Total Quality Handbook

Total Quality Handbook

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A supplemental text for business, management, engineering, and other courses that introduce TQM at a level below that of a dedicated TQM course. A slimmed-down version of the Goetsch and Davis Quality Management text, this volume serves as a self-training and how-to handbook for prospective managers, supervisors, engineers and others who are interested in applying the total quality philosophy for continual improvement of their organizations, products and services. It covers the full scope and range of the subject--from its origin and history through practical application of its philosophy and tools. It provides easily-followed step-by-step plans for even the most complex methodologies.show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education Australia
  • Pearson Education Australia (TAFE)
  • Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 0130272620
  • 9780130272621
  • 2,010,314

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"Total Quality Handbook" provides practical, easy-to-use information for both students and practitioners in the field of quality management. Global competition and the ever-increasing expectations of customers demand that organizations improve their performance continually. This need for continual improvement is unrelenting and ongoing. Performance levels that are competitive today may not be competitive tomorrow. An organization's products, processes, people, and services must get better every day if it is going to survive and prosper in the global marketplace. "Total Quality Handbook" can be used both in college classrooms and in business, industry, and government training settings. Readers will find the following features of the book helpful: All information is presented in a practical, easily applied format with extensive use of checklists and other helpful tools. Only the core "must-know" information about total quality is included. There is no "fluff" to sort through. The teaching approach focuses on application. Each chapter contains practical application activities at the end. Major topics covered are as follows: Strategic planning Quality culture Customer satisfaction Empowerment of employees Leadership Change Team building Training Quality tools Problem solving and decision makingshow more

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1. Total Quality and Quality Management. 2. Strategic Planning. 3. Quality Culture. 4. Customer Satisfaction. 5. Empowerment. 6. Leadership and Change. 7. Team Building. 8. Training. 9. Quality Tools. 10. Problem Solving and Decision Making. 11. Statistical Process Control (SPC). 12. Continuous Improvement. 13. Benchmarking. 14. Just-in-Time (JIT).show more

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