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Quality management is often mistakenly viewed as a final outcome or a fixed state that organizations achieve after implementing certain practices or systems. However, it is essential to understand that quality is not a one-time accomplishment but an ongoing journey that requires continuous improvement, adaptation, and innovation. This article explores the concept of quality as a journey and discusses the mindset and practices that help organizations continually improve and excel.

The Continuous Improvement Mindset:

To view quality as a journey, organizations must adopt a continuous improvement mindset. This means recognizing that there is always room for improvement and embracing change. The Deming Cycle, also known as the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, is a widely used framework that helps organizations implement this mindset. By repeatedly applying the PDCA cycle, organizations can identify gaps, implement improvements, measure results, and refine their processes to achieve better outcomes.

Learning from Mistakes and Failures:

Another crucial aspect of the quality journey is learning from mistakes and failures. Instead of viewing them as setbacks, organizations should treat them as opportunities for growth and improvement. Analyzing root causes , understanding the contributing factors, and implementing corrective and preventive actions will help organizations avoid repeating the same mistakes and drive continuous improvement.

Embracing Innovation and Adaptation:

Organizations must be agile and adaptive to maintain their competitive edge in today's rapidly changing business landscape. Embracing innovation and adapting to new technologies, market trends, and customer needs is integral to the quality journey. Fostering a culture of innovation encourages employees to come up with new ideas and solutions, contributing to the ongoing improvement and growth of the organization.

Employee Engagement and Empowerment:

Quality improvement is not the sole responsibility of a specific department or team; it should be the collective effort of the entire organization. Engaging and empowering employees to take ownership of quality, participate in improvement initiatives, and provide feedback is crucial in the journey toward excellence. Organizations that involve employees in decision-making and provide the necessary tools and resources to drive improvement are more likely to succeed in their quality journey.

Benchmarking and Learning from Others:

Organizations should not hesitate to learn from others in their pursuit of quality excellence. Learning from others' successes and failures accelerates the organization's quality journey and helps them stay ahead of the competition. Benchmarking against industry leaders and best practices provides valuable insights into areas for improvement and potential strategies to adopt.


In conclusion, viewing quality as a journey rather than a destination encourages organizations to embrace continuous improvement, learn from mistakes, and foster a culture of innovation and employee engagement. By adopting this mindset and integrating these practices into their daily operations, organizations can achieve sustainable growth and consistently deliver high-quality products and services to their customers.

The pursuit of quality is an ongoing journey, and the road to excellence is paved with continuous improvement.

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As a senior marketing leader, I focus on developing market strategies and product positioning for ETQ’s cloud-based solutions. I’ve been involved with delivering SaaS solutions to a variety of industries, always with an emphasis of providing value to customers to help them with accomplish their goals. Analytics has also played a key role, and our customers are able to adopt a data-driven approach to making quality decisions. 

What are you seeing driving a greater emphasis on quality among manufacturing firms?

To understand the role quality can play on company success, you really don’t have to look any further than the impact rising product defects and recalls have on manufacturers in terms of financial loss, weakened brand image and reputation, and the time and resources required to fix them. In fact, according to a recent study we commissioned on The State of Quality Management, 96% of manufacturers polled said they experienced a product recall in the last three-to-five years. Yet, out of the manufacturers that had a recall, the majority of those that had a Quality Management System (QMS) in place were able to quickly rebound from it. However, it’s not only defects and recalls that are driving the emphasis on quality. Growing regulatory compliance mandates, from the likes of the FDA, OSHA and other bodies, are better managed and traceable when a sound quality program is in place.  

Tell us about Quality 4.0 and how is it related to Industry 4.0? 

Quality 4.0 is a natural extension of Industry 4.0, which signaled a major shift in the role of automation, integration and the digitization of manufacturing. Quality 4.0 blends technology with traditional methods of quality, in order to help manufacturers achieve operational excellence.  It leverages technology to collect data enterprise-wide, from various sources to provide visibility into the complete product lifecycle and manage workflows, processes and protocols. It also leverages analytics to find meaning behind the data and use it to anticipate or solve business challenges.  

What are the key elements to Quality 4.0 and what steps should companies take to implement them?

Quality 4.0 embraces people, processes and technology. The first step on any quality journey is a cultural one. It requires viewing quality as a strategic business initiative, instead of an operational function. To do this, manufacturers must understand why quality matters. They need to uncover their pain points and weaknesses, get all stakeholders on board and set measurable outcomes. Subsequent phases are all about integration and optimization of processes to enable seamless process flows across different functions and systems. It requires building out the tech stack, as well as the quality team to enable these processes.  

After establishing the foundation for a successful quality program, companies can leverage it across the full product lifecycle and supply chain ecosystem to consistently uphold and exceed quality standards. 

What are the barriers to effective quality management?

A major challenge is that there is a shortage of IT talent to support effective quality programs and related new technologies. In addition, quality requires a major shift in mind-set, so change management is a prerequisite to its success. Reinforcing the quality mind-set from the top down can be difficult. Business leaders must work alongside quality managers and IT to support the initiative enterprise-wide. In addition, supply chains are becoming more complex and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain quality standards across the full pipeline.

