Quality Management

Acceptance sampling

Acceptance Sampling   Acceptance sampling is a statistical method that enables us to base the accept reject decision on the inspection of a sample of items from the lot. The items of interest can be incoming shipments of raw materials or purchased parts as well as finished goods from final assembly. Typical application of acceptance […]

Quality Function Deployment

Quality Function Deployment  QFD is a structured approach to defining customer needs or requirements and translating them into specific plans to produce products to meet those needs. The “voice of the customer” is the term to describe these stated and unstated customer needs or requirements. QFD is: Understanding Customer Requirements Quality Systems Thinking + Psychology […]

The Crosby Philosophy

The Crosby Philosophy   Crosby philosophy on quality management is based upon the absolutes of quality management and basic elements of improvement .The absolutes of quality management are: quality is conformance to requirements not elegance, there is no such thing as a quality problem, no such thing as economics of quality, the only performance measure […]

The Juran’s Philosophy

The Juran’s Philosophy   Juran was a great Founding Father of quality, and was responsible for the famous Juran Trilogy concept. Juran’s approach to quality control  had Japanese roots. While Japan was price-competitive with the rest of the world, the quality of product did not measure up. This quality philosophy consists of three steps: Quality Planning, […]

The Deming Management Philosophy

The Deming Management Philosophy   Edwards Deming offered 14 key principles for management to follow for significantly improving the effectiveness of a business or organization. Many of the principles are philosophical. Others are more programmatic. All are transformative in nature. The points were first presented in his book Out of the Crisis. Below is the condensation […]

Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award

Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award    The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education, and nonprofit sectors for performance excellence. The Baldrige Award is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations given by the President of the United States. It is administered […]

Quality in Manufacturing and Service Systems

Quality in Manufacturing and Service Systems   Quality in Manufacturing Systems In manufacturing, quality is an important component of all functions. For example, effective market research is necessary to determine customer needs and identify functional requirements for product designers. Product designers must take care to neither overengineer (resulting in inefficient use of a firm’s resources) […]

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