The Solution to Mistakes


Prevention, Appraisal, Failure

We can teach you how to track three areas of cost, with information pulled directly from your databases so it is specific to you. We call it the PAF model after the core cost components: Prevention, Appraisal, and Failure. The goal is to increase the smaller first two values (Prevention & Appraisal) and reduce the third, larger cost of Failure. Without our proven expertise, it can be very difficult to correct these three components on your own.

Finding the Mistakes

Can you pinpoint cause and effect in your balance sheet? You understand that preventing mistakes and inefficiencies before they happen is the best way to save money, but can you manage that prevention simply from a quick review of your existing reports? The PAF model allows your entire team to not only pinpoint issues that cause inefficiencies, but also offer changes that may eliminate waste with only small investments in prevention.

The Challenges of Driving the Right Behavior

At times, you may feel that managing your team is an overwhelming task. Perhaps you are not measuring or reporting the costs in a way that everyone can understand. We have had years of experience in this arena. To gain the right behavior, you need to give the right motivation. Control means measurement, and others must understand the measure. It can be done! Let us help you accomplish this without imposing a burden in reporting and data collection.

The Long Term View: Working with Leadership Change

Have you ever seen a change in leadership derail a good improvement program? If your program is based on “doing the right thing” in the minds of your leadership, then a change in leadership thinking is likely to change the entire program. Cost of quality efforts focus on maintaining strategic process improvement, therefore changes in leadership should not be a stumbling block to ongoing, forward progress.