What should manufacturers look for in an effective quality management solution?

It’s key that the QMS you use is scalable to meet changing needs. It should allow you to manage the creation, distribution and archiving of all critical documents in a centralized and controlled framework. And, it should be flexible enough so you can leverage best practices, make them your own and quickly adapt to internal and external business challenges. In addition, new systems now offer advanced analytics and AI, which help you make data-driven decisions by collecting and analyzing key quality metrics such as manufacturing efficiency, customer satisfaction or supplier performance. The data collected, however, must be easily analyzed and actionable if it is to be used to improve future outcomes.

Can you provide an example of how a manufacturer implemented a successful quality program? 

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Juran, like Deming, was invited to Japan in 1954 by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). His work pioneered the management dimensions of planning, organizing, and controlling and focussed on the responsibility of management to achieve quality and the need for setting goals.

Juran defines quality as fitness for use in terms of design, conformance, availability, safety, and field use. His approach is based customer, top-down management and technical methods.

The Juran Trilogy is an improvement cycle that is meant to reduce the cost of poor quality by planning quality into the product / process.

  • Quality Planning : In the planning stage, it is critical to define who the customers are and to define their needs (voice of the customer). Once the customer needs are identified, define the requirements for the product / process / service / system, etc., and develop them for operations along with the respective stakeholder expectations. Planning activities are done through a multidisciplinary team, with the involvement of key stakeholders.
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Quality improvement can be an arduous journey for organizations, as they are up against various constraints that include customer / stakeholder expectations and interests, some of which could be inherently conflicting.

Juran advocated a ten-step process for quality improvement programmes.

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  • Survey the employees / personnel, find why errors / mistakes / deviations are made
  • After a week, select the top ten reasons
  • Decide how to make sure those mistake-causing steps aren't repeated
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The journey to better business results and sustained performance begins with an understanding of the juran model.

For 40 years Juran has helped global organizations grasp some simple concepts that lead to sustained performance. This begins with understanding the Juran Model and the Juran Framework for Excellence that applies to all industries, businesses, products, services, and processes.

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The Juran Model consists of five key components, which together can lead to better business results and a culture of excellence:

1.Understanding the Guiding Principles that lay the foundation for excellence

2. Improving the customer experience

3. Creating an infrastructure that engages employees to make improvements using the right methods and tools

4. Process improvement teams to drive process efficiency

5. Leadership and workforce engagement

The Guiding Principles

The first step to establishing a culture of excellence is to understand the guiding principles that underpin the Juran approach to quality improvement.

Embrace Quality  – Quality is a word that is commonly used by customers. To help drive better business performance, you must understand the two aspects of what quality means to them:

  • Features that drive sales
  • Freedom from deficiencies of failure

Superior ‘quality’ products and services  always leads to sustainable financial performance.

The Juran Trilogy  must be implemented to ensure goods and service superiority. This requires the implementation of three universal principles:

  • Quality planning (design quality in)
  • Quality control (maintain what is designed)
  • Quality improvement (create breakthroughs in current performance)

The Pareto Principle : You don’t have to improve everything. Your leaders must focus on the vital few issues that are preventing positive results.

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Once the Guiding Principles are understood by leadership, we work with your organization to adopt its own ‘framework’ based on the Juran Excellence Framework below. The Framework consists of three pillars:

1. Developing a strong foundation and business strategy to be the best 2. Understanding and implementing ‘enablers’ – the universal principles 3. Sustaining real business results

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Actionable steps to performance excellence

Once we have established your framework, we will work with you to create a roadmap that outlines how quality can be improved and sustained across your organization, in turn leading to better performance, productivity and profitability.

If you’d like more information on the Juran Model and Excellence Framework, Juran’s CEO Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo is available for advisory sessions.


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Quality as a Journey: Keep Going & Other Lessons Learned

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But, quality is a journey.

It’s a journey.

Here are a few lessons learned as an organization offering over three decades of experience in the industry:

  • A successful journey starts and ends with the right leadership.  The organization’s leadership must support quality and ongoing efforts for improvements. And, that support must be communicated from the top, down in order for everyone to understand the importance of quality as a factor in decision making.
  • Identify and regularly review targeted (applicable) data that provides corporate-wide incentives supporting quality performance. Think about how current incentives and KPIs used to evaluate performance affect overall quality.
  • Celebrate achievements and identify opportunities from failures. Organizations as a whole must reward accomplishments and successful goal completion.  In addition, the corporate culture should accept results that don’t meet expectations so that those examples are not repeated and are rather learned from.
  • Stay focused on the long-term. It’s easy to get wrapped up in short-term solutions, but consider long-term solutions that will likely reduce overall time and resources required.
  • Keep going! A journey doesn’t stop, nor should it. The essence of quality is continuous improvement, so think PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) to ensure you stay focused on the process and those short and long-term improvements.

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If you want to improve your customer experience you need to be able to understand and adapt the customer journey you offer when someone interacts with your organization. Whether their journey is entirely online , offline, or a blend of both, there are multiple journeys a customer might undergo.

