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A Comparison of Three Home Improvement Companies - “To make your company competitive and attractive to job candidates you have to offer an exceptional total benefits package” (Obringer, 2003, para.1). This is especially true in the current economic environment. The employee’s needs are changing so businesses are having to rethink their compensation and benefits packages. The home improvement industry is no exception to this phenomenon. Companies like Ace Hardware, Lowes Home Improvement, and The Home Depot have had to adapt their benefits packages to stay competitive in an industry with an ever-changing employee demographic....   [tags: Lowes Home Improvement, The Home Depot]
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Organizational Improvement - Organizational Improvement As a function of the Air Force organization, my organization (2nd Medical Group) at Barksdale carries its own specific mission, "To provide medical support for our war fighters and Barksdale community…anytime, anywhere." The BE mission is to "provide operational (environmental and occupational) health risk assessment expertise to enhance commander decision making and health service support capabilities" (kx.afms.mil, 2006). Organizational/Department Mission Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) Element (department) performs and manages activities in the fields of industrial hygiene, occupational health, radiological health surveillance, and environmental protection...   [tags: Performance Improvement Analysis] 1585 words
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The Role of Continuous Improvement in Management - What is Continuous Improvement. Continuous improvement, defined by www.businessdictionary.com as “Programmed, and an almost unbroken, flow of improvements realized under a scheme such as Kaizan, lean production, or total quality management (TQM)”. Evans and Lindsay defines continuous improvement as incremental changes, which are small and gradual, and breakthrough, or large and rapid, improvements. They go on to say that the improvements may take on several forms such as enhancing value to the customer through new and improved products and services; Reducing errors, defects, waste, and their related costs; Increasing productivity and effectiveness in the use of all resources; and improving r...   [tags: Business Management]
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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - “The Goal” is a book written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox in 1984. The book is very famous in the management field. In 2004, the author published the third revision of it and celebrated selling over than three million copied of it around the world. Also, the goal book is taught in over than 120 collages. The book was recommended by my professor to be read and summarize as an extra credit. The book is about a plant manger in a manufacturing company, Alex, who was hired in this position six months ago....   [tags: business administration books]
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Managing Quality Improvement in Healthcare - Managing Quality Improvement in Healthcare Healthcare providers strive to improve service quality by implementing various quality management programs. Customers tend to seek for higher quality of care when choosing treatments, providers, and health plans. For healthcare organizations that desire to provide high quality care and compete in the global market, choosing a quality management program to implement is critical for performance and efficiency. Many studies have been conducted to analyze the effectiveness of such programs....   [tags: qualitative studies, healthcare facilities]
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A Period of Progressivism and Improvement - ... This belief of the middle class also was view by significant people such as Theodore Roosevelt who once quoted, “No hard-and-fast rule can be laid down as to the way in which such work [reform] must be done; but most certainly every man, whatever his position, should strive to do it in some way and to some degree.” The Progressives brought an era of many changes supported by many, but also rejected and neglected by others Doctorow demonstrated the many reactions to these changes by the characters of Father and Mother....   [tags: progressivism, progressive era, child labor] 846 words
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Effective Methods of School Improvement - By taking this course I have come to realize that it is possible to meet the needs of diverse student populations by using well recognized school reform models. Ron Edmonds provides a quote that sums up this course quite nicely: “We can, whenever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far” (David Boers, personal communication, April 8, 2011)....   [tags: Education ]
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Managed Care and Quality Improvement - Managed care is often seen primarily as a cost cutting initiative that is concerned with managing cost and cost only in the healthcare field. For this and a few more reasons managed care organizations face severe judging on the quality of care that they provide. When analyzed correctly, trends prove that managed care has in fact been very significant in determining and improving the quality of care. In this paper, elements such as the state and federal oversights over MCOs, voluntary accreditations, standardized performance indicators and examples of successful quality programs developed by MCOs will be used to prove this statement....   [tags: Health Care] 1296 words
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Development and Improvement of Society - Introduction With the development and improvement of society and technology, human beings have benefited from industrialization and civilization for many years. Heaps of products have been invented and utilised by enormous people. Whereas, individuals have to face the dark parts of the development such as air pollution and greenhouse effect. Notably, PM2.5 is considered as a main source reasons to contribute to air pollution (Dev, 2013). This essay will firstly give two definitions of ‘epidemiological study’ and ‘Cohort study’ and then two cohort studies will be specifically described; finally, the problems of air pollution related to PM2.5 emitted from mining industry and some main technic...   [tags: industrialization, civilization, cohort study]
