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The Story of Excellence Finland

The Story of Excellence Finland

 

The story of Us

Finland needs strong performers to thrive. The Finnish Quality Association exists to generate more success stories across Finland. In a globalised world, we cannot compete on price, but we can compete on quality. Our objective is a thriving Finland whose competiveness rests on solid foundations. To achieve this vision, it is imperative to continual improve the standard of quality in operations and management.

Quality has always been synonymous with efficiency and productivity.
However, the world today is very different from what it was when Henry Ford worked hard to streamline his assembly lines. Likewise, the concept of quality has outgrown the niche to which it once was assigned. Today quality also means forward-looking risk management, corporate responsibility, transparency and agility – all themes that cut across the entire organisation. Quality will play an increasingly important role in future efforts to improve organisational competitiveness.

At heart, Excellence Finland is a not-for-profit association that has promoted quality thinking in Finland for half a century. We tackle issues head-on each and every day to ensure our members and customers succeed. In this way we get closer to our national goal, step by step. Our network brings together almost 500 affiliated organisations as well as thousands of quality professionals and decision makers throughout Finland. We offer them information, new perspectives and tangible tools for developing quality. Close cooperation with international quality organisations ensures that Finnish companies have access to best practices and that Finland’s efforts to enhance quality are recognised internationally. Few companies can afford not to joint this community.

Quality is not an expense, but an investment.

Investing in quality is a policy statement signalling that an organisation refuses to be shaken by global developments, but is determined to seize the opportunities offered by its operating environment. For employees, this means that their days are not filled with frantic efforts to put out fires; instead, resources can be channelled to productive work.

Whether you need an initial push to launch quality development efforts, renewed inspiration to follow the chosen path or fine-tuning of a functional organisation, you have come to the right place. Aside from the unwavering support offered by affiliated members, you will have access to a wide range of seasoned specialists. They help all customers from SMEs to global players and public sector operators select the services that have a real impact on the bottom line and workplace performance.

Excellence Finland contributes to success stories by helping organisations enhance performance in operations and management. At heart, we are a not-for-profit association that has promoted quality thinking in Finland for half a century. Our network of close to 500 member companies and thousands of quality professionals covers the whole of Finland. Aside from the unwavering support of affiliated members, we offer all customers from SMEs to global players and public sector operators a complete range of services, all geared to improve competiveness.

Excellence Finland spares no effort to generate more success stories across Finland. Through our activities and other services, we help enhance the standard of quality in operations and management in Finnish organisations. Our vision is a thriving Finland created by close cooperation with our members and customers. Our network brings together almost 500 affiliated organisations as well as thousands of quality professionals and decision makers throughout Finland.