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Most quality professionals recommend a core set of attributes as the nucleus of any quality improvement process. These attributes include 1 clarifying job expectations 2 setting quality standards 3 measuring quality improvement 4 effective supervision 5 listening by management 6 feedback by...
Quality management ignores organizational culture to a great extent. Establishes the relationship between organizational culture and quality management and presents a method for measuring organizational culture, illustrating the relationship in a case study. Gives recommendations for using the...
Presents a critical review of the method of FMEA and in particular of the risk priority number RPN used for ranking failure modes. Though the method itself is of great use, the calculation of the RPN lacks a proper model as a base and is thus internally inconsistent and potentially misleading....
Reviews a reallife investigation carried out on copper coating of CO2 welding wire. The major quality problems were nonuniformity in coating thickness and other associated problems. The factors identified as responsible are speed of drawing the wire, acid, ferrous and copper sulphate. Describes...
Investigates the objectives of QCs in German companies from the point of view of the workforce as opposed to that of the management, i.e. the workforceoriented potential of QCs. Aims to identify a possible fit or misfit between the objectives of the management and those of the employees by...
Proposes a cost model for parameter design in quality engineering. In this model the total cost is minimized to obtain the best design. The total cost includes quality loss, cost for input characteristic, and cost for objective characteristic adjustment. Presents the best mean level of an input...
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