Any who runs projects knows it is really hard to get the balance in the project between cost, schedule, and quality.
It is easy to get two of the three with one suffering.
Huffingtonpost reports on problems in Fukushima’s hasty water tank construction.
It is easy for executives to claim they got the work done fast and cheap, then they either change jobs or when there quality problems, they are ready to point the fingers of blame to operations, vendors, maintenance procedures, anything that looks it was the fault of others, not them.
Quality Control exist for a reason. In industries who have a long term view they need someone who focuses on the quality to reject the shipping of services until it meets the quality bar. Short term thinkers will shave cost and schedule to look like they are heroes.