Posts Tagged ‘ quality ’

How To Maintain Operational Excellence

Jul 19th, 2023

It probably goes without saying that door and window manufacturers learned a lot in the past few years, as we dealt with the pandemic and its aftereffects. Supply chain issues, hot demand, sky-high lead times … you probably don’t need me to remind you. We worked through it together. And amidst these challenges, there was […]

Shoring Up Your Skill Sets This Busy Season

Jun 22nd, 2023

It’s summer. That means a couple of things for door and window manufacturers. First: It’s busy season. From now until the fall (and possibly beyond) orders will be up, and you’ll need to meet increased demand with ramped up production. The pace will be quick and you’ll need to be sure you’re not letting speed […]

New Year, New Shop: Taking Stock of Your Production Processes

Jan 26th, 2023

There’s a lot on the line for door and window manufacturers in 2023. Consistency of quality, unit performance once installed in the field and your reputation as a manufacturer all depend on successful shop floor operations. How best to achieve that success? Manufacturing reliable, quality door and window units is all about following repeatable and […]

The Second “M”

May 19th, 2022

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Three “M”s that Will Define Your Company’s Future, with the first M being Marketing. The second M is Machinery. Never before has machinery been so important to the window and door industry. Machinery does three things. Number One: Machinery improves efficiency if used correctly. The operative words here […]