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This paper considers the maintenance of an operational system consisting of a number of independent and identical units. These units are required to be in service at all times and are supported by a maintenance float. Reliability analysis is used to study the effect of preventive maintenance and...
This paper reports on the application of the sequential method, presented in a previous paper by Lai et al. in 2001, to determine optimal strategies of when to carry out a preventive maintenance action for an engine and when to replace an engine in use. The sequential method was run with real...
This paper aims to provide a framework for studying the relationship between total quality management (TQM) and organizational performance. TQM contents as well as TQM elements are considered. So, from a contingency approach, TQM contents have to be consistent with business orientation and...
The need to create integrated management systems (IMS) in order to handle the proliferation of management system standards is undeniable. There is also evidence in literature and practice that organizations are slowly starting to tackle the IMS issue, mainly by putting an integrated quality and...
This paper presents an argument that it is appropriate to develop a model of project management (PM) performance from models for assessing quality management. The paper presents a model, labelled the project management performance assessment (PMPA) model, based upon the EFQM business excellence...
In response to the criticism on the measurement system of self‐assessment against the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model, this paper reports the development of a more scientific and accurate scoring method. The decision model constructed has focused on the “processes”...
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