Understanding the customer journey in depth helps you identify and take action on customer pain points and repeat what’s working. By doing this, you will improve the overall experience that your customers have, which will have better outcomes for your business.

Outlining the potential customer journeys your audience might go through requires a process called customer journey mapping.

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Creating a customer journey map is the process of forming a visual representation of customers’ processes, needs , and perceptions throughout their interactions and relationship with an organization. It helps you understand the steps customers take – the ones you see, and don’t – when they interact with your business.

It enables you to assess:

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  • Impact – how to optimize budgets and effort for changes we want to make to the customer experiences
  • Issues/opportunities – Diagnose the existing customer journey
  • Innovation – where you might want to completely change the existing customer experience

A customer journey map gives you deeper insight into the customer, so you can go beyond what you already know. Many brands see the customer journey as something that is visible – where the customer interacts with the brand. But in reality, this is not true, and only accounts for a percentage of the entire customer journey. Creating a customer journey map gets you thinking about the aspects of the journey you don’t see, but have equal weight and importance to the entire experience.

When mapping out the customer journey, you are looking for the moments that matter – where there is the greatest emotional load.

If you’re buying a car, then the greatest moment of emotional load is when you go to pick the car up because it’s yours , after picking the color, choosing the model, and waiting for it to be ready.

Ensuring these moments match your customers’ expectations of your product, brand and service teams are key to helping you reach your business goals. But you can only do that by understanding the journey your customers go on in order to get there, what they’re thinking and needing from you at that time. Developing a customer journey map puts you in their shoes so you can understand them better than ever before.

Getting started when creating a customer journey map template doesn’t have to be difficult. However, your customer journey map template will need to cover several elements in order to be effective.

There are several ingredients that make up the anatomy of a customer journey, all of which should be looked at carefully so that you can find out where the customer journey runs smoothly and meets customer needs at that moment in time – and where the experience does not, and needs some improvement.

Understanding their behaviors and attitudes also means you can fix bad experiences more effectively too because you know why you haven’t met your customers’ expectations and what you need to do to make amends. There may be times when things go wrong, but it’s how you adapt and what you do to fix these experiences that separates the best. Knowing how the customer will be feeling makes taking that decisive action much easier.

When exploring and visualizing the customer journey we are assessing:

  • Customer behavior What is your customer trying to do?
  • Customer attitudes What is your customer feeling/saying?
  • The on-stage experience Who/what is your customer directly interacting with? (This includes various channels, such as TV ads or social media)
  • The off-stage experience Who/what needs to be in place but which your customer is NOT directly aware of?

So what could the customer journey map examples look like when starting the process of buying a car?

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Customer journey vs process flow

Understanding customer perspective, behavior, attitudes, and the on-stage and off-stage is essential to successfully create a customer journey map – otherwise, all you have is a process flow. If you just write down the touchpoints where the customer is interacting with your brand, you’re typically missing up to 40% of the entire customer journey.

There is no single customer journey. In fact, there are multiple. The best experiences combine multiple journeys in a seamless way to create a continuous customer lifecycle as outlined below.

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Getting started with customer journey map templates

To begin, start by choosing a journey that you would like to create a customer journey map for and outline the first step that customers will take.

You can use this customer journey map template below to work out the customer behaviors, attitudes, the on-stage and off-stage processes – and the KPIs attached to measuring the success of this experience.

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The step-by-step process of mapping the customer journey begins with the buyer persona .

Step 1 – Create a customer persona to test

In order to effectively understand the customer journey, you need to understand the customer – and this is where creating a persona really helps. You may base this around the most common or regular customers, big spend, or new customers you haven’t worked with before. This persona is beyond a marketing segment , but that can be a great place to begin if you’re just starting out on the mapping process for your organization.

What do you include? Start with these characteristics.

  • Family status
  • Professional goals
  • Personal goals

These personas help you gain a deeper understanding of your customers and can be derived from insights and demographic data , or even customer interviews . This works for both B2B and B2C business models, but in B2B especially you’ll have multiple customers for each opportunity so it’s recommended you build out multiple personas.

To begin, start with no more than three personas to keep things simple.

Create a diverse team

When creating a customer journey map, you also need to build out a diverse mapping team to represent the whole business. Include frontline staff , day-to-day management, corporate teams, HR, and business support functions. They will give you vital feedback, advice, and perspectives you hadn’t thought of.

Step 2 – Choose a customer journey for mapping

Select a customer journey map to construct, then build a behavior line. This might be a new customer journey, renewal, or fixing a product issue. You might also choose this based on the most frequent customer journeys taken, or the most profitable.

Step 3 – Work through the mapping process

Ask yourself the following:

  • Who are the people involved in this journey? E.g. if you’re in a car dealership, that might be the customer, the sales rep, and front-of-house staff.
  • What are the processes or the things that happen during this journey?
  • What are the customer attitudes ? What are they feeling at this time? Go beyond excitement or frustration. Bring these feelings to life. This car is my dream come true!
  • What is the moment that matters? Identify the greatest moment of emotional load. The make or break where everything could be good up until that point, but if you get that moment of maximum impact wrong, then all that’s good is forgotten. The best experience brands get this moment right and identifying it is an important first step to achieving that. In that moment, ask yourself what are the things/people/processes involved? Think about this for the whole business – across your product , brand , and service teams.
  • But beyond identifying this moment, you need to establish what your customers’ needs are. What are they getting out of this moment? How do their needs change if this experience goes badly? Knowing the answer to these questions can help you deliver experiences that will resonate , and respond quickly to unforeseen circumstances or issues.
  • And finally, how do you measure how effectively you are meeting customer needs throughout the journey? Set KPIs to put benchmarks in place for your customer journey map and customer experience and track your progress.

