Total Quality Management

(TQM) is an organisational process that actively
involves every function and every employee in satisfying customers needs, both
internal and external. TQM works by continuously improving all aspect of work
through structured control, improvement and planning activities that are carried
out in concern with guiding ideology that focuses on Quality and Customer
Satisfaction as the top priorities.
There has been many arguments that TQM succeeds only by incorporating a
concern about quality for the customers throughout the organisation. The truth
of this statement and those facts that disagree with this statement will be look
into and discuss in more detail to achieve the success of TQM.

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must first realise this factor and have the techniques and tools which are
appropriate for improving quality. Thus TQM includes the marketing and
dissemination of quality and methods not only within the organisation and
customers but also to suppliers and other partners.
The general view to achieve success in TQM could be summarised as below:

Quality as strength
Quality in all processes
The importance of management
The involvement, commitment and responsibility of everybody
Continuous improvement
Zero defects
Focus on prevention rather than inspection
Meeting the needs of target customers

A prerequisite for successful quality improvement is first, to understand how
quality is perceived and valued by customers.

4 Q'

Design Quality Technical Quality
Production Quality
Delivery Quality
Functional Quality
Relational ...

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orientation and quality are not just a matter of ensuring that the
contents of the product or services satisfies the customer needs. The manner in
which the service is delivered and the customers' relations with the company
must also meet the customer's expectation.


Customer Satisfaction

Quality Improvement

As the above graph indicates the sales increases directly with an increase
in customer satisfaction. Customers are satisfied with improvement in quality.
The more quality improves, the faster sales will increase because customer
satisfaction carries its own acceleration. When the quality reputation grows,
marketing can emphasize ...

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