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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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The enhancement of quality in construction project management

Gunning, Joseph Gerard January 2003 (has links)
No description available.
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UK SMEs and the ISO-9000 quality standards : registered firms' characteristics and comparative performance

Williams, Nathaniel Akinpelu January 2002 (has links)
No description available.
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Proposta de diretrizes para desenvolvimento coletivo de melhoria contínua em micro, pequenas e médias empresas de arranjos produtivos locais

Vieira, Ariana Martins [UNESP] 07 May 2011 (has links) (PDF)
Made available in DSpace on 2014-06-11T19:26:17Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 0 Previous issue date: 2011-05-07Bitstream added on 2014-06-13T18:29:54Z : No. of bitstreams: 1 vieira_am_me_bauru.pdf: 954856 bytes, checksum: 77ed8fc0cea886a483add805e88b0aa2 (MD5) / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) / O processo de melhoria contínua nas organizações é uma premissa para a sobrevivência e competitividade no mercado atual. Neste contexto, os Sistemas de Gestão da Qualidade surgem como importantes instrumentos para o desempenho das empresas e dos Arranjos Produtivos Locais (APLs). O objetivo principal desta dissertação é desenvolver uma proposta de diretrizes para desenvolvimento coletivo de melhoria contínua em Micro, Pequenas e Médias Empresas (MPMEs) industriais que atuem em APLs. A proposta foi desenvolvida por meio do referencial teórico e subsidiada com elementos de um estudo de caso, o que permitiu seu desenvolvimento com conceitos que podem influenciar de forma positiva sua efetiva implantação. Como resultado, a proposta de diretrizes está estruturada em seis etapas: Preparação, Diagnóstico do APL, Diagnóstico das empresas, Implantação, Auditoria e Avaliação / The process of continuous improvement in organizations is a precondition for the survival and competitiveness in the market today. In this context, the Quality Management Systems emerge as important tools for the performance of business and Local Productive Arrangements (APLs). The main objective of this dissertation is to develop a proposal guideline for developing collective of continuous improvement in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that act on APLS industrial. The proposal was developed through theoretical and subsidized with elements of a case study, which allowed her to develop concepts that can positively influence their effective implementation. As a result, the proposal guidelines is structured in six steps: Preparation, APL Diagnostics, Diagnostics enterprises, Implementation, Audit and Evaluation
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Proposta de diretrizes para desenvolvimento coletivo de melhoria contínua em micro, pequenas e médias empresas de arranjos produtivos locais /

Vieira, Ariana Martins. January 2011 (has links)
Orientador: Otávio José de Oliveira / Banca: Mateus Cecílio Gerolamo / Banca: Fernando Bernardi de Souza / Resumo: O processo de melhoria contínua nas organizações é uma premissa para a sobrevivência e competitividade no mercado atual. Neste contexto, os Sistemas de Gestão da Qualidade surgem como importantes instrumentos para o desempenho das empresas e dos Arranjos Produtivos Locais (APLs). O objetivo principal desta dissertação é desenvolver uma proposta de diretrizes para desenvolvimento coletivo de melhoria contínua em Micro, Pequenas e Médias Empresas (MPMEs) industriais que atuem em APLs. A proposta foi desenvolvida por meio do referencial teórico e subsidiada com elementos de um estudo de caso, o que permitiu seu desenvolvimento com conceitos que podem influenciar de forma positiva sua efetiva implantação. Como resultado, a proposta de diretrizes está estruturada em seis etapas: Preparação, Diagnóstico do APL, Diagnóstico das empresas, Implantação, Auditoria e Avaliação / Abstract: The process of continuous improvement in organizations is a precondition for the survival and competitiveness in the market today. In this context, the Quality Management Systems emerge as important tools for the performance of business and Local Productive Arrangements (APLs). The main objective of this dissertation is to develop a proposal guideline for developing collective of continuous improvement in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that act on APLS industrial. The proposal was developed "through theoretical and subsidized with elements of a case study, which allowed her to develop concepts that can positively influence their effective implementation. As a result, the proposal guidelines is structured in six steps: Preparation, APL Diagnostics, Diagnostics enterprises, Implementation, Audit and Evaluation / Mestre
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Guidelines for improving the implementation of quality management systems to provide quality service delivery in education / Nompumelelo Yvonne Mbatha

