Management requires everyone to work together for quality A Fundamental Concept for Quality Management Dr. Joseph M. Juran taught that quality management used the same three processes as financial management. They are: Quality Planning Quality Control Quality Improvement Quality … Read more about Quality Management
This article is presented as part of an overview of the quality guru's of the 1980's. The 14 steps were develop by Mr. Philip Crosby and presented by Philip Crosby Associates. Reading "Quality Is Free", "Quality Without Tears", and "Quality Without Pain" are helpful in understanding how Mr. Crosby … Read more about 14 Steps to Establish Process Improvement
DITRTFT or "Dirt foot" generally brought giggles but it served the purpose of grabbing people's attention. The anachronism stood for "Do It Right the First Time". The statement seems almost ludicrous in today's business environment, but is it? What is the "It" in Do It Right the First … Read more about Do It Right The First Time – DIRTFT
Mr. Philip Crosby created a chart titled "The Absolutes of Quality". 1980's Conventional Wisdom Reality Goodness Definition of quality Conformance to requirements Appraisal System to create quality Prevention Quality levels Performance … Read more about The Absolutes of Quality
The Cost of Quality Changes the Perceptions Mr. Philip Crosby's Cost of Quality report made a fundamental difference in the way Quality Managers spoke to upper management. Prior to the Cost of Quality report, Quality Managers were the keepers of "goodness". They spoke in terms of reputation and … Read more about The Cost Of Quality
Quality Improvement from the Quality College In 1987, I had the privilege to attend the Quality College in Winter Park, FL. It was a highly informative week and I have kept the binder and used it as a reference ever since, although I haven't gone back to it for a few years. When I started to … Read more about How Come Hardly Anything Ever Gets Better? The Case for Quality Improvement.
Clearly define top management's permanent commitment to ever improving quality and productivity, and their obligation to implement all of these principles. Indeed, it is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are … Read more about Point 14 – Top Management Commitment to Action
Encourage education Institute a vigorous program of education, and encourage self improvement for everyone. What an organization needs is not just good people; it needs people that are improving with education. Advances in competitive position will have their roots in … Read more about Point 13 -Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – Encourage Education