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  1. 1. Total Quality Management (TQM) BY-JAGDISH KANDPAL MBA,B.sc.
  2. 2. ABOUT Acore definition of (TQM) describes a management approach to long–term success through customer satisfaction. In a TQM effort, all members of an organization participate in improving processes, products, services, and the culture in which they work.
  3. 3. THE PRIMARY ELEMENTS OF TQM Total quality management can be summarized as a management system for a customer-focused organization that involves all employees in continual improvement. It uses strategy, data, and effective communications to integrate the quality discipline into the culture and activities of the organization-
  4. 4. I. CUSTOMER-FOCUSED The customer ultimately determines the level of quality. No matter what an organization does to foster quality improvement—training employees, integrating quality into the design process, upgrading computers or software, or buying new measuring tools—the customer determines whether the efforts were worthwhile.
  5. 5. II. TOTAL EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT All employees participate in working toward common goals. Total employee commitment can only be obtained after fear has been driven from the workplace, when empowerment has occurred, and management has provided the proper environment. High-performance work systems integrate continuous improvement efforts with normal business operations. Self-managed work teams are one form of empowerment.
  6. 6. III. PROCESS-CENTERED A fundamental part of TQM is a focus on process thinking. A process is a series of steps that take inputs from suppliers (internal or external) and transforms them into outputs that are delivered to customers (again, either internal or external). The steps required to carry out the process are defined, and performance measures are continuously monitored in order to detect unexpected variation.
  7. 7. IV. INTEGRATED SYSTEM  Although an organization may consist of many different functional specialties often organized into vertically structured departments, it is the horizontal processes interconnecting these functions that are the focus of TQM. Micro-processes add up to larger processes, and all processes aggregate into the business processes required for defining and implementing strategy. Everyone must understand the vision, mission, and guiding principles as well as the quality policies, objectives, and critical processes of the organization. Business performance must be monitored and communicated continuously. …….to be continued
  8. 8.  An integrated business system may be modeled after the Baldrige National Quality Program criteria and/or incorporate the ISO 9000 standards. Every organization has a unique work culture, and it is virtually impossible to achieve excellence in its products and services unless a good quality culture has been fostered. Thus, an integrated system connects business improvement elements in an attempt to continually improve and exceed the expectations of customers, employees, and other stakeholders.
  9. 9. V. STRATEGIC AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH A critical part of the management of quality is the strategic and systematic approach to achieving an organization’s vision, mission, and goals. This process, called strategic planning or strategic management, includes the formulation of a strategic plan that integrates quality as a core component.
  10. 10. VI. CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT A major thrust of TQM is continual process improvement. Continual improvement drives an organization to be both analytical and creative in finding ways to become more competitive and more effective at meeting stakeholder expectations.
  11. 11. VII. FACT-BASED DECISION MAKING In order to know how well an organization is performing, data on performance measures are necessary. TQM requires that an organization continually collect and analyze data in order to improve decision making accuracy, achieve consensus, and allow prediction based on past history.
  12. 12. VIII. COMMUNICATIONS  During times of organizational change, as well as part of day-to-day operation, effective communications plays a large part in maintaining morale and in motivating employees at all levels. Communications involve strategies, method, and timeliness.
  13. 13. WHY IT’S EVEN MORE RELEVANT TODAY THAN IN 1950?  Total Quality Management (TQM), a scientific approach to managing organisations, is clearly in that category. It revolutionised Japan in the 1950s because it relied on decisions based on facts rather than on opinions. The only price to pay was letting the opinions go and learning to believe the data. Few organisations and few managers in the western countries were prepared to do so, allowing Japan to gain a massive competitive advantage at the time.  Today, matters are even worse. With the emergence of the internet, ever-growing volumes of opinion-based ‘information’ available online completely obfuscate peer-reviewed, factual data. The only positive consequence of this avalanche of pseudo-information is that organisations smart enough to embrace TQM can enjoy even bigger competitive gap, as many of their competitors make decisions based on somebody else’s opinions posted on the internet.
