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. Quality Control For Dummies is the straightforward, easy guide to improving your company’s quality. It covers all of today’s available options and provides expert techniques for introducing quality methods to your company, collecting data, designing quality processes, and more. This hands-on guide gives you all the tools you’ll ever need to enhance your company’s quality, including:
- Understanding the importance of quality standards
- Putting fundamental quality control methods to use
- Listening to your customer about quality issues
- Whipping quality control into shape with Lean
- Working with value stream mapping
- Focusing on the 5S method
- Supplement a process with Kanban
- Fixing tough problems with Six Sigma
- Using QFD to win customers over
- Improving you company with TOC
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
The Non-Idiot's Guide to ISO 9001:2015: Understanding and Using the Quality Management System standard to your benefit
Understand, implement, and enjoy the fruits of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. This book deciphers the requirements into the principles that serve your organization.The ISO 9001:2015 standard, a vast improvement from the earlier versions, is a remarkable and concise model of a high-performance organization. However, it is just a model. This book enables the organization to build on that model to create a quality management system that propels the organization to optimal performance with cost-less collateral compliance to the standard.
Publication date: 06/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Description:This comprehensive text on Quality Management provides ways and means of delivering efficient and effective production/services quality to utmost satisfaction of the customers. Comprising 20 chapters, the book explains the concepts and techniques of quality management supported with related case studies. Numerical examples given in each chapter help students to understand the concept easily. Primarily designed for MBA, ME/MTech (Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering), BE/BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) and MSc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control), the book also serves as a reference for professionals/consultants to carryout projects in quality domain for manufacturing or service organisations. KEY FEATURES OF THE BOOK • Detailed coverage of process and statistical quality control • Chapters on ANOVA, orthogonal arrays and signal-to-noise ratio• A chapter on Six Sigma including Shainin techniques • A chapter on Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) • Presentation of Design of Experiments (DOE) techniquesAudience• MBA• ME/MTech (Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering)• BE/BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering)• MSc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control)
Published by: PHI Learning | Publication date: 04/02/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages
In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane provides powerful advice to make absolutely anyone more charismatic.What if charisma could be taught?Charisma can be a huge asset if you're applying for a job, improving your relationships, or leading other people. The Charisma Myth shows you how to become more influential, more persuasive, and more inspiring. Soon you'll be able to move through a room and have people say: 'Wow, who's that?'Many people believe that charisma is unchangeable - you either have it or you don't. But that's simply not true. This groundbreaking, bestselling book reveals how charismatic behaviour can be learned by anyone.Olivia Fox Cabane helps some of the world's best-known people become more charismatic. Here she breaks charisma down into its fundamental components, revealing the secrets to how it works. Improving your charisma doesn't mean transforming your personality: it's about adopting a series of practices that suit you. So what are you waiting for?'Charisma is not a gift, it's a tool. Cabane makes a big promise with this book and delivers on it' -Seth Godin 'Until I encountered Olivia Fox Cabane, I'd naively believed charisma was an intangible, magical aura... around a couple of hours can transform a reasonably personable person into someone magnetic' -Sunday Telegraph'If you are interested in increasing your ability to be charismatic, this book will give you direct skills to use' -Psychology TodayOlivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, and the United Nations. She is a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies. From a base of thorough behavioural science, Cabane extracts the most practical tools for business, giving her clients techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT. She has been featured in media such as Forbes, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 10/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Today’s IT workers are drowning in nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout.In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.Through simple solutions that make work visible, Degrandis helps people round up the five thieves of time and take back their lives with timesaving solutions. Chock-full of exercises, takeaways, real-world examples, colorful diagrams, and an easy-going writing style, readers will quickly learn effective practices to create high-performing workflows within an organization.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 11/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
ISO 13485:2016: A Complete Guide to Quality Management in the Medical Device Industry, Second Edition
This book will be a substantial revision, which will reflect the new version of the ISO 13485:2016. This represents the standard protocols that all medical device manufacturers must follow, in the fabrication of their products. It will focus on changes in the structure of the quality management system; change in the documentation for quality managemeent systems and finally, present the different methods of implementation of the standard requirements within the organization.This new version was initiated in 2016, thus all apprpriate enterprises using the old standard must convert to the new version, now available.The Second Edition will clarify, explain and demonstrate the new version.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 05/11/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 892 pages
More value from less work. An unstoppable business revolution is under way-and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything . . . all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere-companies don't need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards. Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers: Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network) * Embrace the new mindset * Overcome constraints * Employ meaningful metrics * Make the entire organization Agile * And more With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it.
