Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence: Text with Cases, Edition 4

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The notion of "Quality" in business performance has exploded since the publication of the first edition of this classic text in 1989. Today there is a plethora of performance improvement frameworks including Baldrige, EFQM, Lean, Six Sigma and ISO 9001, offering a potentially 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 ten case studies eight of which are brand new, 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 a achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence: Text with Cases (Fourth Edition)

is supplemented for the first time with a suite of online teaching aids for busy tutors. This exciting update of a classic text is perfect for all students studying for professional qualifications in the management of quality, or those studying science, engineering or business and management who need to understand the part TQM may play in their subjects.
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About the author

John S. Oakland is Chairman of Oakland Consulting LLP and Head of its Research and Education Division. He is also Emeritus Professor of Business Excellence & Quality Management at Leeds University Business School, UK. For Over 30 years he has researched and consulted in all aspects of quality management, strategic process management and business improvement in thousands of organizations. Professor Oakland is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chartered Quality Institute and Royal Statistical Society. He is also a Member of the American Society for Quality

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Routledge
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Published on
Apr 24, 2014
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Pages
500
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ISBN
9781317808428
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Production & Operations Management
Business & Economics / Quality Control
Business & Economics / Total Quality Management
Technology & Engineering / Quality Control
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In The Ice Cream Maker, Chowdhury uses a simple story to illustrate how businesses can instill quality into our culture and into every product we design, build, and market. The protagonist of the story is Peter Delvecchio, the manager of a regional ice cream company, who is determined to sell its ice cream to a flourishing national grocery chain, Natural Foods. In conversations with the Natural Foods manager, Peter learns how the extraordinarily successful retailer achieves its renowned high standard of excellence, both in the services it provides its customers and in the foods it manufactures and sells. Quality, he discovers, must be the mission of every employee; by learning to listen, enrich, and optimize, he can encourage and sustain the highest levels of quality in everything the company does.

Like Fish! and Who Moved My Cheese? The Ice Cream Maker offers an essential and universal lesson about one of industry's foremost challenges in a thoroughly engaging style. For managers and executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs, The Ice Cream Maker is a compelling, eye-opening guide to the most effective ways to achieve excellence and become industry leaders on the global stage.


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