Step 4 – Innovate

When you are mapping out your customer journey, brainstorm ideas for how to improve that moment that really matters . These ideas don’t need to be practical, but by putting together a diverse mapping team from around the business you can begin to filter through these ideas.

Then, test it.

Ask yourself: Is it feasible? Is it viable? Is it desirable? Don’t ask can we do it, ask should we do it? Then you can start to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Step 5 – Measure

Use the customer journey map to decide on your measurement framework.

Who are you measuring? What are you measuring? When on the journey are you measuring it? And why? And finally, what metrics and KPI’s are in place to measure this?

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Your customer journey map process will require you to use several different data inputs to get an accurate picture of how your customers behave and where you can improve their experience.

A customer journey map is often developed using data gleaned from customer feedback you’ve requested . While this type of market research is useful, your research process needs to be deeper to gain a richer, more accurate understanding of your customer’s behavior.

To create a customer journey map that accurately reflects the truth of customer actions and intentions, you need to take into account both solicited and unsolicited data.

Use solicited data to understand the voice of the customer

Solicited data includes the customer feedback you gain when you conduct research through surveys such as Net Promoter Score (NPS) or ask customers for feedback on social media. This approach can be very useful for understanding your customer’s point of view , rather than just making assumptions about how they think and behave.

However, your target audiences won’t tell you everything about what they plan to do when undergoing their customer journey. Though they might tell you that they’ve had a great experience in a particular part of their customer journey, this type of feedback presents a few issues:

  • You have to know when to ask for feedback : You might already have a customer journey in mind when asking for feedback – but do you know all the routes a customer might take in your customer journey map?
  • It’s a snapshot: When you survey customers, you’ll likely only get insights into their experience at that particular moment about a specific touchpoint
  • It’s what customers say they think/will do, not what they actually think/will do: You’re relying on your customers to accurately reflect their sentiment and intentions in their responses, which isn’t always the case. For your customer journey map to be effective, you need to find the truth
  • Your sample size might be too small : If you’re trying to understand how a relatively niche customer journey is doing, you might find that the number of customers who have not only taken the customer journey but are willing to respond with feedback is very limited. You can’t risk survey fatigue by polling the same audience several times, so your insights are limited
  • You’re only getting part of the picture : You will likely have several types of useful customer data on file, but these are often not considered as part of the process when creating a customer journey design because solicited data takes precedence

You’ll need to infer how customers feel to be able to accurately predict the actions a customer takes. To do so, you’ll need to look at unsolicited data.

Unsolicited data

Unsolicited data covers everything your customers aren’t telling you directly when you ask them and contextual data that you likely already collect on them, such as purchase history. It can be taken from various sources, such as your website and social channels, third-party sites, customer calls, chat transcripts, frontline employee feedback , operational sources, and more.

This type of data is nuanced, but it allows you to establish the truth of your customers’ experience. The ability to gather unsolicited customer feedback from every channel enables you to see more than just what a customer tells you directly. Using real-time feedback gathering and natural language understanding (NLU) models that can detect emotion, intent, and effort, you’ll be able to understand your customers’ actions in a more profound way. Unsolicited data offers you a 100% response rate that better indicates what your customers actually think of each step in their customer journey.

Rather than be limited to a small sample size of customers who respond to surveys, you’ll be able to build an accurate picture of the average customer on each step of the customer journey map by using this richer insight data with your own operational data.

Why using solicited and unsolicited data is important data

With solicited data, you don’t always see why a customer behaves or thinks as they do. For example, a customer might tell you that they would recommend you to a friend or family – but they don’t renew their subscription with you. A customer might be an ideal candidate for a particular journey, but they abandon their basket when prompted to give their personal details. Understanding the why behind customer actions is key for designing a great customer journey, and that’s why both solicited and unsolicited data collection and evaluation are necessary for creating great customer journey maps.

Of course, knowing how customers will actually respond to your customer touchpoints is only part of the process. You may need to develop more than one customer journey map and create sub-audiences for your customer personas to accurately see where you can rectify pain points and improve outcomes. You will need to collect and analyze contextual data across all customer journey touchpoints and develop a highly detailed journey map that can unveil routes your customers might be taking without your knowledge.

Qualtrics’ Experience ID platform can overlay solicited and unsolicited data to provide an all-encompassing picture of your customer journey map, no matter how complex. Creating an effective customer journey map is easier with all your data collated and analyzed together, with actionable insights created automatically.

A customer journey map creates a common understanding for the organization of how a customer interacts during different stages of the customer lifecycle, and the roles and responsibilities of the different teams in charge of fulfilling that experience.

