A research network has examined how quality management is implemented in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The research has taken place within the framework of the Leonardo Da Vinci programme, which is an action programme of the European Commission DG XXII - Education Training and Youth. Managers of SMEs in the metalworking and food processing industries were asked what the consequences of the implementation of quality management were for the qualification needs of employees. This book presents the survey results as two sector studies. Analysed are competitive and specialisation tendencies of the sectors and company concepts of qQualityq and qPersonnelq including current profiles of quality-related skill demands on staff as well as current training areas in the companies. Special objectives are: - Anticipation of qualification needs for preventive vocational training strategies - Documentation of good practice and typical barriers as support for practitioners within SMEs and training bodiesaround 10% of total manufacturing industry and these sectors also show a considerable penetration of foreign capital. ... In 1994, the Quality Manual of the company declared that the main goal of the Union of Co-operatives was the leadershipanbsp;...
|Title||:||Quality Management and Qualification Needs 1|
|Author||:||Johannes Köper, Hans J. Zaremba|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2000-03-24|