Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence

Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence

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The new edition of this definitive market leader and authoritative educational reference continues to provide unmatched coverage and insightful comparisons that guide your students through the intricacies of quality management today. Built upon the strength and proven experience of well-known authors and examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Award, this text presents the fundamental principles and historical foundations of total quality with an emphasis on high-performance management practices, such as those reflected in the Baldrige Criteria. No other book offers coverage of ISO 9000 certification standards, Six Sigma, and the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award standards students find here. A wealth of first-hand, current examples from leading organizations throughout the world emphasize the practical aspects of the booka€™s managerial focus as well as the technical topics that students are learning. Coverage of most of the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ certification helps you effectively prepare students to become Certified Quality Managers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.It uses a type of matrix diagram to present data and information. QFD originated ... Toyota began to develop the concept shortly thereafter, and has used it since 1977 with impressive results. Between January 1977 and October 1979, Toyota realized a 20 percent reduction in start-up costs on the launch of a new van. By 1982 ... Xerox and Ford initiated the use of QFD in the United States in 1986. (At thatanbsp;...

Title:Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence
Author:James Evans, William Lindsay
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-01-01


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