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Comprehensive School Improvement Reform - School Improvement by Design: Lessons from a Study of Comprehensive School Reform Programs The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (2009) completed a Study of Instruction Improvement for which they evaluated three comprehensive school improvement programs. These programs were the Accelerated Schools Project (ASP), America’s Choice (AC), and Success for All (SFA). For this program evaluation study the author’s followed followed the Logic Model. This study included a sample of 115 elementary schools (31 AC schools, 30 SFA schools, 28 ASP schools, and 26 Comparison schools) located in 17 different states (Rowan et al., 2009, p.17)....   [tags: Education]
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TransJakarta Busway Operator Improvement - 1. Introduction Since repulsive traffic situations nowadays getting increasingly occurs in Jakarta, a heart of Indonesian economy city, TransJakarta as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system expected to be alternative completion cope with this issue (Hook and Ernst 2005). Within almost ten years operated on 2004 (TransJakarta 2011), TransJakarta operating systems still has require substantial improvement facing a never end congestion and other problems come about (Hook 2003). Reflecting to these matters, one of key points of project implementation on B2B circumstance is collaborativing activity among actors which aline with the market in service ecosystem outlook (Vargo and Lusch 2011)....   [tags: Indonesia, Economy, Transportation System]
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Evaluation of School Improvement - The evaluation process should be progressive to incorporate overall planning, implement changes, which contribute to success. In order to focus on school climate and norms, the evaluation design must include the students, instructions, and outcomes to improve communication and building-level concerns to be address in this response. School Climate and Social Norms The school principal, other staff leaders, and personnel set the tone and the climate of the organization. Dr. Hunter indicated the learning environment should be positive, inviting, friendly, clean, and safe....   [tags: Education ]
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Quality Improvement Initiatives - Quality Improvement Plan - Part Three Quality improvement initiatives are effective only when the organizational structure and culture are aligned with a similar vision for the provision of quality care delivery and a commitment to continuous improvement. Organizations must take an active approach to measure, assess, and improve processes creating an environment supporting quality improvement initiatives (Spath, 2014). The creation of this type of environment should be evident from the top tier of leadership to the front-line employees, creating a culture supporting the delivery and sustainability of quality care....   [tags: management systems, business strategies]
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Customer Service Improvement - Customer Service Improvement It is a beautiful day for father and son to take a trip to the home improvement store were things typically go horribly bad once they return home. Typically a home improvement project becomes a disaster once the supplies are purchased and the work begins. In this case the problem occurred much earlier than normal and the actual project never did get off the ground. Light bulbs, nails, a tube of caulk and one 40 lb. bag of asphalt patch was loaded into the home improvement buggy and purchased at the checkout....   [tags: business strategies, marketing]
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Team Performance Improvement - “To become a high-performing team the team must be competent at goal setting, making assignments and ensuring that team members have the skills to complete them, consensus decision making, setting high standards, holding people accountable, and running effective meetings” (Dyer, Dyer, & Dyer, 2007, p. 74). In the article, “Professionals’ Views on Interprofessional Stroke Team Functioning” Jane Cramm & Anna Nieboer (2011) seek to explain that interprofessional teamwork is considered the core component of integrated care, a complex activity involving many different health care providers that demands effective team functioning (p....   [tags: interprofessional teamwork, goal setting]
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Religion as a Method of Improvement for Gender Equality - Religion as a Method of Improvement for Gender Equality Although women were still viewed and treated as second-class citizens, the status of women seemed improve under Christianity, especially in regard to social interaction and Islam, especially in regard to legal rights such as inheritance laws. The improvement of women’s situation was particularly pronounced when compared to the even lesser status of women during the Greek and Roman periods. Improvement in the treatment of women under Christianity and Islam is evident in the religious texts of both of the religions....   [tags: Christianity, The Gospel, Mark, Corinthians] 1958 words
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Performance Improvement: Lean or Six Sigma - Performance Improvement: Lean or Six Sigma Performance improvement is a constant focus in healthcare today to reduce costs and meet the demands of value-based purchasing and healthcare reform. Healthcare organizations have implemented various performance improvement methodologies to reduce operating expenses while improving quality and patient outcomes (Betka, 2012). Many healthcare organizations have turned to performance improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma to manage their costs, productivity, customer needs, and operational growth (Betka, 2012)....   [tags: healthcare reform, training]
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Managing Operations and Improvement of Productive Systems - Introduction (Russell & Taylor, 2011) define operations management (OM) as the design, operation and improvement of productive systems. In other words, OM is concerned with certain processes that aim to monitor and manage tasks to achieve a desired outcome. OM is crucial to the success of companies as it aims to increase productivity and quality. By increasing productivity, the profit margin of a company will increase; and increased quality leads to customer satisfaction and in turn, increased market share....   [tags: quality management, poor quality, ]
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Models to Help the Improvement of your Business - Six Sigma and Triple Bottom Line models are there to help with the improvement on a business. It really shows what business should go through to have a successful business. The models opens up the conversation about where you business should be. The process that you are going to take to help your business thrive. The models are here for instructions to teach businesses about the steps that should be included when you are questioning your company. Six Sigma and Three Bottom Line models are a great representation of what a business can be and shall be....   [tags: six sigma, triple bottom line, business owner]
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Patient Safety Quality Improvement Proposal - There is currently overpowering confirmation that significant amounts of patients are harmed from their health care providers bringing about perpetual harm, expanded length of stay in doctor's facilities and even death (Hellings, J. 2010). We have learnt in the course of the most recent decade that adverse occasions happen not on account of terrible individuals deliberately harm patients but instead that the arrangement of health care today is complex to the point that the effective medication and result for every patient relies on upon an extent of elements, not only the ability of an individual healthcare provider....   [tags: poor communication, perpetual harm]
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The Problem of Technical Improvement Of Education - The Problem of Technical Improvement Of Education ABSTRACT: What follows considers the problem of technical improvement as one of the main problems in the philosophy of education. I consider technology in connection with transferring from substantial comprehension to comprehension of the process itself. The creation of educational technologies is the expansion of educational freedom, from freedom inside action to freedom inside reflection. The connection between education and technology ensures creating and modifying a particular, non-formal, and humane pedagogy....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy Research]
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Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement - Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement Karl Marx once stated, “ A commodity appears at first sight, a very trivial thing and easily understood. It’s analysis shows that it is in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.” Ironically, Marx would have never anticipated the conflict over queer space that I am going to detail. The commodification of Aguascalientes, Mexico has been nonetheless a very queer thing indeed. The space in Aguascalientes has been torn apart by competing ideals surrounding sexuality and gay and lesbian identity, yet both sides in this competition have a common interest: selling a specific commodity—namely, the spa...   [tags: Free Essays Online] 2188 words
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The Improvement of Automobile Fuel Economy - The Improvement of Automobile Fuel Economy Abstract In today’s society, it has been determined by energy analysts that fuel consumption is increasing at an alarming rate. This is due to the large influx of drivers on the road, and the increase in travel demands. Since energy is not a finite commodity, there have to be certain movements taken to improve the fuel economy in automobiles. Certain technological advances have been discovered, such as reduction in vehicle weight, and improvements in the engine design, that can greatly increase the efficiency of the automobiles....   [tags: Cars Fuel Oil Automobiles Essays]
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The Effect Of Training On Quality Improvement - An organization has the continuous challenge to maximize profit, value the customer, and realize growth for the company. The hard part of this process is finding and maintaining the right employees to reach this goal. Implementing some training program to improve some area of customer service is better then none at all. Training is the tool that can assist that goal and lead to overall quality improvement for the company, it's structure, and customer satisfaction. Training a workforce to the highest standards will improve product quality, decrease employee anxiety, increase performance, and ultimately give focus to the customer....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 1690 words
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Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities - Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities In terms of leisure opportunities, the twentieth century has seen a vast explosion of activities. Although the emergence of TV is a relatively important factor in improving leisure opportunities, it is actually only one of many developments and changes that took place to improve leisure opportunities throughout the twentieth century. Moreover the improvement was not just the result of developments in communication but also economic, political and social changes which are all interconnected....   [tags: Papers] 2064 words
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How To Facilitate Improvement in Student Writing Ability - Compared to other aspects of teaching language, second language writing is a relatively new field. However, it is one with still many unsettled issues. Of all the dilemmas in L2 writing pedagogy, perhaps the most important and most problematic is the issue of how we can facilitate improvement in our students writing ability (CPC p.94). Feedback is a key part of teaching second language writing with instructors spending an enormous amount of time and energy on providing written error feedback on EFL learners’ compositions....   [tags: college, teachers, teaching] 1299 words
