Our approach to our quality management system is based on the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle (PDCA). The basis of our business beliefs is represented in three pillars:
Our customers are the reason we exist. We aim to meet or exceed their needs and expectations to make them successful. We will even try to anticipate their needs and introduce solutions they’ve not seen before in the spirit of true partnership. Our success depends upon our customers’ success.
To deliver on our commitment to total customer focus we constantly work on our internal processes to maximize their effectiveness and efficiency. We recognize that it takes countless individual activities to deliver our products and services and that the process approach ties them all together. Our business is a process that transforms several inputs (customer requirements, resources, skilled employees, etc.) into an output that meets our customer’s needs. Within our business are several key processes that make it all work. Our processes are dependent upon one another and individually need continual attention and improvement. We are constantly challenging ourselves to refine and change how we do things to reduce the time it takes to get something done with the least errors. When errors do occur, we use them as opportunities to learn and improve. We are never satisfied with how things are working now and strive to raise our game every day.
Looking ahead to anticipate what could happen is the reason we employ risk-based thinking throughout our organization. At several points in our process we purposely stop and ask two probing questions:
This perspective of constantly watching for risks and opportunities leads us to action which we carefully manage to ensure timely implementation and effective results. This gives us an attitude of being proactive to take advantage of every opportunity to improve.
We intend these three basic beliefs to cause our customers to stand up and take notice the difference we provide to them on a daily basis. Our quality management system described in this Quality Manual has been carefully crafted to make these three pillars a real part of what makes us work.