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Quality is a word we are all very familiar with. A word that can prove many different meanings and be portrayed in many different fashions. Companies leverage their marketing efforts around the word ‘quality’ but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a part of their actual process. Today’s world is filled with endless varieties of products available with many companies vying for your money, so you may be wondering whether or not quality still matters and the answer is… YES, 100% YES.
We don’t just talk about quality here at Yazoo. We live, breathe and manufacture it. We have a reputation for high-quality products that are manufactured to each customer’s specifications. Our highly-skilled team works together, day in and day out, to find innovative ways to manufacture our products more efficiently, while maintaining a top-notch level of quality.
Regardless of what industry you’re in, customers aren’t going to choose you solely based on price but rather on quality. Consumers expect Yazoo to deliver on our promise of manufacturing high-quality paper tubes and cores and as a team, we always exceed that expectation. We provide a high-level of confidence with every order that leaves our manufacturing floor.
Managing quality effectively is a crucial part to being a successful business. That’s just one reason why Yazoo has remained an industry leader for over 119 years.
This is been a great debate for many decades. It’s a very simple concept that is taught to us throughout our years but it can also be a controversial as well. This very simple concept can be applied in every day life and changes for all types of circumstances. For example, if you’re going through a fast food drive-thru, you’re more likely concerned about quantity versus quality… how many items can you get for a small amount of money? Whereas at a restaurant, you’ll most likely be more concerned about the quality of the food you are receiving.
In today’s competitive world, a lot of companies “claim” to have quality products when in reality, they are more focused on pumping out a high quantity of products in a short amount of time. This typically results in lower quality work that’s hiding behind a product that a company manufactured by cutting corners and it marketing it as a “quality” product.
When it comes to Yazoo and our 100% recycled paper tubes and cores, quality most definitely trumps quantity. Quality has been a part of our fabric for decades and we have over 15,000 customers to prove it! We have spent an abundance of time, research and money into creating a high-quality product that has led our company to be an industry leader as well as taking our customers to the next level. Our skilled employees make sure that companies are getting exactly what they order as our products are made to fit your specifications. When customers order our paper tubes and cores, they are getting so much more than just a first-class product. Yazoo’s products give excellent satisfaction in knowing that they are going to be paying once and will be pleased with the end-result, compared to spending money again and again and again on a low-quality product from the competitors.
A few take aways – quality should always remain a priority for companies. A quality product that works effectively based on little quantity will take you far in the long run. You can have an abundance of paper cores from the “other guys” but if they are manufactured cheaply and not reliable, it doesn’t matter how much you have. Do not sacrifice quality, as it’ll end up costing you more down the road.
Ever since the very beginning [115 years ago], Yazoo has always kept quality control as a top priority in the company. We understand and realize that it’s not about the quantity that a customer orders but about the quality they receive with every single product they order. From raw materials to finished products, we demand quality. Quality, reliability, and consistency are a way of life at Yazoo.
All of our products are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard which comes from the best-in-class mills in North America. We hold all of our raw material suppliers to
very strict tolerances in order to produce high-quality, consistent products for our customers.
We have a quality control system in place for inspecting and testing of all raw materials before and during processing. This system provides assurance that the materials continue to meet the physical, chemical, functional, visual, and dimensional requirements needed for the customer. Our employees complete inspection checks and testing on all materials that are used to manufacture our products. We also do testing on finished paper tubes and cores as well. Our quality assurance streamlines production and helps ensure that the final products meet our quality criteria. Our employees perform many extensive tests outlined in our Quality Assurance Manual.
A few benefits of quality control are: increased customer loyalty, ability to gain repeat business as well as new customers from referrals, strengthen market stance, reduction in production cost, encourage quality consciousness, and much more.
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”– Aristotle
“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs