Quality Management

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Executive Summary This report shows the use of Quality management techniques that are essential in the growth of performance in the field of manufacturing and services in business firms. Effective quality management can underpin organizational success. It is a field that is relatively new and growing market as it developed from the 1920s gradually to the contemporary society. Originating from principles of quality control that were the initial stages of the growth of the business, the idea has given growth to the standards of estimation of management standards like the ISO certification that most organizations pursue. The major areas that have stimulated quality management concern the satisfaction of the final consumer, continuous improvement of the processes, and the participation of the employees in the management. Various scholars formulated models that aid in the implementation of quality management techniques in the companies that are highly productive and desire highly effective and efficient performance in its operations. They include Six Sigma, Quality Improvement Techniques (QIT), Management by Objectives (MBO) among others. These have been modified into the ISO Certification models that continue to improve after almost every year. The concept of Total Quality Management has come as an advanced style of quality management that still lays emphasis on the fundamental principles of continuous improvement, focus on the consumer, teamwork and communication and has seen great successes in reputable companies which have had their own way of implementing them. Introduction Quality management is a concept that is needful to organizations of all kinds in order to sustain an exceptional performance in the competitive ma... ... middle of paper ... ... 11/6 pp 419 – 425,1999 (17) McKee, B., 1992, "Turn Your Workers into A Team," Nation's Business. (18) Muir, J., 2004, Collecting & analyzing benchmarking data, Universal City, TX: Library Benchmarking International. (19) Pasmore, A., 1994, "Developing Self-managing Work Teams," Compensation and Benefit Review. (20) Pett, T. & Miller, T., 1994, "Employee Empowerment" Southwest Academy of Management. (21) Reynolds, L., 2005, “The feds join the quality movement”, Management Review 81, 39-40. (22) Spanbauer, J., 1990, "A Quality System for Education," Quality. (23) Stein, E., 1994, Next Phase of Total Quality Management, Marcel Dekker, Inc. (24) Stokes, Jr & Stewart, L., 1991, "Is Without Managers," Information Strategy the Executive's Journal, Fall.Proceedings. (25) Wellins, R., 1995, "Texas Instruments Gets from Here to There," Training & Development .
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