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What is Total Quality Management? Definitions
Bob Janis
I need the ultimate definition of TQM. Here is my best shot: Total Quality Management is a management philosophy and methodology that aims to meet and exceed the customer's expectations of products and services through the continuous incremental improvement of processes and a quality-driven culture, vision and leadership style. Please advise. (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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Hard and Soft Total Quality Management (TQM)
Sjors
Sometimes people distinguish between Hard Total Quality Management (TQM mainly aimed at statistically measuring quality and quality assurance, 80s) and Soft Total Quality Management (TQM seen as a philosophy, attitudinal & culture change - more like your definition, 90s).
 

 
Definition of Total Quality Management
Marty Hunter
All of the processes, procedures, quality walks, bonus structures, employee praise and all other means of motivation do little to improve overall quality, if management is seen as aloof and disingaged from the people who decide what quality is (the customer) and the people (the employees,vendors and, subcontractors) and systems who/which deliver it to them. It is the customer who ultimately decides what quality is and a company whose staff and management are disconnected from each other cannot possibly be truly or effectively engaged with the customer.
 

   

 
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