Quality Costing

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 1999 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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Quality costs help to show the importance of quality-related activities to management; they demonstrate the cost of non-quality to an organization; they track the causes and effects of the problem, enabling the working out of solutions using quality improvement teams, and then monitoring progress. As a technique in the introduction and development of TQM, quality costing is a powerful tool for enhancing a company s effectiveness. Quality Costing provides pragmatic advice on how to set about introducing and developing a quality costing system and using the data that emerges. This third edition (strengthened by additional data from a range of organizations) provides sound practical guidance on how to define, identify, collect, measure, analyse, report and use quality costs. This established text has proved invaluable to managers and quality professionals, students and academics alike - the new edition ensures its continued position as the leading book in the field.
 

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Contents

management
3
The importance of quality in a business context
9
Summary
19
Collection of quality costs
67
Uses of quality costs
143
Case study company 1
161
Case study company 2
185
sector costs
204
Case study company 3
207
Case study company 4
229
Case study company 5
247
Case study company 6
257
Settingup a quality costing system
273
Index
281
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Barrie G. Dale is the United Utilities Professor of Quality Management and Head of the Operations Management Group in the Manchester School of Management, UMIST, and also an Academician of the International Academy for Quality. He has been carrying out research into quality management for over 18 years and has produced 10 books and some 350 papers on the subject. J J Plunkett was formerly Total Quality Management Project Officer at UMIST.

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