Total Quality Management - An Approach And A Case-Study
Abbreviated Journal Title
Comput. Ind. Eng.
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering, ; Industrial
For the last decade, American companies have been playing catch-up in the area of quality and productivity. Japanese companies and other foreign competitors have moved into markets that were once dominated by American companies, by producing higher quality products. The problem to date in the U.S. has obviously not been the lack of resources or documentation on quality and improvement programs, but the misdirection of these programs and the lack of total management commitment. Total Quality Management (TQM) is seen as an effective method that will accomplish the task of higher quality levels, and increased productivity. The purpose of Total Quality Management is to implement a process that is long term and continuous, in which all of management participates in establishing continuous improvement initiatives throughout the organization, beginning with their own function in the organization. TQM integrates the fundamental techniques and principles of Quality Function Development, Taguchi Methods, Statistical Process Control, Just-In-Time, and existing management tools into a structured approach. The primary objective of this approach is to incorporate quality and integrity into all functions at all levels of the organization. This paper examines the TQM process, philosophy, concepts, attributes and how it can be used to develop a "quality-based" culture. The paper also examines the introduction and implementation of the TQM process at an electronic's manufacturer.
Computers & Industrial Engineering
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Total Quality Management - An Approach And A Case-Study" (1990). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 3.