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Total quality management

Our selection of articles, links and guides on total quality management can help you identify best practices, techniques and tools to apply to your business.

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Featured eBook

Leading and managing the lean management process
(Business Expert Press, 2012)

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Featured article

Using insight tools in TQM
Personal insights tools can have a major impact on the success of total quality management in a business. The article shows how a business trialing a specific insight tool became more competitive.

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Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

ISO 9000


The ISO 9000 quality system standard series provides guidance and new requirements for running a quality system. Many companies see the introduction of a quality management system as a major step forward in controlling and improving their key processes. Other companies simply react to customer demands that their suppliers should have suitable systems.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Sixth sense for Six Sigma

Ian Knight, Chief technical and information officer at West Midlands-based manufacturers PP Control & Automation, discusses the firm's Six Sigma journey.

Unlocking the service sector

The article examines the theory of constraints (TOC) in relation to the restaurant industry.

Unlocking the service sector

The article examines the theory of constraints (TOC) in relation to the restaurant industry.

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Useful links

British Standards Institution - BSI's Quality homepage including information on ISO9000 and ISO14000. Access guidance notes, reports and case studies. Free registration is required.

Excellence model - Published by the British Quality Foundation (BQF), the excellence model is the most widely used organisational framework in Europe. The framework and its components are described.

Quality management - A guide from Is4profit.com that defines quality management and works through the process from setting targets to assessing needs and making improvements.

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