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Quick response to customer needs is an important dimension on which a company may compete. However, quick response in and by itself does not achieve much of a competitive advantage unless timeliness is integrated with quality, flexibility and cost efficiency. Discusses the meaning and origins of...
Explores the issue of software development process improvement. Total quality management (TQM) tools have been studied as possible means to improve the quality of the software that is becoming an important part of organizational processes. The TQM philosophy that has been so successfully applied...
Explores the application of quality function deployment (QFD) concept in strategic marketing planning. First discusses the literature of quality control concepts and marketing concepts, and the current thinking in strategic marketing planning. Then proposes that the QFD concept can be an ideal...
Over the last decade quality function deployment or QFD, thanks to the efforts of Akao and others, has gained widespread popularity in its applicability to business and industry. Many organizations have adopted it as a tool of continuous improvement in their quest for quality through total...
For firms to compete successfully on quality, the total quality management (TQM) philosophy must be integrated into all aspects of the organization. Quality function deployment (QFD) provides a systematic process for integrating TQM into new product development activities. QFD combines various...
Changes in world markets have brought renewed interest in quality management, and a proliferation of quality‐assurance methods. The new methods focus on design rather than inspection, thereby shifting managers’ attention from inspecting quality to designing quality into products and services. A...
Illustrates how quality function deployment (QFD) can be used to measure customer satisfaction in educational institutions. Specifically, utilizes QFD in evaluating the MBA programme at Grand Valley State University. The inputs for the QFDs were obtained through several brainstorming sessions of...
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