Quality Management: Introduction to Total Quality Management for Production, Processing, and Services

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Business & Economics - 858 pages
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This direct, straightforward book provides readers with material that focuses on making the theories and principles of total quality practical and useful. It covers all of the elements of total quality, including several that receive little or no attention in other total quality books. Practitioners in a corporate setting will find it a valuable guide in helping them understand and implement total quality. Topics which are covered include Quality and Global Competitiveness, Strategic Management: Planning and Execution, Quality Management and Ethics, and Communication and Interpersonal Relations. For settings in which people want to learn to be effective agents of the total quality approach, or are attempting to implement total quality.

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David L. Goetsch is provost of the joint campus of the University of West Florida and Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he also serves as professor of quality and safety management. He also administers Florida's Center for Manufacturing Competitiveness that is located on this campus and is president of The Management Institute, a private company dedicated to the continual improvement of quality, productivity, and competitiveness. Dr. Goetsch is cofounder of The Quality Institute, a partnership of the University of West Florida, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, and the Okaloosa Economic Development Council. He currently serves on the executive board of the Institute.

Stanley B. Davis was a manufacturing executive with Harris Corporation until his retirement in 1991. He was founding managing director of The Quality Institute and is a well-known expert in the areas of implementing total quality, statistical process control, just-in-time manufacturing, benchmarking, ISO 9000, and ISO 14000. He currently serves as professor of quality at the Institute and heads his own firm, Stan Davis Consulting.

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