It will also bring an organization together, and foster empathy and collaboration between teams because people will know what is required from everyone in the business to deliver the experiences that customers expect. This will help you to develop a shared sense of ownership of the customer relationship, which ultimately drives a customer-centric culture . With everyone working towards a common goal, communication of what you learn about the customer and the journey they go through is vital in order to drive best practices throughout the organization.

Creating an accurate customer journey map will help your customer service team to focus on more specific issues, rather than handling problems generated by a less-tailored customer journey. Your customer experience will be improved with a customer journey that’s personalized to the specific personas you have generated. You’ll have put yourself in your customer’s shoes and adapted your strategy to reflect your customer’s perspective – which in turn will create more memorable experiences.

Creating a customer journey map will influence your journey analytics across the business. So for example, it will determine what you ask, who you ask, when you ask, why you ask it and how you ask questions in your Voice of the Customer Program .

So when should you use customer journey mapping?

There are four main uses:

  • Assess the current state of your customer journey Understand and diagnose the specific issues in current experiences
  • Understand what the future state of your customer journey should look like Design, redesign and create new experiences
  • Blueprints For implementing change
  • Communication Bringing teams together to train and scale up best practices.

Take stock and take action

To improve the customer journey you need a clear vision of what you want to achieve and you need to make a distinction between the present and the future.

  • What is your customer journey right now?
  • What does the future state of your customer journey look like?

This is why organizations blueprint their customer journey because they can see what works and act accordingly. By understanding your customers’ attitudes and needs at critical times in the journey, you can make amends to better meet them – and develop contingencies to cope when these needs aren’t or can’t be met. For example, during a sudden, unexpected surge in demand.

Orchestrate your customer journey

To offer your customers truly optimized experiences, you’ll need to go further than just creating a customer journey map. You’ll also need to orchestrate journeys using real-time customer behavior to adapt your strategy as your customers make choices. Orchestrating a journey means taking dynamic action towards optimizing your customer’s experience, using real-time customer behavior as informative data.

Improve your employee experience

Use your diverse mapping team to come up with ideas that incorporate experience from all aspects of the business to improve the customer journey – and remember that this has a significant payoff for your employees too. Improving the employee journey – by giving teams the tools to make a difference – can have a positive knock-on effect for the customer and improve their experience in those key moments. This is because employees have the autonomy and motivation in their roles to help their customers, and realize their own potential.

Your customer journey map isn’t just designed to improve the customer experience. Creating an accurate customer journey map can help you to improve your business outcomes.

Being able to link operational data to key touchpoints in a customer journey is transformative for organizations. This is because improving segments of the customer journey will see a direct impact on your business. The Qualtrics Journey Optimizer helps you do just that. By analyzing areas for improvement as outlined by your customer journey map, organizations can take actions that will have maximum benefit for their customers, and the business too.

With Qualtrics CustomerXM , you’ll:

  • Create a common understanding throughout your workforce of how a customer interacts with your organization, and you’ll know the roles and responsibilities of your different teams
  • Develop empathy and collaboration between teams, working together to achieve the same outcome
  • Develop a shared sense of ownership of the customer relationship which ultimately drives a customer-centric culture

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Quality is a Journey and Not a Destination

by The Integris Team

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We have a new theme “Improve Quality Through Continuous Improvement” as we head into the 4th quarter. Back in the early 90’s, corporate quality initiatives were everywhere.  Quality First, Total Quality Management (TQM) , Kepner Tregoe, Six Sigma and other names were common.  Around that same time I met one of the people I admire most, Edward Deming, who some would say was the father of the quality revolution.  It was during this time I immersed myself  in the TQM model which focused on continuous improvement.  I even became a TQM trainer and would help implement corrective action plans while working as a contractor for Unisys at Goddard Space Flight Center.

In 1990 I had the honor of representing my company, Unisys Corporation, at the Malcom Baldridge Award (MBA) presentation.  Cadillac won, but we were in the hunt.  Since quality is a journey, we believed that if we applied for the MBA and took one step at a time, we would see improvement.  We never won the award, but we certainly measured and documented continuous improvement.  

Back then we used phrases like…

  • It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
  • Your customers determine the quality of your product or service.
  • Do it right the first time and every time.
  • You don’t have time to do it right, but you seem to have time to do it twice.
  • If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.
  • Everything must be a SMART goal.
  • Quality is everyone’s responsibility.
  • If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • Quality is a journey and not a destination.

Many of these sayings are still used, and some would say they are cliché.  But not to me.  These sayings are very important and applicable to every business, even today. 

I have already seen some of the Iconic Q4 department Rocks (initiatives), and I am encouraged by everyone’s focus on continuous improvement and your willingness to start this journey. Over the next few weeks we will work to establish a continuous improvement process, identify and prioritize our most important issues, and implement corrective action plans to improve the quality and timeliness of our services.  Like I said in our staff meeting, we need all of you to make this work. 

Today we start our journey.  Thanks for all you do!

