Elections & Quality of Life
Cost Of Poor Quality
On Sunday, 10 March, 2019 the election dates were announced. One month to go.
My mind is racing with hope, regardless of which political party gets elected to govern the nation. Hope keeps one alive. And I am hoping this blog serves as an alarm.
Qimpro’s experience in India, over the past three decades, proves that the Cost Of Poor Quality (COPQ) in private and public organizations is at least one-third their total costs. Such costs are buried in the budget. Consequently, these organizations have no alarm system.
In order to pull the COPQ alarm, organizations must walk their cross-functional processes from wing to wing…. Supplier to Customer. This requires a much needed skill….. Problem Solving. More specifically, solving chronic problems. The by-product of Problem Solving is a reduction in COPQ.
COPQ reduction is doable in our culture. Think Mahindra Tractors. Think Sundaram Fasteners. Think Tata Steel. Think L&T (Heavy Engineering Division). And more….
Six Random Thoughts
So back to my racing thoughts:
- Will the new government appoint a Minister for Quality?
- Can all Members of Parliament be trained on COPQ?
- Can the COPQ saved in running governmental institutions be strategically channelized to improve agriculture, education and healthcare?
- By halving our COPQ, will we become the wealthiest nation on earth? (The answer is YES.)
- Consequently, will the quality of life at the bottom of the pyramid improve?
- Also, will our best practices become global benchmarks?
I now eagerly look forward to the election results on Thursday, 23 May, 2019.
Such are my thoughts. You may have many more. I would like to hear from you.