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Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM) category. Presented with a red border are the Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Industrial Maintenance Techniques, Stores, and Cases

Industrial Maintenance Techniques, Stores, and Cases

Author: Jose (Consultant Engineer, J&R Consultoria Ltda, Brazil) Baptista Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

This book explains the tools and processes that allow changes in the way maintenance works. It allows you to learn industrial maintenance and reliability concepts and how to improve the maintenance performance, so you can move from reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance. This book includes real cases that exemplify concepts of maintenance and reliability. It presents a diagram with practical evidence and explains how to move from reactive to proactive maintenance. It's written in a storytelling style that keeps the attention of the reader and provides tools for the young professionals and the experienced. This book is useful for anyone working in the maintenance and reliability fields, as well as plant engineers, and industrial engineers and managers in general.

Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence Text with Cases

Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence Text with Cases

Author: John S. Oakland, Michael Anthony Turner, Robert James Oakland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

The notion of Quality in business performance has exploded since the publication of the first edition of this classic text in 1988. Today there is a plethora of performance improvement frameworks including LEAN, Six Sigma, ISO 9001 and ISO 26 000, offering a confusing variety of ways to achieve business excellence. Quality guru John Oakland's famous TQM model, in many ways a precursor to these frameworks, has evolved to become the ultimate holistic overview of performance improvement strategy. Incorporating the frameworks that succeeded it, the revised model redefines Quality by: Accelerating change Reducing cost Protecting reputation Oakland's popular, practical, jargon-free style, along with eleven brand new case studies, effortlessly ties the model to its real-life applications, making it easy to understand how to apply what you've learned to your practices and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The book is supplemented with a suite of online teaching aids for busy tutors. This exciting update of a classic is all the confused student or busy professional will need to begin understanding how to manage Quality.

Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence Text with Cases

Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence Text with Cases

Author: John S. Oakland, Michael Anthony Turner, Robert James Oakland Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

The notion of Quality in business performance has exploded since the publication of the first edition of this classic text in 1988. Today there is a plethora of performance improvement frameworks including LEAN, Six Sigma, ISO 9001 and ISO 26 000, offering a confusing variety of ways to achieve business excellence. Quality guru John Oakland's famous TQM model, in many ways a precursor to these frameworks, has evolved to become the ultimate holistic overview of performance improvement strategy. Incorporating the frameworks that succeeded it, the revised model redefines Quality by: Accelerating change Reducing cost Protecting reputation Oakland's popular, practical, jargon-free style, along with eleven brand new case studies, effortlessly ties the model to its real-life applications, making it easy to understand how to apply what you've learned to your practices and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The book is supplemented with a suite of online teaching aids for busy tutors. This exciting update of a classic is all the confused student or busy professional will need to begin understanding how to manage Quality.

Lean for the Process Industries Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition

Lean for the Process Industries Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition

Author: Peter L. (Lean Dynamics LLC, Newark, Delaware, USA) King Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2019

Compared to its widespread implementation across almost all areas of production, Lean improvement efforts lag within the process industries. While many innovators have successfully applied Lean principles to these industries during the past three decades, most of those pioneering efforts were never recorded to guide the improvement efforts of others. Drawing on more than 40 years of application experience at one of the world's largest chemical and materials manufacturers, coupled with 10 years in private practice, Peter King corrects this void by providing the first comprehensive resource written explicitly for change agents within the process industries. Focusing on areas where the improvement needs of the process industry differ from parts assembly manufacturing, Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition: Covers each of the eight wastes commonly described in Lean literature, looking at how they manifest themselves in process operations. Explains how to adapt value stream mapping for process operations. Shows how to identify the root causes of bottlenecks, and how to manage them to optimize flow until they can be eliminated. Provides practical techniques to overcome the barriers which have prevented the application of Cellular Manufacturing to process operations. Discusses the role of business leadership in a Lean strategy, describing both enabling and counter-productive management behaviors Since the publication of the first edition of this book, Peter King has been busy consulting with food, beverage, gasoline additive, and nutraceutical companies -- these new experiences have broadened his perspectives on certain Lean processes and have given him a richer set of examples to discuss in this new edition. While Value Stream Mapping is a very powerful tool to understand flow, bottlenecks, and waste in an operation, the traditional format as presented in many other books does not describe all of the data required to fully understand process flow and its detractors. This new edition highlights the necessary additions with examples of why they are useful. Product wheel scheduling achieves production leveling in a far more comprehensive and effective way than traditional heijunka methods. This edition has a more thorough description of the wheel concept and design steps, and more examples from actual applications.