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The Latin adjective diurnus means “pertaining to a day, daily”; English diurnal stems ultimately from this word. When Latin developed into French, diurnus became a noun, jour, meaning simply “day” The medieval French derivative journee meant either “day” or “something done during the day,” such as work or travel. Middle English borrowed journee as journey in both senses, but only the sense “a day’s travel” survived into modern usage. In modern English, journey now refers to a trip without regard to the amount of time it takes. The verb journey developed from the noun and is first attested in the 14th century.

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Middle English, from Anglo-French jurnee day, day's journey, from jur day, from Late Latin diurnum , from Latin, neuter of diurnus — see journal entry 1

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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Middle English journey "a trip, travel," from early French journee "day's work, day's journey," from jour "day," derived from Latin diurnus "of a day, daily," from dies "day" — related to diary , journal

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A Brief History of Quality: How the Concept of Quality has Evolved

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Recent research from YouGov for the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), which polled hundreds of the most influential people in the public and private sectors, found that 83 percent of them characterized quality as being either critical or important to their organization. But just what exactly is quality?

How has Quality Evolved?

Over the past few decades, there have been several leaders who have been instrumental to developing the concept of quality as understood today.

Joseph M Juran is one of these key figures. Using eastern philosophies learnt in Japan, he advocated the idea that quality related to " fitness for use ".

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Juran believed that this definition of quality fell into two key areas. Higher quality products had a greater number of features, which fit with the requirements of the consumer and also had fewer defects.

His book "Managerial Breakthrough" published in the 1960s was the first to offer a step-by-step sequence for improvement, while the Juran Trilogy, published in the 1980s, produced the three definitive quality management processes; quality planning, quality improvement and quality control.

Another founding father of quality, W Edwards Deming also took what he learnt in Japan and brought it to the west. His 14 points were presented in his work "Out of the Crisis", published in 1982 and had been learnt in Japan following the second world war.

His approach led to the creation of the theory of total quality management and linked the concept of quality with efficient management .

Deming said managers were required to have a system of profound knowledge, comprised of appreciation of a system, theory of knowledge, the psychology of change and knowledge about variation.

Philip Cosby is the man behind the four absolutes of quality management and furthered the idea that quality was about conforming to a series of requirements, rather than reaching a poorly defined benchmark of goodness.

His absolutes centered about the concept that quality should be prevented rather than detected and corrected, the standard for performance should be zero deficits and quality should be measured by the price of nonconformity.

Crosby laid out 14 steps for quality improvement, ensuring that the principle is embedded throughout the organization and throughout all business processes.

Indeed, one of Crosby's most commonly quoted phrases is "If quality isn't ingrained in the organization, it will never happen."

This report provides a benchmark for organizations currently undergoing their own operational excellence (OPEX) journey.  

Why Quality is Important Right Now?

The business landscape has changed significantly since Crosby, Juran and Deming advanced their principles of quality, but they are still – if not more – relevant than they were when they were published.

Many business leaders define quality as being important, according to Chartered Quality Institute research , but only 50 percent said quality was placed at the heart of their organization and only 23 percent claimed to be offering a "very consistent" level of quality.

Even fewer (16 percent) claimed their quality is market leading, but this is precisely what companies need to set themselves apart as the economy struggles and consumer spending continues to fall.

"In an open, free market economy, with few barriers to market entry there is little alternative but to compete on quality to win customers from high quality-driven EU competitors and emerging economies with lower production costs," the report noted.

The work in creating a definition and framework for achieving quality has already been done, companies must now take steps to apply this to their organization and ultimately reap the rewards.


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journey noun [C] ( TRIP )

  • She gave the children some candy to chew on during the long car journey.
  • The journey was quite quick because the road was clear .
  • I expect you'd like to rest after your long journey.
  • We did the journey to Wales in five hours .
  • The train journey took us through a valley past rolling hills .
  • break-journey
  • circumnavigation

journey noun [C] ( EXPERIENCES )

  • advance the cause
  • advancement
  • formatively
  • from A to B idiom
  • furtherance
  • self-advancement

journey noun [C] ( BOOK )

  • absorptive capacity
  • acquisition
  • hit the books idiom
  • mug (something) up
  • non-academic
  • non-library
  • swot up (something)
  • uncultivated
  • around Robin Hood's barn idiom
  • baggage drop
  • communication
  • first class
  • peripatetically
  • public transportation
  • super-commuting

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What is a Digital Customer Journey Map? Definition, Importance, Steps and Tools

By Paul VanZandt

Published on: November 3, 2023

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In today’s digitally driven world, businesses are constantly searching for ways to enhance the customer experience and build long-lasting relationships with their clientele. To achieve this, companies are turning to a powerful tool known as the Digital Customer Journey Map. This innovative approach allows organizations to gain a deep understanding of their customers’ interactions and experiences across various digital touchpoints. In this blog, we’ll explore the concept of the Digital Customer Journey Map and how it can benefit your business.

What is a Digital Customer Journey Map?

A Digital Customer Journey Map is defined as a visual representation of the steps a customer takes when interacting with a company’s digital assets, such as websites, mobile apps, social media, emails, and more. It helps businesses gain insights into customer behaviors, emotions, and pain points at different stages of their online journey. Unlike traditional customer journey maps, which focus on physical touchpoints, digital maps are tailored to the online world.

