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Quality management (QM) are all management activities and functions that are needed to achieve and maintain a desired level of excellence.

Quality management (QM) are all management activities and functions that are needed to achieve and maintain a desired level of excellence.

The management activities and functions include the set up of a Quality Management System (QMS), a quality assurance definition, a quality planning system and defining the functions of Business Process Management (BPM) / quality control and quality improvement.

A good example of such a system is Total Quality Management (TQM). TQM is a business and quality philosophy that champions the idea that the long-term success of a company comes from customer satisfaction and continues quality improvement.

Next to TQM, there are also other methods and philosophies like Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Six Sigma, LEAN Management and many more.

What are the most known and used tools and methods? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts are all about great tools and methods that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with QM.

Jidoka

January 5th, 2022

Jidoka: this article explains Jidoka in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful quality management tool. What is Jidoka? Jidoka is a Lean manufacturing principle that ensures that quality is automatically built into…

Human Centered Design (Brown & Wyatt)

December 22nd, 2021

Human Centered Design: this article explains Human Centered Design in a practical way, developed by Brown & Wyatt. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful quality management tool. What is Human Centered Design? Human Centered Design…

House of Quality

December 21st, 2021

House of Quality: this article provides a practical explanation of the concept of House of Quality, developed by Yoji Akao and Shigeru Mizuno. After reading, you will have a basic understanding of this powerful quality management tool. What is…

SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)

December 20th, 2021

SMED: this article provides a practical explanation of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies). After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful and efficient manufacturing philosophy and quality management tool. What is SMED? The essence…

Day In the Life Of (DILO)

December 16th, 2021

Day In the Life Of (DILO): this article explains the Day In the Life Of (DILO), developed by Francis J. Gouillart, in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful quality management

Enterprise Risk Management

November 20th, 2021

Enterprise Risk Management: in this article you will find a practical explanation of Enterprise Risk Management. After reading, you will understand the basics of this method for business. Before delving into what business risk management is, it is necessary to…

ISO standards

November 11th, 2021

ISO standards: this article explains the concept of ISO standards in a practical way. After reading it, you will understand the basics of this powerful international concept for standardisation. What are ISO standards? ISO is the International Organisation for…

ISO 31000

September 16th, 2021

In this article you will find an easy and practical explanation of the ISO 31000 method. After reading, you will understand how useful this tool can be for risk management in companies. Introduction ISO 31000 Before going deeper into what…

Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM)

September 16th, 2021

Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM): this article provides a practical explanation of Design Review Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM). DRBFM is a cross-functional, disciplined process that’s used to evaluate proposed design changes. What is Design Review Based…

Total Equipment Effectiveness Performance (TEEP)

July 22nd, 2021

In this article you will find a practical explanation of the Total Equipment Effectiveness Performance (TEEP) method. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful industrial operations performance tool. What is Total Equipment Effectiveness Performance? Total Equipment Effectiveness…

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

July 2nd, 2021

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis: this article provides a practical explanation of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis or FMEA. After reading this article, you will understand the basics of this powerful quality management and risk analysis tool.This article…

Eight Dimensions of Quality

June 30th, 2021

Eight Dimensions of Quality: this article provides a practical explanation of the eight dimensions of quality by David A.Garvin. After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful management tool. Who defined the eight dimensions of quality? The eight…
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