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Change Leadership Group: Transformational Improvement Process in Schools - Generating momentum for change can be innovative or challenging. The Change Leadership Group believes the successful leadership of transformational improvement process in schools and districts require sharpening capacities in two quite different directions at the same time: 1) Leaders need to see more deeply into why it is so hard for our organizations to change, even when there is a genuine, collective desire to do so. More than just seeing why, leaders need to learn how to take action effectively to help our organizations actually become what they need and want to be....   [tags: education, schools]
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Quality Improvement Plan: Performing a Gap Analysis - The gap analysis is most useful in the initial stages of project development because it helps with the project manager and project team identify the tasks that must be completed to finish the project. A gap analysis is a tool used to identify the gap between the company’s current state and the future state the company wants to reach (Evison, 2014). It also includes the tasks that must be completed to close the gap between the two states. Performing a gap analysis helps identify the gaps which must be closed to complete and what needs to happen to complete the project successfully....   [tags: motivation, company, project manager]
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CMM- Process Improvement Model for Software Development - With every project in software development it inevitably becomes necessary to organize the best practices and procedures for developing the software into a process. The eventual quality of the end product, not to mention the correctness with regards to the stated requirements, will depend on the effectiveness of this process. How mature this process is or how well the process provides a framework for development determines the eventual quality of the end product. In the 1970s when software started to revolutionalize the way we live it became necessary to develop a process improvement model to handle the best practices and procedures that guide the SDLC....   [tags: software development] 810 words
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The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 - The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 On December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173).  This landmark legislation provides seniors and individuals with disabilities with a prescription drug benefit, more choices, and better benefits under Medicare. It produced the largest overhaul of Medicare in the public health program's 38-year history. The MMA was signed by President George W....   [tags: Medicare] 1632 words
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The Role of Technology in Large Scale Improvement of Student Learning - The educational world in is a state of change, with an increased emphasis on the implementation of programs and policies designed to create large-scale improvements in student learning and performance. The social changes in the world, with an increasing movement towards the “global village” concept, has brought a new level of competitiveness to education, that was previously absent. Schools, school divisions, and even provinces had compared results in the past, but now the comparisons are on a global level, with Canadian students being surpassed by students in other countries....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Exploring Improvement Keys in Lean Management for Workplace Solutions - ... Catchball provides each person the right to voice his or her opinion. 2.2 TEAM ACTIVITIES – ENGAGE THE WORKERS Key 3 is Team activities - engage the workers. Involving the employees at all levels gives employees a sense of worth. Everyone is unique and has different ideas on how processes and procedures work or should work. Department activities should consist of small groups to achieve the outcome that will benefit the company as a whole. Engaging the workers can be as simple as having a team meeting every week to let everyone know the progress made the prior week....   [tags: human resources, performance management plan]
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Continual Improvement at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. - In the early 2000’s Lowe’s was rapidly intensifying its presence nationwide. The company carried a varied assortment of home improvement products and catered to the needs of retail as well as commercial business customers. Lowe’s expanded their reach by acquiring a 41-store chain, Eagle Hardware and Garden, and engaging in a strategic alliance with HGTV to obtain a more profound existence in their market (Rouse, 2005). By 2004, Lowe’s operated almost 1,000 stores with plans to continue expansion across the nation (Rouse, 2005)....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Followership – The Real Leadership Key to Improvement in Public Schools - Two years ago School District 74 organized a series of leadership workshops designed to strengthen the leadership performance of school administration and teaching staff. Participants were encouraged to think of themselves as leaders and to identify situations in which they were or could be leaders. The idea seemed to be not only that our school system will be improved through the development of strong leadership (on its own an important recognition), but also that anyone (and everyone) can be a leader in his or her own position within the system....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Productivity Improvement in Srew Type Biomass Briquetting - In spite of very good potential for using biomass as a renewable source of energy the practice is in very early stage and limping. There are many factors which contribute their parts in making the process unsuccessful. The major ones are seasonality of the raw materials, shortfalls in logistics, absence of proved manufacturing systems, lack of skilled workers and very many technical factors. Considering technical factors for the screw type of briquetting the biomass, the life of the screw and the mould contribute the highest percentage of hindrance to the production process and hence the highest chance of improving the total productivity....   [tags: sustainable energy, cultivation, India, charcoal]