Why Are Digital Customer Journey Maps Important?

  • Improved Customer Experience: By understanding how customers interact with your digital platforms, you can identify pain points and bottlenecks in their journey. This knowledge allows you to make targeted improvements, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable customer experience.
  • Personalization: Digital maps help in segmenting customers based on their behaviors, preferences, and needs. With this data, you can personalize content and offerings, creating a more meaningful connection with your audience.
  • Efficient Marketing and Sales: Knowing where customers drop off or convert in their journey enables you to optimize marketing and sales strategies. You can allocate resources to the most effective channels and improve conversion rates.
  • Customer Retention: A well-designed digital journey map helps identify opportunities for customer engagement and retention. It’s not just about acquiring new customers; it’s also about keeping them satisfied and loyal.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Digital journey maps are built on data and analytics. They provide a factual basis for decision-making, reducing guesswork and enhancing the ROI on marketing and sales efforts.

Learn more:  Experience Map vs. Customer Journey Map

Creating a Digital Customer Journey Map: A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a Digital Customer Journey Map involves seven key steps:

Step 1: Define Your Customer Personas

Start by identifying your target audience and creating detailed customer personas. Comprehend their drivers, objectives, and areas of concern.

Step 2: Identify Touchpoints

List all the digital touchpoints where customers interact with your brand, including your website, social media, email campaigns, and more.

Step 3: Gather Data

Collect data from various sources, including web analytics, customer feedback, surveys, and social media insights. This data will be instrumental in understanding customer behavior.

Step 4: Map the Customer Journey

Create a visual representation of the customer journey, showing each touchpoint and the paths customers take. Note the emotions, pain points, and obstacles they encounter along the way.

Step 5: Analyze and Improve

Examine the map to identify areas for improvement. Are there bottlenecks? Are customers dropping off at a particular stage? Use this analysis to make informed decisions and enhancements.

Step 6: Implement Changes

Based on your analysis, make necessary changes to your digital assets and marketing strategies to address pain points and enhance the customer experience.

Step 7: Continuous Monitoring

The digital landscape is dynamic, so your Digital Customer Journey Map should be regularly updated and monitored to reflect changes in customer behavior and technology.

Tools for Creating Digital Customer Journey Maps

Several tools and software platforms can assist in creating and managing digital customer journey maps. Some popular options include:

  • Customer Journey Mapping Software: Tools like Miro, Smaply, and UXPressia provide templates and features for creating visual journey maps.
  • Analytics Tools: Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and Mixpanel help in collecting and analyzing customer data.
  • CRM Systems: Customer Relationship Management systems like Salesforce and HubSpot can be used to manage customer data and track interactions.
  • Survey and Feedback Tools: Tools like SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics are helpful for gathering direct customer feedback.

Learn more:  What is a Customer Journey Map?

In the digital age, understanding and optimizing the customer journey is essential for businesses looking to thrive. A well-crafted Digital Customer Journey Map allows you to gain a comprehensive view of your customers’ interactions and experiences online, leading to improved customer satisfaction, higher retention rates, and more effective marketing strategies. By embracing this powerful tool, your business can navigate the digital landscape more effectively and build stronger, lasting relationships with your customers.

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    Findings. SJQ comprises of three dimensions: (1) journey seamlessness, (2) journey personalization and (3) journey coherence. This study demonstrates that SJQ is a critical driver of service quality and customer loyalty in contemporary business. This study finds that the loyalty link is partially mediated through service quality, indicating ...

  2. Quality

    Quality management is often mistakenly viewed as a final outcome or a fixed state that organizations achieve after implementing certain practices or systems. However, it is essential to understand that quality is not a one-time accomplishment but an ongoing journey that requires continuous improvement, adaptation, and innovation.

  3. Quality Glossary of Terms, Acronyms & Definitions

    Diagnostic journey and remedial journey: A two-phase investigation used by teams to solve chronic quality problems. In the first phase, the diagnostic journey, the team journeys from the symptom of a chronic problem to its cause. In the second phase, the remedial journey, the team journeys from the cause to its remedy ... One definition of ...

  4. Need for Quality Journey & Quality Methodologies: Talk by Arun Kaushik

    Staff Reporter | Updated 27 Oct 2021 | 5 min read In the previous article, we saw the definition of quality and the difference in the perception of quality. Let's look at how quality has evolved over the years and the need for quality. Evolution of the Meaning of Quality over Time

  5. Service journey quality: conceptualization, measurement and customer

    PurposeThe quality of the customer journey has become a critical determinant of successful service delivery in contemporary business. Extant journey research focuses on the customer path to purchase, but pays less attention to the touchpoints related to service delivery and consumption that are key for understanding customer experiences in service-intensive contexts.

  6. The Real World Quality Journey

    The first step on any quality journey is a cultural one. It requires viewing quality as a strategic business initiative, instead of an operational function. To do this, manufacturers must understand why quality matters. They need to uncover their pain points and weaknesses, get all stakeholders on board and set measurable outcomes.

  7. Customer Journey Map: Everything You Need To Know

    A customer journey map is a visual tool that helps you define your customers' needs, problems and engagement with your brand. When used properly, a map can be a vital component of effective ...