  14. 14. HOW TO ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY  The power of TQM comes from moving management practice beyond common sense – TQM uses facts, process measurement and statistical assessments, rather than personal opinions, experience-based practices, or arbitrarily set numerical targets. It makes clear distinction between processes and events – it uses different protocols for systemic issues and for incidents. But, most importantly, TQM is not a one-off project – it’s a different management paradigm, an unwavering business-wide dedication to long-term success via structured thinking, continuous improvement and focus on customer satisfaction.  I have the view that one of the key reasons why TQM has not become more widespread in Australian business is that it doesn’t produce instant results typically expected in western culture. You can’t ‘test-drive’ TQM and you can’t expect instant outcomes. With share market-driven businesses, geared around fast growth and short-term performance metrics, TQM doesn’t look like an attractive proposition. Frequent changes at executive level prevent TQM from being deployed too.
  15. 15. Why common sense is no longer sufficient  Stories in the media continually confirm that the world is composed of three sets of people – those who require detailed guidance, those who have common sense and can guide themselves and others, and those who actually understand how the real world operates and achieve remarkable results. I would argue that the last category comprises no more than one or two percent of the population.  Common sense is obviously important, but not everything can be analysed according to cause-and-effect principle. In the real world not all causes can be identified and some effects are unexpected. Those who understand this are more effective in business and in life. In my assessment one of the reasons why so few people think like this is our culture
  16. 16. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT BENEFITS  Strengthened competitive position  Adaptability to changing or emerging market conditions and to environmental and other government regulations  Higher productivity  Enhanced market image  Elimination of defects and waste  Reduced costs and better cost management  Higher profitability  Improved customer focus and satisfaction ……to be continued.
  17. 17.  Increased customer loyalty and retention  Increased job security  Improved employee morale  Enhanced shareholder and stakeholder value  Improved and innovative processes  The benefits of total quality management are endless, helping your organization get results.
  18. 18. FIVE STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP THE TQM PROCESS  Strategy 1: The TQM element approach  Strategy 2: The guru approach  Strategy 3: The organization model approach  Strategy 4: The Japanese total quality approach  Strategy 5: The award criteria approach
  19. 19. STRATEGY 1: THE TQM ELEMENT APPROACH  The TQM element approach takes key business processes and/or organizational units and uses the tools of TQM to foster improvements. This method was widely used in the early 1980s as companies tried to implement parts of TQM as they learned them.  Examples of this approach include quality circles, statistical process control, Taguchi methods, and quality function deployment.
  20. 20. STRATEGY 2: THE GURU APPROACH  The guru approach uses the teachings and writings of one or more of the leading quality thinkers as a guide against which to determine where the organization has deficiencies. Then, the organization makes appropriate changes to remedy those deficiencies.  For example, managers might study Deming’s 14 points or attend the Crosby College. They would then work on implementing the approach learned.
  21. 21. STRATEGY 3: THE ORGANIZATION MODEL APPROACH  In this approach, individuals or teams visit organizations that have taken a leadership role in TQM and determine their processes and reasons for success. They then integrate these ideas with their own ideas to develop an organizational model adapted for their specific organization.  This method was used widely in the late 1980s and is exemplified by the initial recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
  22. 22. STRATEGY 4: THE JAPANESE TOTAL QUALITY APPROACH  Organizations using the Japanese total quality approach examine the detailed implementation techniques and strategies employed by Deming Prize–winning companies and use this experience to develop a long-range master plan for in-house use.  This approach was used by Florida Power and Light—among others—to implement TQM and to compete for and win the Deming Prize
  23. 23. STRATEGY 5: THE AWARD CRITERIA APPROACH  When using this model, an organization uses the criteria of a quality award, for example, the Deming Prize, the European Quality Award, or the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, to identify areas for improvement. Under this approach, TQM implementation focuses on meeting specific award criteria.  Although some argue that this is not an appropriate use of award criteria, some organizations do use this approach and it can result in improvement.
  24. 24. DEMING’S 14 POINTS ON QUALITY MANAGEMENT A core concept on implementing total quality management, is a set of management practices to help companies increase their quality and productivity.  Create constancy of purpose for improving products and services.  Adopt the new philosophy.  Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality.  End the practice of awarding business on price alone; instead, minimize total cost by working with a single supplier.  Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production and service.  Institute training on the job.  Adopt and institute leadership.
  25. 25.  Drive out fear.  Break down barriers between staff areas.  Eliminate slogans, exhortations and targets for the workforce.  Eliminate numerical quotas for the workforce and numerical goals for management.  Remove barriers that rob people of pride of workmanship, and eliminate the annual rating or merit system.  Institute a vigorous program of education and self- improvement for everyone.  Put everybody in the company to work accomplishing the transformation.
  26. 26. -Jagdish Kandpal HR-Aditya Auto Industries Dehradun,Selaqui