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Improvement of a Foreclosed House - The housing market in many parts of the United States is exceedingly distressed. The foreclosure rate in these areas is the highest it’s been in decades. The area I live in may be the worst example of this. The South Florida real estate market was one of the hardest hit areas of the country during the recent depression. If given 150,000 dollars I could turn a good profit for myself and the community. My college education in civil engineering and my experience in the construction industry give me a distinct advantage over the typical buyer....   [tags: Community Benefits, Scholarship] 734 words
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Improvement of Tennis Equipment - Improvement of Tennis Equipment Improvement is certainly one of the main principles which define American culture and its people. It is evident in politics, economics, technology and even in sports. The improvement in sports is continuously producing higher standards for athletes and their performances. Stronger clubs, faster engines, safer pads, lighter bats, and longer lasting balls are just a few of the elements in the grand arsenal of ever-improving weapons. Such is certainly the case with the sport of tennis and its required equipment and apparel....   [tags: Papers] 3095 words
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Improvement of Quality Expectations - Improvement of Quality Expectations Delivery Vehicles If Asda realistically wanted to better their quality standards then they could hire and train more drivers to handle deliveries. This is because the lack of drivers will slow down the amount of deliveries that can be delivered. So it is ideal to invest in at least two or three new drivers. This will mean there will be more expenditure, as Asda will have to invest in at least one more van but it will prove beneficial as customers will get there order in time without to much fuss....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Six Sigma Quality Improvement - Achieving Quality through Continual ImprovementThere exist two troubling trends faced by the plastic beverage container division or Riordan Manufacturing. The overall results of the trends are lowered levels of customer satisfaction, and higher overhead costs. These trends are to be measured and analyzed in order to recommend a viable solution. This analysis of the process is very important to Riordan Manufacturing's strategic plan. An outline of the quality improvement for this process will be fully explained....   [tags: Business] 1399 words
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home improvement - Home Improvement To construct a sitcom, like Home Improvement, there are certain media concepts that the show must take into consideration before building a set, and script. The medium that is chosen determines the format of the text, money limits construction, and the audience limits construction, as well as the lifestyles, and values of the audience. The writers of the show have to determine what dialogue is used in the script, for example the language and word choice that is used. The script also includes choosing a plot, setting, character’s, and narrator’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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Melindas Improvement - For the past few weeks, we have been reading the book Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book is about a girl named Melinda Sordino, who for the most part refused to speak or interact with others after being raped at a end-of-the-summer party before the start of her freshman year in highschool. Ever since she was raped, she completely changed. However, I think she shows signs of improvement during the second half of the year. Ever since the party, Melinda rarely talked to anybody, including her parents....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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Performance Improvement Programs - Performance Improvement Programs are programs designed to improve performance of employees in the areas of attendance, participation, productivity, product or service quality, teamwork, etc. Performance improvement highlights processes and systems that need to be improved. Then, there is a follow-up with an action plan to improve the outcomes. Three critical elements of performance improvement programs are time spent on improvement, improvement skills and mechanisms, and improvement perspective and goals....   [tags: Business Management] 1325 words
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Needs Assessment for Quality Improvement in Schools - The No Child Left behind Act appears to be the primary force driving schools for quality improvement process, including the school I work where I am employed. Through this paper I will assess the need for quality improvement within the school system I work. The paper will include and "As Is" flow chart of the process to be analyzed. The paper will describe the relationship of the process to the organization's strategic plan. Both the internal and external customers of the school I work of will be identified....   [tags: schooling, Education] 1519 words
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Continuous Process Improvement - Introduction The steel manufacturing company Corus focuses on meeting the needs of its worldwide customers and providing innovative solutions. It manufactures, processes and distributes steel and aluminium products worldwide. Corus is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, part of the giant Indian conglomerate. Corus is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, part of the giant Indian conglomerate. Tata Group includes businesses in many industries - for example, chemicals, automotive, telecommunications, leisure and consumer goods (such as Tetley Tea)....   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 1923 words
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Quality Process Improvement - Quality is the most important measure of success for any organization. All successful organizations produce a quality product or service, but how it measured and what is the process to produce it. This paper will Chose a process at Abbott labs, Ross division, analyze an "As-Is" flow chart, describe the relationship of the process to the organization's strategic plan and determine the internal an external customers. This paper will also identify the most appropriate Quality Management tool that can be used to collect and present data, utilize your selected quality tool to analyze your process and identify process improvement opportunities, and estimate the level of improvement that could be r...   [tags: Business Analysis Product Quality] 1061 words