  8. Introduction to Quality Improvement

    We've compiled several free resources that together provide a basic introduction to quality improvement. For those getting started on the journey to improve health and health care—or thinking about it— here's what we'd recommend . Wa tch a few videos from our activities library , starting with this "Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement ...

  9. Juran's steps for Quality Improvement

    Juran defines quality as fitness for use in terms of design, conformance, availability, safety, and field use. His approach is based customer, top-down management and technical methods. The Juran Trilogy is an improvement cycle that is meant to reduce the cost of poor quality by planning quality into the product / process.

  10. The Juran Model

    1.Understanding the Guiding Principles that lay the foundation for excellence. 2. Improving the customer experience. 3. Creating an infrastructure that engages employees to make improvements using the right methods and tools. 4. Process improvement teams to drive process efficiency. 5. Leadership and workforce engagement.

  11. The Many Meanings of Quality: Towards a Definition in Support of

    The definition of quality operates at many levels, including the individual, the organisation, stakeholders, and society at large. Our classification highlights distinctions between (a) the relational aspects of the product and or customer, and (b) the relations and interactions among several actors that may have a stake in the product. ...

  12. Quality is the Starting Point of the Journey Called Excellence

    A successful journey starts and ends with the right leadership. The organization's leadership must support quality and ongoing efforts for improvements. And, that support must be communicated from the top, down in order for everyone to understand the importance of quality as a factor in decision making. Identify and regularly review targeted ...

  13. Customer Journey Mapping 101: Definition, Template & Tips

    Customer journey vs process flow. Understanding customer perspective, behavior, attitudes, and the on-stage and off-stage is essential to successfully create a customer journey map - otherwise, all you have is a process flow. If you just write down the touchpoints where the customer is interacting with your brand, you're typically missing up to 40% of the entire customer journey.

  14. Quality Is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Quality is everyone's responsibility. If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing. Quality is a journey and not a destination. Many of these sayings are still used, and some would say they are cliché. But not to me. These sayings are very important and applicable to every business, even today.

  15. Journey Definition & Meaning

    1 : something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another the journey from youth to maturity a journey through time 2 : an act or instance of traveling from one place to another : trip a three-day journey going on a long journey 3 chiefly dialectal : a day's travel journey 2 of 2 verb journeyed; journeying intransitive verb

  16. A Brief History of Quality: How the Concept of Quality has Evolved

    Recent research from YouGov for the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), which polled hundreds of the most influential people in the public and private sectors, found that 83 percent of them characterized quality as being either critical or important to their organization. ... (OPEX) journey. Learn More. Juran believed that this definition of ...

  17. A Lean Journey: How Do You Define Quality?

    This definition basically says that quality is "meeting or exceeding customer expectations." Deming states that the customer's definition of quality is the only one that matters. Excellence in quality is not necessarily in the eye of the beholder but rather in the standards set by the organization. This approach has serious weaknesses.

  18. Total Quality Management (TQM): What is TQM?

    Quality Glossary Definition: Total quality management. A core definition of total quality management (TQM) describes a management approach to long-term success through customer satisfaction. In a TQM effort, all members of an organization participate in improving processes, products, services, and the culture in which they work.

  19. Joseph Juran's Theory & Definition of Quality

    Quality Defined Quality, according to Juran, means that a product meets customer needs leading to customer satisfaction, and quality also means all of the activities in which a business...


    a set of experiences that someone has over a period of time, especially when they change the person in some way: Thank you for being part of my journey. We are all involved in this journey called life. We encourage all parents to be involved in their child's learning journey. his spiritual journey SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases


    the act of traveling from one place to another, especially in a vehicle: I love going on long journeys. We broke our journey (= stopped for a short time) in Jacksonville before traveling on to Miami the next day. Have a safe journey! figurative He views his life as a spiritual journey toward a greater understanding of his faith.

  22. What is a Digital Customer Journey Map? Definition, Importance, Steps

    A Digital Customer Journey Map is defined as a visual representation of the steps a customer takes when interacting with a company's digital assets, such as websites, mobile apps, social media, emails, and more. It helps businesses gain insights into customer behaviors, emotions, and pain points at different stages of their online journey.

  23. Changing the Quality of Life for those with COPD at UConn Health

    Nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. COPD, also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis develops slowly and can worsen over time. Many people with COPD avoid activities they used to enjoy because they become short of breath so easily.

  24. Google is opening the trial with market definition.

    Google is opening the trial with market definition. "You cannot separate the quality of a phone from the quality of the apps in its app store, and that means Google and Apple compete against ...

  25. (PDF) Service journey quality: conceptualization, measurement and

    Service journey quality: conceptualization, measurement and customer outcomes Authors: Elina Jaakkola University of Turku Harri Terho Tampere University Purpose The quality of the customer...

  26. Service journey quality: conceptualization, measurement and customer

    Service journey quality: conceptualization, measurement and customer outcomes Elina Jaakkola and Harri Terho Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland Abstract Purpose - The quality of the customer journey has become a critical determinant of successful service delivery in contemporary business.