Ep 97 – #QualityMatters presents – Quality Management | Small Business Success in the New Economy

Opportunities such as these only come around every few decades. There is hope for rebuilding, recovering, and thriving in the new economy for those ready to embrace change, live their vision, and respond to changes with a culture built around quality. We believe that 2021 is the year that small business can and aught to…

Ep 94 – What the heck is Lean Six Sigma — Compare & Contrast Lean Six Sigma and Quality Assurance Management

So, what the heck is Lean Six Sigma, how is it different from ISO 9001, is one better than the other, who should use one vs the other??? Well, we explain it all for you today! Maybe not, but we take our best attempt to understand these two very different models. If you are looking…

Ep 86 – Burning off the dead wood ”Quality Management in a Down Economy”

During difficult financial times, either from the economy at large or individually within a single organization, Quality Management System “QMS” programs are often some of the first to be cut in cost savings efforts, and are impacted by cost reductions elsewhere in the organization.  The growing digital work environment is providing many opportunities for new…

Ep 74 – Matt Sands of “The Mineral Rights Podcast” on implementing lean and continuous improvement

From sales, service, accounting and of course the production floor Quality Matters. Regardless if you implementing lean or continuous improvement in the office or shop floor management buy in is key, but don’t neglect the folks doing the work day to day. Continuous improvement is more than the tools and processes but an overall change…

Ep 73 – School District uses ISO 9001 to Improve Education

Racine Unified School District found themselves in a similar situation as other school systems and business, they were facing huge budget cuts and rising costs in education.  The district wanted to provide high quality education to their population, just under half of which were economically disadvantaged.  In a case study found at the ASQ website…

Ep 70 – Matt Sands & The Importance of Quality and Continuous Improvement During Downturn

Matt Sands joins us as we discuss continuous improvement and quality and their importance when the oil and gas industry in a downturn. Don’t do the wrong things righter! Quality shouldn’t be something else that costs you money.  Quality is getting your processes and procedures on paper and doing what you say you’re going to. …

Ep 39 – Quality, Marriage, Martial Arts and Management – ASQ Conference w/ Dr. Rob

What a joy it was to sit down with Dr Rob Pennington.  For those that don’t’ know him YET, Dr. Rob is a Psychologist and executive coach, and he’s been helping leaders and teams find a better balance of authority and collaboration since 1982. A former assistant professor at the University of Houston and co-founder…