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Software Process Improvement - The main objective of Software Engineering as a discipline [11] is the production of error-free, reliable software that meets user’s requirements effectively and that it is delivered on time and within budget. To support this objective introduces the idea of Software Process Improvement, which is a combination of appropriate software engineering techniques and principles geared towards improving software production. In order for these techniques to be engaged, they first have to be taught. This paper shall discuss the reason why SPI should be taught at undergraduate level and also look at the way it should be taught in an attempt to get the full potential of the SPI into the minds of undergr...   [tags: Software Programming] 1784 words
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The Improvement of the Civil Rights in 1945 and 1963 - The Improvement of the Civil Rights in 1945 and 1963 The US citizens improved the civil rights in the years 1945 – 1963. Firstly the Brown Vs Board of education of Topeka case. This case was about a black girl called Linda Brown, who travelled several kilometres and crossed a dangerous railway track to get to a black school, rather then attending a white-only school nearby. The NAACP (National Association (of the) Advancement (of) Coloured People) whose goals were to end racial discrimination and segregation....   [tags: The Civil Rights Movement] 446 words
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Quality Improvement Paper - Quality Improvement Paper Every company should want to ensure that it produces quality products or services. Verizon field technicians use a checklist to help ensure that they are doing quality work. The checklist reminds the technician what needs to be done at each job. Even with a checklist and process in place it could be better. The mangers need to spend more time in the field ensure quality work is being done....   [tags: Business Analysis Management] 1416 words
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Improvement of Public Health in the 20th Century - Improvement of Public Health in the 20th Century The Industrial Revolution paved the way for many factories and a large, poor, working-class population. Therefore, at the beginning of the 20th century, Britain had thousands of factories polluting the environment and millions of poor workers living in squalor. This meant that the most important concerns of public health were better housing and cleaner air. Housing ======= In the cities businesses wanted as many workers near to the factories as possible so that there would be less travel time and more time working....   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 518 words
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Tools for Hospital Pharmacy Process Improvement - Tools for Hospital Pharmacy Process Improvement (Graphics not availalbe) Abstract With increasing operation costs, patient safety awareness, and a shortage of trained personnel, it is becoming increasingly important for hospital pharmacy management to make good operational decisions. In the case of hospital inpatient pharmacies, making decisions about staffing and work flow is difficult due to the complexity of the systems used and the variation in the orders to be filled....   [tags: Pharmacy] 1934 words
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Improvement in ICT within Financial Institutions - Improvement in ICT within Financial Institutions In this assignment I will be discussing how customer experience of dealing with financial institutions improved with the help of ICT. I will be doing this by explaining the improvement and what the improvement have provided to the customers. Knowing that 10 to 20 years ago there wasn’t much ICT within the banking institutions, which got aggregating to most customers because they will have to wait hours, before they were served. Now day’s customers are served in minutes because they have improved services which bank institutions have invested millions of pounds to satisfy customers....   [tags: ICT Essays] 665 words
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Performance Improvement Through 5S Philosophy - Performance Improvement through 5 S Philosophy ‘Choice, not chance determines destiny’ Abstract: It is an undisputed fact that the success of any organization depends, to a great extent on the quality and performance of its workforce. Several studies by eminent scholars demonstrate this fact. Organizations are also constantly adopting creative and innovative initiatives to make employees happy so as to get the best out of them. This paper tries to relate cleanliness at work with performance improvement taking clues from 5S philosophy....   [tags: Work Job Performance] 1704 words
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Organ Donation Operations Improvement Plan - Project plan to increase organ donation rates at Temple University Hospital Introduction Over 88,400 Americans are currently awaiting a life saving organ transplant. As of the end of February there were 4,375 transplants performed from 2,263 donors; 1033 of those donors were living donors (primarily kidney transplants) (UNOS, 2005). Extrapolating this data, this year over 26,000 people will receive a transplant. Hundreds to thousands die each year during that wait. Our local Organ Procurement Organization, the Gift of Life (GOL) services the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware....   [tags: Management] 1867 words
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How to Learn Process Improvement Projects for Customer Service Management - How to Learn Process Improvement Projects for Customer Service Management A commitment to providing quality customer service raises the competitive bar and is key to developing customer satisfaction and loyalty. According to Entrepreneur.com, the connection between customer loyalty and increased revenue has been confirmed. Process improvement projects can help to systematically identify, analyze and improve existing customer service management processes and thereby drive profitability. Difficulty: Challenging Instructions Step 1 Make customer service process improvement an organizational priority....   [tags: Customer Service] 476 words
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