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Warns that in TQM, there is a danger of losing sight of the original motives that prompted the endeavour in the first place. The TQM initiative can become the end, rather than the means to the end, and the participants’ lives made miserable. Explores some human aspects behind TQM failures. Aims...
Argues that organizations are in the midst of a competitive revolution and quality improvement is an important factor in the quest to remain competitive. Companies are realizing they need to initiate a quality improvement programme and that training is a critical variable in the success of that...
Presents survey results of training for quality in manufacturing companies in Wales. Six geographical areas – Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Llandudno, Shrewsbury and Llandrindod Wells, in Wales, were selected for investigation. A high response rate indicates a “renaissance” in quality in...
Examines a Japanese‐owned customer organization in Britain which has adopted Kaizen (continuous improvement) programmes in order to discover what effect this has had on the internal organization of its suppliers. With a particular interest in HRM and workforce training, uses a questionnaire and...
Suggests that, in today’s economy, competition is greater than ever. For small and medium industries (SMIs) to continue to survive and grow, the quality of their goods and services is of paramount importance. In the 1990s, two main subjects on quality capture the attention of most businesses in...
The information technology industry is gradually coming to realize that it is not immune from the commercial pressures which, traditionally, have been the major drivers towards quality products and services. But the pressures differ from one type of operation to another, from one part of an...
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