Quality Management: Introduction to Total Quality Management for Production, Processing and Services

 
9780131224612: Quality Management: Introduction to Total Quality Management for Production, Processing and Services

For courses in Quality Management, Total Quality Management, Quality Engineering, and Quality Technology.

This direct, straightforward text provides students with material that focuses on making the theories and principles of total quality practical and useful in a real-world setting. It covers all of the elements of total quality, including several that receive little or no attention in other total quality books.

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Quality Management: Introduction to Total Quality Management for Production, Processing, and Services provides comprehensive coverage of the information students and practitioners need in order to be well-informed managers, technologists, engineers, supervisors, and employees in today's quality-oriented workplace. Customers demand quality and affordability in the products and services they need. Their demands, coupled with the globalization phenomenon, have made today's marketplace intensely competitive. Consequently, in order to survive and prosper in this environment, organizations must continually improve the quality of their products, services, processes, and people. All of the fundamental quality concepts are covered at length. In addition, special attention is given to the following critical topics:

  • Leadership and change
  • Strategic planning and execution of strategic plans
  • Quality, productivity, and competitiveness
  • Establishing a quality culture
  • Customer satisfaction and retention
  • Employee involvement and empowerment
  • Teamwork and team-building
  • Eliminating office politics, negativity, and territorial behavior
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Quality tools
  • Continuous improvement
  • Benchmarkin
  • Just-in-Time (JIT)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Lessons from distinguished leaders

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