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World competition is forcing organisations to reexamine and refocus their operations and business strategies. It has been argued that pricebased competition has given way to qualitybased competition. Several management techniques such as quality circles and zerodefects have been developed and...
It is shown that the quick switching system, tightened normal tightened scheme and other switching systems emerge from the generalised twoplan system involving normal and tightened inspection. The corresponding operating characteristic OC functions are also shown to emerge from generalised...
The importance of quality has recently been established in US manufacturing. It has been stated many times that the reason why people buy foreign products is the lack of quality. The purpose of the study described is to compare and analyse the similarities and distinctions between the major...
The objective here is to critically assess the essential characteristics of quality circles and to focus attention on the factors and conditions which are crucial to the successful implementation of quality circles at Cosalt Holiday Homes. The proposed quality circle programme for Cosalt is...
The implementation and use of statistical process control in a chemicals and plastics firm are examined. The essential external factors are focused upon, which are associated with the practical implementation of statistical process control. The important components of a Statistical Process...
Several options exist for operations managers to control maintenance intensity. The effects of the maintenance department capability and the redundancy options within the context of capacity strategy are examined. In viewing the operations manager as a monitoring specialist, the firms choice is...
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