Adopting a new quality management software solution can feel overwhelming or even unnecessary, especially if you already have a collection of spreadsheets that helps you manage quality.
However, it’s important to ask these three key questions:
- Do your spreadsheets actually help you improve quality control (first time quality) or help you with your risk management?
- Do your field supervisors spend 50 percent or more of their time reacting to and dealing with defects and issues related to poor-quality work?
- Are you seeing many of the same punch list items repeatedly?
The Spreadsheet Problem
The Quality Management Software (QMS) Solution
Once your quality management system is under way you will see:
- People strive to miss fewer details.
- Punch lists have fewer and fewer issues, especially repetitive ones.
- Field supervision spends more time preventing and less time reacting to issues.
- Projects run smoother and on schedule.
- Costs go down and profits go up.
It’s easy to revert to the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”