I firmly believe that in a world filled with extraordinary people…
Good Enough is the enemy of Great
In America, the trade industry of skilled crafts workers is dwindling. Each year we see a growing demand in occupations like construction, carpentry and metalworking without the people willing to fill those positions.
Some people might say it’s because of the nation filled with people who “don’t want to work”, but I don’t believe that.
I believe these industries have a reputation for being extremely difficult because mediocrity has never been rewarded.
On top of that, deadlines and lead times have grown smaller over the years in an effort to increase profit margins.
Experienced workers may be able to maintain a level of quality while cutting corners, but a newbie will fail to achieve it, therefore being labeled “slow”.
People want to work, but not in an industry that they’re likely to fail at; humans don’t instinctively take risks.
Excel 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 little while. But without a third key, they’ll fall short when it comes to customer retention and referrals. 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.
For years, I was in the sheet metal fabrication industry supplying some high volume companies.
I have learned skills in production and efficiency; I grew with the company and became one of the “go-to” employees for management when quality and speed were required.
My hunger for finding the most efficient method while chasing an internal requirement to produce the highest quality possible pushed me to lead others and help bring more value to their work.
I have always made it a priority to go above and beyond for employers and customers alike. When work must be done, it should be done well or not at all.
When I present a client with a finished product or service, I want them to be more than satisfied. If I fall short, I will find a way to make it right and exceed expectations.
“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.
Learn from my experience and research!
I have created a blog section to outline some tips, tricks and information I have learned on my journey so far.
From home improvement tasks to metalworking, woodworking and beyond.
I touch on major topics, minor details and everything in between.
You might even decide that a project isn’t for you, and hire someone to take care of it for you. That’s OKAY, and don’t let anyone tell you that it isn’t.
Life is a journey that we all go through, and there is nothing wrong with being prepared and doing things right.