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The work described is part of threestage project on the practice of quality management in the textile industry. This article is concerned with the results of structured incompany interviews in 23 organisations. The interview programme examined the background of the company and the quality...
A review of the cast iron foundry industry has been given in two parts. Part 1 concentrated on historical aspects of the UK foundry industry, whilst Part 2 will look at the important aspects for a modern foundry to succeed. The article starts with the decline of the UK foundry industry, and...
A probabilistic methodology is discussed for the evaluation of maintenance requirements and expected costs for largescale logistics systems. A multitude of identical system components that are used to support operations characterise largescale systems. These identical components can be grouped...
It is usual for a components manufacturing business to hold formal customer approval for its quality systems before it can supply any goods. Such approval or certification is invalidated when a change to the plant location has been made, or if the processes have been significantly redesigned....
An industrywide analysis of quality management methods was conducted in the chain saw industry. It was found that all other firms have within the past five years followed the industry leader in implementing statistical quality control, vendor management and reliability engineering. The study...
Quality will continue to be an issue to the business community in the 1990s. Firms facing the changing demands from their customer groups as well as from their competitors must come to terms as to what quality means to there overall business in order to achieve it through their strategies and...
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