Synopsis: In a kaleidoscope, bits of glass are shown in ever-changing symmetrical patterns caused by their reflection from two or more mirrors. Saving the patterns is impossible because any movement disrupts the pattern and forms a new one. Running a business is a bit like a kaleidoscope. Decisions are made, strategies are defined and deployed, and patterns are set. Then something moves the entire system and the process must begin all over again. In an ever-changing world, quality management and its philosophies, tools, and techniques help organization manage their business effectively. The second edition includes the following chapters: Supply Chain Management; Lean Principles; Benchmarking. Significant new material focuses on the following: Customers; Value Chains; Process Improvement; Ethics in Business; Lean Management; Supply Chain Management. A special feature in each chapter, How do we know it's working?, provides insights into a real organization's pursuit of excellence.The second edition includes the following chapters: Supply Chain Management; Lean Principles; Benchmarking.
|Author||:||Donna C. S. Summers|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 2009|