Are Customers happy with the way you handle their complaints? Are you?
We all know that complaints handled well can open a portal to new opportunities. Back in 2008, customers were telling the company I worked for that we were not so good at handling customer complaints. None of us were surprised… we were frustrated ourselves with our mish-mash of process and tools and the impact of the poor quality Continue reading Confessions of a Customer Complaint Manager
Good times, bad times, you know we’ve had our share…. Anytime is a good time to reexamine the principle of “getting Lean” or improving processes by applying a set of tools that will deliver significant reductions in cost and lead time. Sigma techniques as championed by “blackbelts” is often the rallying cry.
But what about Quality (with or without a big Q)? Is quality or Total Quality now passé, having been supplanted by Lean and/or Six Sigma? Are all of these synonyms? Are they just dressed-up, consultant-speak ways of describing historic “best manufacturing practices?” Do they work together, or do they Continue reading Quality, Lean and Six Sigma: Often Misunderstood