Mbatha, Nompumelelo Yvonne January 2012 (has links)
The aim of this research was to develop guidelines for improving the implementation of Quality Management Systems to provide quality service delivery in education. The research was done by means of both a literature review and an empirical research. The focus of the literature review was to determine the nature and purpose of existing Quality Management Systems (QMS) in education; and the role of District Officials and Schools Management Teams (SMTs) in the implementation of QMS to provide quality service delivery in education. Factors that contribute to the ineffectiveness of the implementation of the existing QMS in education were highlighted. The empirical research findings revealed that SMTs, being responsible for the implementation of QMS, lack knowledge and understanding of QMS implementation. Responses obtained from questionnaires revealed: limited support by District Officials, non-availability of support programmes; limited knowledge of the vision, mission and goals of the Department of Education; and limited resources provision. SMTs indicated dissatisfaction with the manner in which guidance and regulations pertaining to QMS implementation are provided. Curriculum and assessment support programmes were stated as limited, thus affecting learners’ and teachers’ performance. The impact of limited provision of resources; limited dedication to individual employees’ personal development by leadership and management; unclear communication means; and poor rewarding strategies to encourage employees and learners to perform were further highlighted. Based on the results obtained from the literature study and the empirical research, guidelines for improving the implementation of QMS to provide quality service delivery in education were developed and presented. / PhD, Education Management, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, 2012
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Guidelines for improving the implementation of quality management systems to provide quality service delivery in education / Nompumelelo Yvonne Mbatha

Mbatha, Nompumelelo Yvonne January 2012 (has links)
The aim of this research was to develop guidelines for improving the implementation of Quality Management Systems to provide quality service delivery in education. The research was done by means of both a literature review and an empirical research. The focus of the literature review was to determine the nature and purpose of existing Quality Management Systems (QMS) in education; and the role of District Officials and Schools Management Teams (SMTs) in the implementation of QMS to provide quality service delivery in education. Factors that contribute to the ineffectiveness of the implementation of the existing QMS in education were highlighted. The empirical research findings revealed that SMTs, being responsible for the implementation of QMS, lack knowledge and understanding of QMS implementation. Responses obtained from questionnaires revealed: limited support by District Officials, non-availability of support programmes; limited knowledge of the vision, mission and goals of the Department of Education; and limited resources provision. SMTs indicated dissatisfaction with the manner in which guidance and regulations pertaining to QMS implementation are provided. Curriculum and assessment support programmes were stated as limited, thus affecting learners’ and teachers’ performance. The impact of limited provision of resources; limited dedication to individual employees’ personal development by leadership and management; unclear communication means; and poor rewarding strategies to encourage employees and learners to perform were further highlighted. Based on the results obtained from the literature study and the empirical research, guidelines for improving the implementation of QMS to provide quality service delivery in education were developed and presented. / PhD, Education Management, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, 2012
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Factors Affecting The Practices Of Iso 9001:2000 Quality Management System In Saudi Business Organizations

Al-Asiri, Mohammad Mesaad 01 January 2004 (has links)
Since it's release in Dec 2000, there has been a slow movement towards the new version of ISO 9001:2000 by ISO 9000:1994 certified organizations. Of the 561,747 ISO 9000 certified businesses, 167,210 are certified under the new ISO 9001:2000, which is less than 30 % of the total ISO 9000 certified companies. Although many studies have been conducted to understand and assess the practices of ISO 9000:1994 standards, no research has been done to investigate the practices of ISO 9001:2000 in Saudi Arabia. This study is designed to investigate the implementation practices of the new ISO 9001:2000 standard in Saudi business organizations. The main objectives of this study are to identify the critical factors that lead to successful implementation of the new standard, to determine what barriers have been encountered during implementation, and to identify the most difficult parts of the standard to comply with. It investigates the perceived benefits that Saudi firms have gained from implementing the system and examines the level of knowledge about ISO 9001:2000 and the perceptions of the new standard among the management teams and staff of ISO registered firms. It determines the level of integration between ISO 9001:2000 and other implemented systems. Furthermore, this study aims to investigate the factors that may explain the Saudi organizations' decisions to implement ISO 9001:2000 in their businesses. To accomplish these research objectives, a questionnaire was developed based on an extensive review of related literature and tested for validity and reliability. The target sample for the study was made up of all ISO 9001:2000 registered sites in Saudi Arabia up to 31 Dec. 2002, which comprised 131 organizations. A total of 89 completed surveys were received, for a response rate of 72%. Descriptive statistics, measurement of variation, and association, and factor analysis were used in the interpretation of collected data. The major findings are as follows: 86.5% of the total respondents had implemented ISO 9001:2000 as a transition process from previous ISO 9000 standards. 68.5% of the certified sites took less than one year to implement the standard. Most of them were previously certified in one of the ISO 9000:1994 standards. This high percentage indicates that ISO 9001:2000 can be easily implemented in a short time frame. Most of the companies in the study reported the use of external consultants (70.8%), but overall there was a low level of reliance on them, with 64.0% of registered organizations having documented less than 10% participation of external consultants in implementing the ISO 9001:2000 system. The top five critical success factors in implementing the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system, in descending order, are as follows: commitment of management, effective internal auditing, commitment of middle management, employee motivation and involvement, resource allocation, and existence of appropriate communication routes. The major hindrances during the implementation of ISO 9001:2000, in descending order, were as follows: lack of employee involvement, difficulties in co-operation among middle managers over quality problems, lack of training programs related to quality, insufficient project time, and lack of customer co-operation. The most significant reasons for Saudi organizations to implement the system, in descending order, are as follows: top management initiative, quality improvement of internal operations and processes, customers requirements, part of the overall quality policy of the organization. The highest perceived benefits, in descending order, were as follows: development of quality culture, improved customer satisfaction, better communication with customers, increased management commitment, and use of data as a business management tool. Most respondents are highly satisfied with the standard, believe that it is cost effective and would strongly recommend the standard to other firms. Top managers were the most knowledgeable about the ISO 9001:2000 standard, followed by middle managers, then employees. Findings reveal that level of knowledge about ISO 9001:2000 among organization's people is positively correlated with most of the attainable benefits from implementing the standard. Based on the findings of this study, many conclusions and recommendations were drawn. In summary, for a successful implementation of ISO 9001:2000 standard, organizations must give great consideration to the people involvement factor, particularly top and middle management s involvement and commitment to quality, employees motivation and involvement, quality awareness, and ISO 9001:2000 training.
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Kokybės vadybos sistemų ir marketingo sąveika:Šiaulių apskrities įmonių tyrimas / Interaction between Quality Management Systems and Marketing: Case Analysis of Enterprises in Siauliai District

