Why maintenance often does not create more return on sales and return on capital?

The application of methods within maintenance was substantially expanded during the last three decades. However the effect of maintenance on return on sales and return on capital remained rather marginal. Trend charts mostly exhibit variations of maintenance quality and productivity. Hence it is often necessary to uncover the hidden root causes of maintenance waste, before actions lead to maintenance excellence. more …

How value-adding performance, waste, and excellence of marketing, sales, R&D, and production are to be reported by controlling?

Companies increase profit contribution of quality management by quality controlling. Quality controlling co-ordinates profitable implementation of quality strategy by all quality activities through planning, execution, monitoring, and reporting. Often quality controlling has limited co-ordination power, because an explicit quality or excellence strategy is missing, only common quality cost accounting is available, and only some quality activities are included. more….

Significant improvement of engine characteristics by efficient simulation

The engine engineering department of an automotive OEM optimized the engine intake manifold by simulation. It significantly improved specific power output and engine drivability within a few working days. As multiple variable interactions had to be optimized this success was enabled by Statistical Engineering.

Within the reference book „Statistical Engineering – For efficient optimization of products and processes“ you find the application-oriented, simple methodology with detailed engineering steps, methods, procedures, and many practical examples on 156 pages with 89 figures.

Do you like to give profit away due to gaps of quality strategy?

Since decades studies verify that next to innovation the implementation of superior quality strategies leads to far better profitability than that of comparable businesses. However businesses often apply similar, cost-oriented, and static quality strategies. By an evolutionary change of their quality strategy companies can make a difference, sometimes also by a leap towards a comprehensive, dynamic excellence strategy. Both requires know-how, one-time costs, and a quality controlling. more….