kerson is a valuable read.

Firefighting is a well-known management term for, well running around like a headless chicken doing work that is actually not productive or profit making.

The NHQA Application is available for download at this link http://www.probuilder.com/NHQAapp

This link is to a free presentation on the National Housing Quality Award. It provides an introduction to  how it functions, its implementation, management, impact, self-assessment and the application process.

Looking for a New Year Resolution? How much more effective could your organization become if it were to take steps to enhance its culture of quality?

The National Housing Quality Award has a

Linkedin Group

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/National-Housing-Quality-Award-1469587/about

And a Facebook Page

So often the thought for increasing profit is to build more homes. When in fact, the easiest way to increase profit is to reduce the Cost of Poor Quality.

Cost of Quality (COQ) consists of:

Prevention Costs

Appraisal Costs

Failure Costs

Process, well love it or hate it we NEED IT! It may not be exciting creating it, setting it up, but process is so very important. I thought the following quote from Tom Peters put it perfectly, especially for our industry.

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