Varanauskienė, Asta 16 August 2007 (has links)
Magistro baigiamajame darbe nagrinėjama kokybės vadybos sistemų ir marketingo sąveika modernius veiklos metodus besirenkančiose ir į vertės kūrimą vartotojams besiorientuojančiose įmonėse. Didelis dėmesys skiriamas paieškai kategorijų ir indikatorių, įrodančių šių, savo vertybėmis panašių verslo filosofijų, įtaką viena kitai. Darbą sudaro teorinė ir praktinė dalys. Teorinėje dalyje, remiantis atlikta naujausios mokslinės literatūros, mokslinių publikacijų, kokybės vadybos standartų analize, pateikiamas kokybės vadybos sistemų ir marketingo sąveikos aiškinimas teoriniame lygmenyje, nemažai dėmesio skiriama kokybės vadybos ir marketingo, kaip atskirų verslo filosofijų, aprašymui lyginamuoju aspektu, apibendrinta pasaulyje atliktų tyrimų ir žinomų įmonių patirtis. Praktinėje dalyje, pasitelkus atvejo studijos bei tradicinės apklausos metodus, pateikiami Šiaulių regiono verslo įmonėse atlikto tyrimo rezultatai. / The Master’s degree work is related to the interaction of the quality management systems and marketing in companies, oriented towards the creation of the value for consumers and preferring modern methods of activities. A big part of attention is given for the search of categories and indicators, which prove the inter-influence of these business philosophies, which are related to each other by their values. The work is composed from theoretical and practical parts. Theoretical part was prepared using the newest scientific literature, scientific publications, analysis of the quality management standards; the explanation of the interaction between quality management systems and marketing in theoretical level is presented, much attention is given to describing quality management and marketing, as separate business philosophies, on the comparative aspect; experience from researches, performed in the world as well as from well-known companies is summarised in the work. Practical part deals with the results of the research, performed in business companies in Šiauliai region using the methods of case analysis and traditional questionnaire.
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Visuotinės kokybės vadybos poveikis tarptautinės organizacijos veiklos rezultatams / Impact of tqm on international organization performance

