Who is Responsible for Quality? Just who is responsible for quality; the customer or the processor or the supplier? Dr. Juran said they were all responsible for quality. Customer Responsibilities The customer must share in the responsibilities to produce a product that is fit for use. They … Read more about Responsibilities
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.
Institute leadership Adopt and institute leadership aimed at helping people do a better job. The responsibility of managers and supervisors must be changed from sheer numbers to quality. Improvement of quality will automatically improve productivity. Management … Read more about Point 7 – Leaders Help Others
Encourage effective two way communication and other means to drive out fear throughout the organization so that everybody may work effectively and more productively for the company. Dr. W. Edwards Deming The headline read "Confidence Declines to Lowest since February". The Conference Board's … Read more about Point 8 – Drive Out Fear
Institute modern methods of training on the job for all, including management, to make better use of every employee. New skills are required to keep up with changes in materials, methods, product and service design, machinery, techniques, and service. Dr. W. Edwards Deming A business … Read more about Point 6 – Training Now? Are You Crazy?
Improve every process Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production, and service. Search continually for problems in order to improve every activity in the company, to improve quality and productivity, and thus to constantly decrease costs. Institute innovation and … Read more about Point 5 – Improve Every Process
End the practice of awarding business solely on the basis of price tag. Instead require meaningful measures of quality along with price. Reduce the number of suppliers for the same item by eliminating those that do not qualify with statistical and other evidence of quality. The aim is to minimize … Read more about Point 4 – End Lowest Tender Contracts
Eliminate the need for mass inspection as the way of life to achieve quality by building quality into the product in the first place. Require statistical evidence of built in quality in both manufacturing and purchasing functions. Dr. W. Edward Deming When ISO 9000 first came out, the auto … Read more about Point 3 – Cease Dependency on Mass Inspection