Published by: AMACOM | Publication date: 02/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance: A guide for internal and external quality assurers in the FE and Skills Sector
This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an internal or external quality assurer in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the quality assurance units for qualifications such as: The Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the quality assurance units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification.The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of quality assurance in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed internal and external quality assurance documents.It is a comprehensive text, covering:· principles of internal and external quality assurance· planning quality assurance activities· carrying out quality assurance activities· risk management· making decisions and providing feedback· record keeping· evaluating practice· the role and use of technology· planning, allocating and monitoring the work of othersThis is your guide to understanding how to use internal quality assurance activities effectively with assessors, and external quality assurance activities with centre staff.?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.
Published by: Learning Matters | Publication date: 09/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Healthcare Leadership: A perspective from the shop floor: Demand, Capacity, Lean Thinking, Quality Improvements and Savings for Medical, Nursing, Clinical Leaders and Hospital Managers
Are you a CCG Lead or Commissioner? Are you a Service Manager of a Community Mental Health Team, CAMHS, an out-patient Service or similar? Are you a Nurse or Medical Leader at forefront of quality improvements in service delivery in healthcare settings? Have you grappled with increasing workloads and implementing Lean Thinking in your clinical service or hospital? If you have answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, this short book will offer great value.The focus is not on the theory of leadership and change management, rather on the day to day challenges countenanced by leaders at the frontline of delivering services. A solution focussed approach has been held in exemplifying inefficiencies whilst at the same time finding creative ways forward. The musings stem from real-life settings and considers key constructs such as - demand and capacity in health settings, reference costs, hub-n-spoke versus point to point service delivery models, reducing waste, duplicating operational success and potential pros and cons of collaborations between NHS and private care provisions. Vision or visionary leadership is futile without excellent operational success and duplication of same. It is hoped that this short read helps frontline leaders in healthcare settings and offers practical pointers on matters relating to delivering cost-effective services irrespective of settings and ones training background/s.About the Author: Dr Joglekar is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in the UK. Having led a Trust Award winning Adolescent Mental Health Provision for nearly a decade, he has more recently been part of a county-wide eating disorders provision for young people under age of 18 that operates a hub-n-spoke model. This book is an effort to share a different perspective acquired over time while working with young people and their families and delivering services where waiting times have been well within nationally mandated limits. Also from this author - Understanding Anorexia: What the high school curriculum can teach us?: The essential first step to prevention and recovery - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078S5NX7P
Publication date: 01/19/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Management Development for Care & Nursing Home Managers *** Number 1 Book ***: Equipping Home Managers to raise Care and Quality standards
In his first book, visionary social care leader Liam Palmer, shares anecdotes and well researched articles to challenge, inform and ultimately raise standards in the care home sector. He applies his strategic thinking to a number of complex problems within care e.g. the "agency problem" and how to take charge of a challenged home. His skill is to unpick these dynamics and identify the drivers and forces at work. Common themes are accountability and the importance of using empathy. He weaves in elements from mindfulness, staff empowerment and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and CBT. Problems are opportunities that need our best efforts – everyone matters and ultimately he believes that delivering great care comes down to effective leadership.* Number 1, Amazon/Kindle/Nursing Home Care, August 2016
Published by: PublishNation | Publication date: 06/23/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 47 pages