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Construction Quality Management

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Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This new edition of Construction Quality Management provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organisational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organisation. New chapters consider the influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quality management. The text should be of interest to construction industry senior managers, practicing professionals and academics. It is also an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management, project management and business management courses.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9781138680104

Project Quality Management

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The book presents the development of the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS), Singapore's de facto quality performance measurement system, explains the application of the Quality Management System (QMS) to manage CONQUAS and identifies 33 critical success factors (CSFs) for achieving high CONQUAS scores. Through CONQUAS, the reader benefits from understanding how the Singapore government developed and implemented the first objective system for measuring what many building professionals have perceived to be elusive quality standards in the construction industry. The book presents both the theoretical concepts as well as the practical aspects to achieving strategic Project Quality Management that is anchored on the CSFs to building best practices. To realistically reflect the practical aspects and challenging issues faced by stakeholders in the construction industry, questionnaire surveys were conducted with building professionals to distinguish the importance level and extent of adoption of the 33 CSFs (identified from a comprehensive review of the extant literature) in influencing and affecting the achievement of high CONQUAS scores. These were further anchored by in-depth interviews with quality experts in the Singapore construction industry to provide a better understanding of issues relating to strategic Project Quality Management. Collectively, the empirical findings collated from the building professionals suggest that while the CSFs identified are known tenets of quality, these were still not being followed in their totality. A further case study was conducted through a formal set of in-depth interviews with the quality assurance team of a construction company who has direct involvement before, during and after their tremendous improvements in the CONQUAS scores attained. The strength of this book therefore represents a true account and reflections of real-life practices and experiences in the construction industry for contractors, quality managers and policy-makers to learn from. Although the context of this book relates to the Singapore experience, the lessons and recommendations are equally relevant and applicable to the global construction industry in both the developing and developed countries whose stakeholders (in both the public and private sectors) wish to understand how CONQUAS works, and how the CSFs identified can likewise be implemented for strategic Project Quality Management to building best practices.The book is therefore of interests to researchers, academia and practitioners in the construction industry as well as in other sectors of the economy (in Singapore and other countries) where learning points may be used for enhancing project quality management for buildings.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9789812870735

Color Management & Quality Output

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First published in 2012. Focal Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Category: Photography. ISBN: 9780240821115

Laboratory Quality Management System

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Achieving maintaining and improving accuracy timeliness and reliability are majorchallenges for health laboratories. Countries worldwide committed themselvesto build national capacities for the detection of and response to public healthevents of international concern when they decided to engage in the InternationalHealth Regulations implementation process. Only sound management of quality in health laboratories will enable countries to produce test results that the international community will trust in cases of international emergency. This handbook was developed through collaboration between the WHO LyonOffice for National Epidemic Preparedness and Response the United Statesof America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division ofLaboratory Systems and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).It is based on training sessions and modules provided by the CDC and WHO inmore than 25 countries and on guidelines for implementation of ISO 15189 indiagnostic laboratories developed by CLSI. This handbook is intended to provide a comprehensive reference on LaboratoryQuality Management System for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes from management to administration to bench-work laboratorians. This handbook covers topics that are essential for quality management of a public health or clinical laboratory. They are based on both ISO 15189 and CLSI GP26-A3 documents. Each topic is discussed in a separate chapter. The chapters follow the framework developed by CLSI and are organized as the 12 Quality System Essentials .
Category: Medicine. ISBN: 9789241548274

The Quality Management Sourcebook

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The concept of Quality Management began in the manufacturing sector, but a growing concern with quality in other areas of the economy has led to its wider application in service industries, government, education, and other not-for-profit agencies. A great quantity of material related to quality management has been produced in recent years, much of it by small presses, professional and trade associations, and consultants. The Quality Management Sourcebook is the first in-depth, international guide to the most useful material and sources of information. The book begins with the origins of quality management, explains how it evolved, examines its current situation, and explores the future. The book is divided into five main sections: * Introduction: General sources for information * Applications of total quality management * Focus on specific aspects of quality management * Quality in the future * Resource materials The Quality Management Sourcebook is an essential reference for everybody involved in either the theory or practice of quality management: in manufacturing, retail, banking, and insurance, the utilities industry, the transportation industry, health, education and other public services. Over 900 citations cover books, journal articles, technical reports, video training materials and software. Each is followed by a descriptive annotation. Resource materials include strategies for locating additional information; training materials; organizations; and consultants. The book concludes with a glossary of quality management terms, a name index, a title index, and a detailed subject index.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780415108317

Oakland on Quality Management

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'Oakland on the New Quality Management' shows managers how to implement a Total Quality Management strategy throughout all activities and thereby achieve top quality performance overall, not just focusing on product or service quality. The text addresses the issues of implementing TQM, teamwork, and changes in culture, and emphasizes the integration of TQM into the strategy of the organization with specific advice on how to implement TQM. Topics covered include quality function deployment (QFD), communications and quality strategy, measurement and benchmarking, and teamwork for culture change, including the 'Drive' model. Ten points are presented to aid senior management in their thinking on commitment, culture and communication issues.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780750657419

Air Quality Management

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This accessible analysis of Canada's record on managing air quality at federal and provincial levels includes the basic meteorological and public health theory, advanced data on emissions and dispersal, and a review of efforts to combat pollution from the USA.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9789400775565

IT Quality Management

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In a comprehensive approach this book covers the end-to-end process from request management to change management, error management and migration management to acceptance testing and final data clean up. It is based upon nearly twenty years of experience in tests, acceptance and certification, when introducing medium to large IT systems including complex software for administrations and industry in many countries. There exist a variety of methodologies with different characteristics having emanated from various schools and consultancies to support such activities. However, it is obvious that because of the diversity in organisational levels in companies the rigor of application of such methodologies quite often suffers with regard to more pragmatic approaches. In view of economic considerations this may be unavoidable. For this reason no new or consolidated methodology shall be presented but an approach oriented on practical criteria coming closer to reality and offering methods, which can provide assistance on a case-by-case basis.
Category: Business. ISBN: 3662437678

Total Quality Management

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Erfolg durch Qualitt - dazu gehren eine ganzheitliche Qualittsstrategie sowie Systeme wie Just-in-Time (JiT) und Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Attila Oess zeigt die Schritte zur praktischen Einfhrung.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9783409336239

Human Quality Management

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HUMAN QUALITY MANAGEMENT ist ein Ansatz strategischer Unternehmensfhrung und Zusammenarbeit, der die Mitarbeiter als Quelle der Wertschpfung versteht. Er entspringt den sozialen, personalen, psychischen und biologischen Gesetzmigkeiten der Menschen und der menschlichen Arbeit. Eine humankologische Fhrung ermglicht beste Leistung durch beste Entwicklung von und zwischen allen Mitarbeitern, weil menschengerechte Kultur, Arbeitsorganisation und Einstellungen das Wesen der menschlichen Existenz, die personale Produktivitt, anerkennen, entwickeln und erhalten. Der Fhrungsansatz ist in Theorie, Rollen, Programmen, Prozessen, Methoden, Instrumenten und Kriterien strukturiert und in 20 Jahren bei mehr als 100 betrieblichen Praxisprojekten gefestigt. Die Aneignung des HQM-Ansatzes erlaubt Fhrungspersonen, Betriebsrten und Mitarbeitern eine menschlich und wirtschaftlich nachhaltige Unternehmensentwicklung zu gestalten.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9783662454633
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