Improvement

Is Mumbai a Hatchery for Problems?

Is Mumbai a Hatchery for Problems?

Sporadic and Chronic Problems The job of a manager is to solve problems. Problems surface in two avataars: Sporadic and Chronic. In the case of a sporadic problem we need to treat the symptomatic evidence of the problem. On the other hand, in the case […]

Pot Holes Wisdom

Pot Holes Wisdom

So the monsoon rains in Mumbai have arrived. Just a few days back. What a relief. With the monsoon comes a an outpouring of poetry, music, philosophy and wisdom. Belief 1: There is a saying: As you sow, so you reap. We sowed bad quality […]

The Quality Metamorphosis of CEOs

The Quality Metamorphosis of CEOs

1987:Me: I wish to introduce myself as a Quality Improvement consultantCEO: Oh. You mean Quality Control.Me: No. In Quality Control you maintain the standard. In Quality Improvement you challenge the standard.CEO: ??##?Me: In Quality Improvement the by-product is a reduction in Cost Of Poor Quality […]

CQI is not fully delegable

CQI is not fully delegable

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in manufacturing and service industries, in India, has not become a way of life.  Although, as we all know, CQI is  a guaranteed strategy for improving the bottom line of an organization. Please note, CQI reduces chronic waste. As a result, […]

Banks unknowingly encourage COPQ in client organizations

Banks unknowingly encourage COPQ in client organizations

Educational institutions teach us that inventory is required to run an organization. This inventory is broadly classified into three categories: Raw material Work-in-process Finished goods. As we all know, inventory management requires space, systems and man-power. We also know that banks are pleased to accept […]

SMEs: Double your Profit without Capital Investment

SMEs: Double your Profit without Capital Investment

“How do you roll-out Quality Improvement in a SME?”. I have been asked this question at various platforms across the country. More recently, I was once again asked this question during the course of my webinar on Performance Excellence. This frequently asked question is undoubtedly […]