In America, the trade industry of skilled crafts workers is dwindling. Each year we see a growing demand for in areas such as construction, carpentry and metalworking.
Stay “Ahead of the Pack”: Through my eyes as a worker in the manufacturing industry.
Three Keys to Satisfaction!
Speed and efficiency are always top priority in the manufacturing industry. Alone, those two properties could carry a business for a while. But without a third key, they’ll fall short when it comes to customer satisfaction. So what is missing in the equation to create lasting success in a business of product creation?
I’m talking about QUALITY; the “dirty word” that some businesses might neglect if they’re chasing that 10-15% increase in production (unknowingly sacrificing the sanity of their workforce). The backbone of your company should have the highest expectations of themselves to produce the best product (not just the fastest junk they can pump out). Pride in workmanship is a fail-proof way to maintain employee morale.
Make it fast or make it great – is there a way to do both?
In this high speed world of quick production and shorter lead times, we have to adapt to keep quality up, and satisfy the market at the same time. Over the last 5 years in the sheet metal fabrication industry supplying some high volume companies, I have learned skills in production and efficiency. I have grown with the company that I am employed by and have become one of the “go-to” employees for management.
My hunger for finding the most efficient method while chasing an internal requirement to produce the highest quality possible has pushed me to lead others to bring more value to their work.
I have always under promised and over delivered in every service I have ever exchanged for hard earned money. I won’t be the fastest worker, but I surely do not drag my feet either.
When I present a client with a finished product or service, I want them to be more than satisfied. I don’t want there to be any doubt that the money spent was absolutely worth it.
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc.
Expand your knowledge
I have created a blog section, specifically to provide information to understand what it takes to produce efficiently. From home improvement tasks to metalworking or woodworking, we’re going to explore the tools and methods used to get the highest quality finished products. With a deeper understanding of what is required, it may even be advantageous to contract out a project you’ve been considering instead of tackling it yourself.
I’ve also recently added another category to my blog section, where I zero in on some life experiences of my own and give advice on how to avoid the mistakes I’ve made.