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No Quality Improvement Without Measurements
S Nair
Elimination of measuring the quality, productivity & performance (system + individual) at each and every stage of production or development do not help any business survive long in the market, for sure. Deming's principles are overly people dependent and blame the system when something goes wrong, which might not be true most of the time. This would have probably increased waste, inventory, production/labour costs while significantly lowering the productivity. It probably worked in the 40's and 70's just because nothing else existed.
In modern business environments, TQM/TPS principles might be used as a mere reference while embracing the concepts of Six Sigma and LEAN which are more process/data oriented and proven beyond doubt.

Measuring Quality or Not?
Ahmad Altarawneh, Member
Based on this view, are we to say that Deming's Principles are outdated and need reforming?

TQM vs Taylorism
Jagadeesh, Member
Quality basically demands commitment and discipline. Any method or procedure simply adapted from other places will not work. People who are at the helm of affairs must demonstrate their commitment by actions not just by words. All the people in the organization must respond positively.

Concern and Consciousness for Quality are Essential to Improve it
Jagadeesh, Member
Unless people are really serious and conscious of quality, improvement will not happen. That is why it is clearly said that quality begins from the heart.
Otherwise it will be only talk and no action.


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