ISBN 9788131517284,Quality & Performance Excellence

Quality & Performance Excellence

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Publisher

South Western

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788131517284

ISBN-10 8131517284
Binding

Paper Back

Edition 6th
Number of Pages 460 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

Delivering cutting-edge coverage that includes the latest thinking and practices from the field, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE; 6e presents the basic principles and tools associated with quality and performance excellence using relevant, real-world illustrations and examples. The text thoroughly illustrates how these basic principles and methods have been put into effect in a variety of organizations. It also illustrates the relationship between basic principles and the popular theories and models studied in management courses. Excellent case studies focus on large and small companies in manufacturing and service industries in North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Key Features:
Thoroughly revised and updated, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 6e
Using real-world examples to illustrate text concepts, each chapter now begins with a "Performance Excellence Profile" highlighting a recent Baldrige recipient whose practices have particular relevance to the chapter material
Numerous new boxed examples and cases have been added throughout, illustrating key ideas and themes as well as giving students hands-on opportunities to sharpen their critical-thinking skills
Chapter 9 now takes a broader perspective of employee engagement than in previous editions
Considerable flexibility is built into QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 6e to meet the unique needs of individual instructors -- and their students. After chapters 1 and 2, all other chapters can be sequenced in almost any order
Unlike most books on quality, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 6e is organized according to traditional management topics. This student-friendly organization helps readers see the parallels between quality principles and management theories in areas such as organizational design and leadership
Part II introduces the importance of quality and performance excellence from a strategic perspective, the idea of customer-supplier relationships, and the role of organizational design. Part III, Performance Excellence and Organizational Behavior, discusses the themes of teamwork and empowerment as well as relates quality to the topics of groups and motivation. Part IV deals with practices for making performance excellence a part of today's organizations, focusing on leadership and the journey to performance excellence

Table of Contents
Preface
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
1. Introduction to Quality and Performance Excellence
2.Frameworks for Quality and Performance Excellence
3. Tools and Techniques for Quality Design and Control
4. Tools and Techniques for Quality Improvement
PART II: PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, STRATEGY, AND ORGANIZATION THEORY
5. Competitive Advantage and Strategic Management for Performance Excellence
6. Quality in Customer-Supplier Relationships
7. Designing Organizations for Performance Excellence
PART III: PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
8. Quality Teamwork
9. Engagement, Empowerment, and Motivation
PART IV: LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
10. Leadership for Performance Excellence
11. Performance Excellence and Organization
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