The definitive guide to organizational excellence--completely updated
Fully revised for the latest American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/QE) Body of Knowledge, The Handbook for Quality Management: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence, Second Edition offers in-depth guidance on effectively applying the principles of quality management in today's business environment and delivering superior results. Designed to help you prepare for and pass the ASQ CMQ/QE exam, this authoritative volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
Business-integrated quality systems
The quality function
Approaches to quality
Understanding customer expectations and needs
Quantifying process variation
Supply chain management
Effective change management
Six Sigma methodology, including detailed descriptions of the DMAIC and DMADV approaches
Management of human resources
Motivation theories and principles
Resource requirements to manage the quality function
Over the past 40 years, the quality management discipline has undergone steady evolution from disparate quality assurance efforts to strategic, business-integrated functions. Today's quality manager must be able to plan and implement measurable, cost-effective process-improvement initiatives across the organization.
Written by two of the foremost authorities on the subject and fully updated for the latest American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Body of Knowledge, The Handbook for Quality Management, Second Edition provides an operational guide to the proper understanding and application of quality management in the current business environment. It serves as a primary reference source for an organization's quality program and for anyone seeking to pass the CMQ/OE exam, given by the ASQ.
The Handbook for Quality Management: A Complete Guide to Operational Excellence, Second Edition:
Clearly defines quality management principles and their application within a cross section of industries
Integrates the application of Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and Lean thinking into the Quality Management discipline
Contains detailed methods for planning, including customer needs recognition, benchmarking, and organizational assessments
Discusses controls such as statistical process control, audits, and supply chain management
Explains the stages of continuous improvement
Incorporates classic motivation theory with more current management practices advocated by Joiner, Senge, and Deming, among others
Features simulated and past exam questions to help you study for the ASQ CMQ/OE exam with answers that can be found at www.mhprofessional.com/HQM2