How quality leaders can get the pulse of their organization without stifling innovation
Denis Machoka redefines the concept of 'quality', highlighting its role in transformation and enablement, rather than mere control. He underscores the need for effective systems that aggregate organizational information, emphasizing the importance of addressing non-conformances, failures, and supplier issues promptly to maintain high standards.
Transcript

00:00 - 00:17
I think the idea of quality is a little misconstrued in a sense that it's more about control, quality control. But quality is really about transforming and enabling. You know, quality is a component of enabling a company achieve its goals.



00:18 - 00:38
And those goals can be as simple as producing your product in the best way possible, addressing those issues that you may have and also being aware of issues that may be dragging behind or what the sentiment is of the organization. All that information has to be captured somewhere. Excel sheets are probably not a good way of doing it.



00:38 - 00:58
And so you have to come up with a system that allows for that information to be aggregated in a way that makes sense for you to make those decisions. If your Non-Conformance is not being resolved, customer is not going to be happy if your failures are not being informed or they are not being addressed, something is not going to go correctly.



00:58 - 01:46
If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at Harmonic Bionics that’s what I had by using Unifize, I literally had the pulse of the quality organization in my hand. I knew what was happening when it was happening and who it was happening almost instantaneously. Now that's powerful for an executive. You able to make those decisions fast. You're able to also influence those decisions. Executives who lack influence. That's all we have is influence.



01:46 - 02:12
So how is the best way to influence a person then 2 minutes after they ask a question, 5 minutes after they say, Hey, we have a problem, you know, you want to influence immediately, instantaneously, almost to the point, and that collaboration becomes less of a senior member, junior member, it becomes an us team, and that is a culture that we built, which is it's an us team.

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Transcript

But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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