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1 1 The Louisiana Quality Foundation An Overview

2 2 The Louisiana Quality Foundation (LQF) Formed in 1995 Non-Profit Organization All Volunteers Informal Partnerships with Louisiana Dept of Economic Development and Dept of Environmental Quality Award programs: Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (Level I – III)

3 3 LQF Mission Statement The Louisiana Quality Foundation is a non-profit organization of dedicated professional volunteers, which strives to assist Louisiana organizations to achieve performance excellence so as to gain competitive advantages.

4 4 Past LPEA and LEMA Recipients 1995 through 2007 Begneaud Manufacturing Louisiana Economic Development St Francis Cabrini Hospital St. Elizabeth Hospital * Acadian Ambulance BP Amoco C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, Inc * Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District Dolby Elementary School DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company * Lafayette Economic Development Authority Louisiana Department of Economic Development * Louisiana National Guard Loyola University of New Orleans Mary Kay Hopkins, Realtors Northrop Grumman Corporation, Integrated Systems * Rapides Regional Medical Center * Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Thibodeaux Regional Medical Center The Trophy House * repeat recipients

5 5 The Performance Excellence Award Recognizing Louisiana’s Business Excellence

6 6 The LPEA Program Presented annually by the Governor of LA. Award created by private sector professionals and LA Dept of Economic Development. Goal is to help LA organizations by: Providing tools that lead to improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities Foster organizational and personal learning

7 7 7 Evaluation Criteria Categories Based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program Performance Excellence Criteria Leadership Strategic Planning Customer & Market Focus Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management Workforce Focus Process Management Business Results Categories: Business Education Health Care

8 8 The MBNQA Program A National Performance Excellence Award Program Administered by the US Department of Commerce. MBNQA is the LPEA model!

9 9 A National Model - MBNQA Program Presented annually by the President of the United States. The Award is named for Malcolm Baldrige - Secretary of Commerce from Created by President Reagan Became Public Law Most state/local programs use MBNQA criteria.

10 10 Public Law Concept of quality improvement directly applicable to small and large companies, to service industries & manufacturing, and public sector & private enterprise. Improved quality of goods & services Improved productivity Lower costs Improved quality Increased profitability Improved understanding of factory floor, worker involvement, & greater emphasis on statistical process control

11 11 The Louisiana Environmental Management Excellence Award Recognizing Louisiana’s Environmental Excellence

12 12 LQF Vision for the Future We envision the Louisiana Quality Foundation to be a nurturing organization providing performance excellence opportunities to Louisiana organizations; elite among other state and national programs.

13 13 Louisiana Quality Foundation The Louisiana Quality Foundation is a non-profit organization of dedicated professional volunteers, which strives to assist Louisiana organizations to achieve performance excellence so as to gain competitive advantages. WEBSITEwww.laquality.org PHONE: (337) FACSIMILE: (337) MAIL ADDRESS: c/o The Louisiana Productivity Center Post Office Box Lafayette, La Dave Stoltz, President (504)


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