Individual Top Quality Pioneers Paper
University of Phoenix
MGT/449 Quality Management and Productivity
Dr. Vernon Wooldridge
June 21, 2012
Top Quality Pioneers Paper
To administer effective quality management, understanding the big picture and specific details encompasses the practical elements of quality management. The first portion of this paper will define what quality means and what elements entail. Followed by describing the quality pioneer’s use of the total quality elements made the pioneer successful. In addition, explain why the elements of quality are useful in today’s environment. The final portion of this paper will cover what to foresee about the ...view middle of the document...
Edward Deming and Joseph M. Juran. Two out of three major contributors pulled together to create a comprehensive approach to do business with total quality. According to W. Edward Deming is best known for his 14 Points, the Deming Cycle, and the Seven Deadly Diseases. However, individual elements of the concept, such as the use of statistical data, Six Sigma, Lean, teamwork, continual improvement, customer satisfaction, and employee involvement are used by visionary organizations for years. Regarding Joseph M. Juran is best known for Juran’s Three Basic Steps to Progress, Juran’s Ten Steps to Quality Improvement, the Pareto Principle, and the Juran Trilogy. It is the pulling together and coordinated use of these and other previously disparate elements that gave birth to the comprehensive concept known as total quality (Geotsch & Davis, 2010).
Quality is highly advantaged to succeed in business, a benefit to value excellence in everything expected to proceed in life. The elements of quality are necessary in today’s environment because with lack of good quality unfortunately failure can be defeated. For example, poor products, bad service, and lack of communication are...