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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate follow‐up as a salient factor in achieving results from organizational self‐assessment. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 14 organizations involved in self‐assessment. Qualitative methods were used to analyze the follow‐up...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to propose efficient models and algorithms for reliability value analysis of complex repairable systems linking reliability and losses from failures. Design/methodology/approach – The conventional reliability analysis is based on the premise that increasing the...
Purpose – This paper aims to present a survey of published literature about various quality costing approaches and reports of their success in order to provide a better understanding of cost of quality (CoQ) methods. Design/methodology/approach – The paper's approach is a literature review and...
Purpose – This paper seeks to present an international comparative study on cultural differences and quality practices of four countries – Korea, USA, Mexico, and Taiwan. The paper aims to present a model, which depicts the relationships among cultures (i.e. power distance and collectivism),...
Purpose – This paper aims to explore the relationship between quality management practices and their impact on performance. Design/methodology/approach – First, critical quality management practices are identified and classified in three main categories: management, infrastructure, and core...
Purpose – This paper aims to examine the reliability of a cooling seawater pumping station which pumps seawater to refineries and petrochemical plants in Kuwait mainly for cooling purposes. Owing to the harsh operating climate and the lack of other alternative sources of water, high reliability...
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