2018 is Half Done. How Are You Doing?

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You should be closing the books on June in the coming days. (Many successful companies close their books by the 10th of each month.) And if you’re like most contractors, whose fiscal year ...

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Quality Requires System Thinking

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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
–John F. Kennedy

Change sets before us on all boundaries. Communication, computing and consumption are advancing ...

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Success With Quality Management Systems (QMS)

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Talking about goodness is easy; achieving it is difficult.                                              ...

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Solar tariffs: Stupid policy, but it won’t kill the industry

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The death of solar has been exaggerated.

The Trump administration just levied a 30% tariff in imported solar panels from several countries (but not on India at this point). This is a ...

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Cracking the Quality Code – Part 2

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Yesterday, in Part 1 I talked about my definition of quality. Repeat after me: “Quality is meeting agreed-upon requirements and standards for every part of every job.” Today, I discuss those standards a ...

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Cracking the Quality Code – Part 1

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While Mike is off fighting other battles for the next couple of months, John Tooley has stepped in to talk about quality from his unique, practical, and effective perspective.

Over the course of my 30-plus ...

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