Total Quality Management: Text with Cases

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000 - Business & Economics - 380 pages
Written by the acknowledged British guru of TQM and Business Excellence, John Oakland, this book provides a simple but powerful model for Total Quality Management and comprehensive coverage of the concepts students need to understand. The model has been used by literally thousands of people and organizations around the world.

'TQM: Text with Cases' is clearly written in a logical sequence and the text is supported with several real-life case studies. Professor Oakland demonstrates how a Total Quality Management strategy can be applied in all business activities to achieve world-class performance.

This second edition features several major changes including new material on process modelling and management, quality management systems, people development, performance measurement, the Business Excellence Model, self-assessment, benchmarking and the implementation of TQM.

All the case studies in this edition are brand new, reflecting latest developments in this fast moving and exciting area of management. Moreover, the cases come from leading exponents of TQM and Business Excellence - organizations which have fully integrated the TQ approach into their business operations and delivered real benefits.

This text is invaluable for all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying TQM or Business Excellence as part of their course, as well as those directors and managers working in organizations who would like to improve performance.

John Oakland is Professor of Business Excellence and Quality Management at the University of Leeds Business School, Executive Chairman of Oakland Consulting PLC, and the author of several best selling books, including; Total Quality Management, Total Organizational Excellence, and Statistical Process Control.

Written by the British guru of Total Quality Management, John Oakland
Provides a simple model for Total Quality Management for students
Discussion questions and practical assignments to reinforce learning

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Understanding quality
Commitment and leadership
Design for quality

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Oakland is Executive Chairman of Oakland Consulting PLC.

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