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Strategic quality management represents a state wherein the organization’s total quality management (TQM) system is tightly interwoven with the strategy formulation process, thereby contributing to a sustainable competitive advantage. Numerous models have been proposed to describe how...
Presents a cost‐optimization model for determining optimal burn‐in times at the module/system level of an electronic product. Optimum burn‐in is determined as that which will be most cost‐effective when considering burn‐in cost, field failure savings and the impact on system reliability.
Presents an approach to determine the optimum control limits of the x ‐bar chart for skewed process distributions. The approach takes both the control limits of the x ‐bar chart and the specification limits of x into consideration, and relates the out‐of‐control status directly with the...
Examines the total quality management (TQM) programmes of Maquiladora operations located on the Mexican border and benchmarks their quality practices vis‐à‐vis those in the USA. Six domains of TQM programmes (information and analysis, strategic quality planning, human resource development and...
Engineering consulting firms involved in the design and construction of large‐scale industrial plants attempt to find flaws as early as possible in the design process to avoid more costly deviation corrections later on, particularly during and after construction. Deviation corrections can be...
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