The pursuit of perfection is a strategy for motivating organizations to innovate and reach levels of improvement and performance not previously seen as possible.
Admittedly, this concept has been more visible in sports than anywhere else. Legendary coaches such as Vince Lombardi (Green Bay Packers) and John Wooden (UCLA Bruins) are both known for using the pursuit of perfection as a strategy they followed to achieve unparalleled success.
Leveraging the pursuit of perfection as a strategy can also lead to spectacular success in manufacturing, especially when an organization uses modern-day tools such as laser scanning and 3D quality assessment. 3D scanning will give you the information needed to make continuous improvement a reality.
The key steps along the path to perfection include:
- Implement powerful ways to measure and reveal gaps in both quality and production;
- Identify the “theoretical limit” for each key measure to determine the size of the gap and envision what perfection might look like;
- Leverage proven quality methods and new tools (such as measuring 100% of a part rather than just individual points) to find innovative ways to close the gap and establish new industry best practices; and
- Institutionalize a culture of quality leadership and continuous improvement within the organization.
At Metronic Systems, we collaborate with our customers and provide new tools and capabilities that encourage the pursuit of perfection.