Total Quality Management for Organizational Excellence

Total Quality Management for Organizational Excellence

Author: Dexter Rose Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2019

Est ndares de calidad para hoteles

Est ndares de calidad para hoteles

Author: Frank Hochsmann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2019

Die ISO 9001 2015 verst ndlich formuliert

Die ISO 9001 2015 verst ndlich formuliert

Author: Werner Lobinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

Lean Problem Solving and QC Tools for Industrial Engineers

Lean Problem Solving and QC Tools for Industrial Engineers

Author: Maharshi (Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd, India) Samanta Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The manufacturing and service sector needs to resolve a lot of issues relating to products, process and service in everyday operation. Successful resolution depends on the methodology, rigor and systematic implementation techniques. The essential purpose of this book is to impart the necessary knowledge to the reader about concepts in six sigma problem-solving providing sufficient knowledge of problem lifecycle and ways to address the various issues arising therein. The 7 QC tools and A3 strategy are described and analyzed in detail with various examples encompassing a step by step approach a professional must know to address a problem in an industrial engineering set up. Key Features Conceptualizes six sigmas problem-solving providing sufficient knowledge of problem lifecycle and ways to address the various issues for manufacturing industry professionals Enables effective use of 7 QC tools for solving problems Addresses the problem- solving part very specifically in all the contexts of PDCA cycle of improvement, DMAIC methodology of organizational transformation, and TPM & TQM culture of productivity and quality improvement Written with A3 theme throughout enabling each problem-solving tool to follow a structured approach Includes relevant and practical examples and applications

Effective Processes for Quality Assurance

Effective Processes for Quality Assurance

Author: Boyd L. Summers Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Driving innovation can reduce costs for companies, institutions, military programs, and successful businesses. Quality is key to successful innovation. Delivery of complex products must have high quality to reduce customer problems and defects. This book explains how to integrate Quality Assurance processes to produce compliant product management and gap analysis. It shows how Quality Assurance provides a common operating framework in which best practices, improvements, and cost avoidance activities can be shared. Effective Processes for Quality Assurance emphasizes improving process execution and reducing operational costs. It also focuses on how Quality Assurance personnel must support companies, institutions, military programs, and successful businesses by encouraging a cooperative, proactive approach and ensure compliance through management and team member participation. Lean and Agile can provide a competitive advantage, and this practical reference explains how to implement these two principles to deliver products that have fewer defects. It also explains: Quality Assurance methods Measuring benefits of Quality Assurance process improvement Quality Assurance performance and improvement Risk management Quality Assurance improvement with metrics Effective processes for Quality Assurance Quantitative process performance and commitments Quality Assurance plans Quality Assurance for customers and suppliers Supporting software configuration Effective Processes for Quality Assurance covers the critical issues for implementing Quality Assurance processes that can deliver high-quality products successfully.

Quality Beyond Borders Dantotsu or How to Achieve Best in Business

Quality Beyond Borders Dantotsu or How to Achieve Best in Business

Author: David Hutchins Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2019

Perceptions as to the nature of the Quality Sciences and disciplines vary across the world depending on local industrial history. This can cause problems for global organisations who often want to retain the quality policies of the parent company whilst attempting to embrace the approaches familiar to local people. For example, whilst Western organisations have embraced Six Sigma, Lean and other Japanese management techniques, we have tended to adopt them in a hotchpotch fashion, bolting them on without ever understanding the context behind total quality control. In Japan, these concepts are not considered to be standalone but are all part of a seamless companywide matrix of interactive concepts, which can be summed up as company-wide quality work, of, by and for all. In essence, this means that `quality' is everybody's responsibility from the chief executive downwards. David Hutchins has over several decades worked in all of the cultural blocks and has consistently managed to integrate all of these differences into a single companywide approach. When the concepts covered are integrated into a total company-wide programme, the intention is to make that organisation the best in its business; in Japanese terms this implies `Dantotsu', which means `number one thinking'. Accessible and practical in approach, Quality Beyond Borders is split into short sections, each representing a self-contained idea for the reader to digest and reflect on. It is a valuable resource for business practitioners, students and academics alike that will enable you to reach beyond your own borders to implement new ideas with significant results.

Quality Beyond Borders Dantotsu or How to Achieve Best in Business

Quality Beyond Borders Dantotsu or How to Achieve Best in Business

Author: David Hutchins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2019

Perceptions as to the nature of the Quality Sciences and disciplines vary across the world depending on local industrial history. This can cause problems for global organisations who often want to retain the quality policies of the parent company whilst attempting to embrace the approaches familiar to local people. For example, whilst Western organisations have embraced Six Sigma, Lean and other Japanese management techniques, we have tended to adopt them in a hotchpotch fashion, bolting them on without ever understanding the context behind total quality control. In Japan, these concepts are not considered to be standalone but are all part of a seamless companywide matrix of interactive concepts, which can be summed up as company-wide quality work, of, by and for all. In essence, this means that `quality' is everybody's responsibility from the chief executive downwards. David Hutchins has over several decades worked in all of the cultural blocks and has consistently managed to integrate all of these differences into a single companywide approach. When the concepts covered are integrated into a total company-wide programme, the intention is to make that organisation the best in its business; in Japanese terms this implies `Dantotsu', which means `number one thinking'. Accessible and practical in approach, Quality Beyond Borders is split into short sections, each representing a self-contained idea for the reader to digest and reflect on. It is a valuable resource for business practitioners, students and academics alike that will enable you to reach beyond your own borders to implement new ideas with significant results.