Monthly Archives: April 2013

Move the Table

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President

tableThere’s a method that’s routinely used in Japanese manufacturing companies to ensure they’re working as efficiently as possible – PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act). It works off the understanding that if you want to improve a process, you don’t simply go out and start making changes. Continue reading

“We Want Perfection.”

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President

BullseyeI recently attended a talk given by one of the vice presidents at Honda America, where he addressed what his company is looking for from their suppliers.

“We want perfection,” he said. The crowd gave a nervous laugh.

But it’s true. A company like Honda doesn’t get to the level where they are without striving for perfection – perfection from themselves and from their suppliers.  Continue reading

Sharpen Your Axe

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President

AxeIt seems like I’m constantly Googling terms that I think I know, but upon further reflection, realize need clarification. It still amazes me that with just a few clicks of my mouse, I’m able to get any answer to any question under the sun.

I found myself talking to some of my team members the other day about quality assurance. But the more I used that phrase, the more I realized that maybe I was using it wrong. Enter: Google. Continue reading