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Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the homebuilding industry as well as construction engineer, site manager and in training, auditing and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental and safety management awards for clients.

Denis is co-author of 'The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence'.

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Benchmarking US Homebuilder Quality Metrics

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September 01, 2016

By studying key quality metrics of 21 U.S. residential builders, the authors discovered most industry-leading builders used quality management methods.

They also found a significant opportunity for cost savings in residential construction, identified benchmark leaders and created best practice sharing opportunities that could speed builders’ learning and cost savings. This is further proof that being involved in a program like the National Housing Quality Award is a way to become a leading builder.

Find our more and read the full paper at:

http://www.performwithibacos.com/connect/news/view/cost-of-quality-artic...

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