Quality Matters: The Decade of Quality 1989-2000 - G.J. Clark
Provides a different perspective on the philosophy and application of the key management strategies of the 1990's. This book focuses on the practical...... more
Provides a different perspective on the philosophy and application of the key management strategies of the 1990's. This book focuses on the practical application of Quality and Business Improvement, using presentations by leading world experts in their fields.
Get past the hype to discover what quality management programs really work. "Quality Management Demystified" provides the basic terms, concepts, and tools for...... more
Get past the hype to discover what quality management programs really work. "Quality Management Demystified" provides the basic terms, concepts, and tools for defining, measuring, and managing quality, from the earliest efforts at quality assurance and quality control, through Total Quality Management, to the rise and possible fall of Six Sigma.
From the best-selling quality management author, David Hoyle, "Quality Management Essentials" is the perfect brief, yet authoritative, introduction to the...... more
From the best-selling quality management author, David Hoyle, "Quality Management Essentials" is the perfect brief, yet authoritative, introduction to the fundamentals of quality management. Quality in organizations, large or small, is achieved with intelligent use of various concepts, principles, tools and techniques. For those coming to the subject for the first time, these philosophies associated with quality management can be quite overwhelming. This very readable book provides a fast track introduction and executive level appraisal of the field from a respected and experienced author. Get to grips with Quality Management quickly and understand how to apply the principles to achieve success in the most simple to complex situations. Learn from supporting case studies how to present a case for improving quality. It is full of checklists, hints and tips for those charged with the task of managing quality achievement in their organization.
Quality Control For Dummies So you've been asked to lead a quality control initiative? Or maybe you've been assigned to a quality team. Perhaps you're a CEO...... more
Quality Control For Dummies So you've been asked to lead a quality control initiative? Or maybe you've been assigned to a quality team. Perhaps you're a CEO whose main concern is to make your company faster, more efficient, and less expensive. Whatever your role is, quality control is a critical concept in every industry and profession. Full description
Quality: A Critical Introduction, Third Edition - John Beckford
The 3rd edition of this top-selling text continues to provide a complete knowledge platform for all those wishing to study the development of the theory and...... more
The 3rd edition of this top-selling text continues to provide a complete knowledge platform for all those wishing to study the development of the theory and practice of quality management. Building upon previous editions' unique critical perspective on quality, this edition is enhanced by the inclusion of the latest contemporary developments in quality thinking, including Integrated Management Systems, Lean Manufacturing and SMART thinking, as well as updated, real-world examples in applying quality methods. In addition, existing understanding of the environmental impact of the quality movement will be extended into a broader understanding of environmental, financial, regulatory and behavioral sustainability. The book also addresses the issues of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility which are now informing the decision making and behavior of managers. Key features include: Complete introduction to quality in the context of management thinking In depth reviews of the contributions of 'Quality Gurus' Contemporary developments in theory and practice International case studies drawn from both public and private sectors Equal emphasis on both manufacturing and service sectors Practical 'case study' focused toolkits and applications
Advantages: Strong lyrics, mature vocals, memorable hooks, slick production, good range of songs Disadvantages: None
The Quality of Mercy is a studio album from English rock band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Led by Steve Harley, the band's line-up consisted of new musicians compared to the last Cockney Rebel album. Best known for his hits in the 1970s such as Judy Teen, Mr. Soft, the UK number one hit Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me), Mr. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean) and Here Comes...
Advantages: Londoners perspective: beautiful, clean, orderly and different Disadvantages: Londoners perspective: Expensive (yes even for me!)and a little small and quiet
...I have been to Geneva three times now because I have a friend who lives there. Otherwise I?m not sure it would have crossed my mind to visit. It?s certainly not one of those places on everyone?s must see list. Geneva is in Switzerland but is actually surrounded by France. It is a very unique city - a mix of European and British / American influences with people of all different nationalities...
Advantages: Free public transport, scenic, great food, lots of museums Disadvantages: Pretty expensive, museums closed Mondays, doesn't feel very Swiss
...on the back of one of those postage stamps that you know you're meant to use on bigger letters but never have to hand at the time. It's situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, it's full of foreigners and its most recognisable landmark is in another country. I can't really say that in three and a bit days in Geneva I added much to my Geneva knowledge files but I did have a rather enjoyable time...