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Reports on the production of integrated circuits ‐ a cyclical process consisting of a large number of operations, the results of which are measured, where possible ‐ in a large, Dutch IC factory. The measurements are analysed by the process and equipment engineers using DATA, a statistical...
Discusses training, development and quality cultures in organizations. Contends that deskilling the workforce in order to improve efficiency and productivity is at odds with creating a quality culture. Explains why a quality culture is important and how one may be achieved.
As the first of a series of three papers looking at best practice in people management, reports on a comprehensive study which was carried out by benchmarking five organizations representing the fast‐moving consumer goods sector, and the service and retail services sectors, using a methodology...
Attempts to show that, while ISO 9000 is part of total quality management, the organizational culture that is suited to ISO 9000 is not suited to the other aspects that make up total quality. Total quality is a balance between these factors such that, if the pull in one direction is too strong,...
How do we measure leadership? How do we measure success? Does the real measure of success escape analysis? According to John Wooden, team success is dependent on the individual success of each team member. Conversely, each team member’s success is dependent on the success of the whole. Presents...
Sets out to discuss the history and present positions of the quality assurance (QA), total quality management (TQM), workplace training and human resource development (HRD) disciplines, Argues that from a position where training gave clear and precise support to QA, the evolved TQM and HRD...
Discusses an investigation currently being undertaken into the implementation of total quality management in the engineering directorate of Anglian Water Services Ltd. Identifies the need to measure the effectiveness of the execution of total quality in the company and feed back any recommended...
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