Dambrauskas, Remigijus 26 June 2014 (has links)
Visuotinė kokybės vadyba (VKV) yra tarsi vadybos filosofija, kuri grindžiama nuolatiniu visų sistemos elementų, posistemių ir jų ryšių tobulinimu. VKV yra palyginti nauja vadybos koncepcija, kuri remiasi pažangiais teoriniais bei praktiniais metodais. Ją sąlyginai galima vadinti visų vadybos mokslų sudėtine dalimi. Pagrindiniai visuotinės kokybės vadybos sistemos taikymo motyvai yra siekis užtikrinti nuolatinę gamybos kokybę, išlaikyti ar padidinti rinkos dalį, pagerinti organizacijos įvaizdį. Šio darbo tikslas yra aptarti VKV formavimo, plėtros galimybes, problemas organizacijoje bei jų poveikį organizacijos pagrindiniams tikslams bei veiklos rodikliams. Apžvelgti kokybės vadybos sistemų diegimo dinamiką. Ištirti, kaip efektyviai įgyvendinama visuotinės kokybės vadyba veikia ją įgyvendinančių pelno siekiančių Lietuvos organizacijų rezultatus. Darbą sudaro turinys, lentelių ir paveikslų sąrašas, įvadas, teorinė dalis, analitinė dalis, rezultatų dalis, išvados ir pasiūlymai bei mokslinės literatūros ir internetinių šaltinių sąrašas. Papildoma informacija pateikiama viename priede. Iš viso darbą sudaro 70 puslapių, kuriuose pateikta 33 paveikslai ir 11 lentelių. / Total quality management (TQM) is the subject that goes far beyond the traditional pursuit of quality, and embraces literally all operations at every level and in all functions of organization. It is a very powerful, management directed philosophy and system of conducting business. The purpose of this paper is to discus total quality management system its origination and development stages. The fundamental functions of TQM were determined, tools and techniques were also discussed. TQM impact on organizations performance was analyzed. Also the evaluation weather analyzed TQM system is useful for organizations in terms of financial benefits was made. Questionnaire survey was used to determinate motives, benefits and costs of TQM implementation. Methods used: Analysis of scientific literature, periodical publications and statistical data, comparative analysis of organizations financial data, structural questionnaire survey. Work structure: The paper consists of introduction, 3 parts and conclusions. The main part is described in 70 pages, including 11 tables of figures and 33 pictures.
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The role of quality in the management of projects

Flett, Peter January 2001 (has links)
Quality is often claimed as the 3rd dimension of any project: the success of a project depends on the management of time, cost and quality. However, quality is a much more elusive substance and its management can be problematic. This thesis examines some of the models proposed for managing quality in projects and considers their relevance via a number of case studies. The present study aims to provide a foundation from which a methodology for the management of quality in projects can be evolved. The general definition of “quality” is still discussed and its interpretation in the specific area of project management is open to debate. In this thesis it has been found useful to consider three levels of quality management in the project environment, broadly equivalent to those usually accepted in operations management: quality control, quality assurance and total quality management. Various methods of quality control have been employed in projects for many years. The emphasis of the present study is on the project management equivalents of quality assurance and total quality management and to examine whether they fulfil the true need. A major element of successful quality management is the establishing of constructive methods of feedback. Feedback is also often claimed to be a vital ingredient of successful project management: learning from past successes, and failures. A conduit to provide feedback is often problematic due to the very nature of projects and their finite lifespan. Mainstream thinking believes that standard quality systems employed in the production and operation environment can be incorporated effectively in project management thus increasing operational consistency and reducing the risk of activity or project failure. However, is the model of quality embedded in these systems relevant to projects with their characteristics of uniqueness and long time scales? Initial debate assumed that existing quality management systems would be of benefit in projects, which exhibited a lower level of uniqueness and were closer to an operations management perspective. A literature review followed to gauge the level of importance attached to quality systems and its role in the project process. This determined that there was a need to investigate what existing quality systems, contributed in a purely project environment and what impact they had on improving project success especially in regard to the uniqueness of the projects and to the size of the project organization involved. In addition, the impact an industry-standard quality system had on project organizations compared to project organizations that did not possesses any formal system. To compare and contrast the conventional approach to quality in projects, the complementary areas of systems thinking and system dynamics were explored. Examining an alternative field to quality management was beneficial in providing a different perspective on how systems can be modelled evaluated and applied to real-world applications. This part of the research contributed significantly to the formation of the ideas and opinions on the way in which the concept of quality should be promoted in project management. In particular, the identification of mental models and the use of graphical representations to describe, illustrate and model the tangible and intangible entities found in most types of system. The use of a case study methodology was seen as the most valid way of attaining a holistic view of the complete project process and exploring the salient issues surrounding quality and projects. The fieldwork carried out to facilitate this goal, comprised of a restricted number of in-depth case studies, which encapsulated complete projects. An essential part of this process was the use of participant observation and in part action research, as these approaches increased the access to the available qualitative data whilst being mutually beneficial to the research and to the organisations involved. The scope of the case studies carried out was governed by a number of constraints: • The availability of suitable projects. • The timespan of the available projects matching that of the research, consequently the projects studied are on a relatively small scale. • The organizations in which the action research process could be a valid exchange of services. • The reluctance of organizations in certain industries to allow access to data on projects in particular activities that had led to project failure. The alternative models and techniques offered by systems thinking and system dynamics were explored to see if they could deliver more insights into the diverse aspects of project quality and how feedback in systems can be effectively represented. From the four case studies carried out, it is evident that there is a need for a fundamental revision on how quality is both defined and measured in project management. There is a need for greater emphasis on the acquisition and retention of knowledge by project organizations including the ability to disperse that knowledge by a practical and useful medium. Existing quality management systems still exhibit their origins, which do not take into account the uniqueness and instability of the project environment. In practice, the demand for registration to an industry-recognised quality standard appears to discriminate against the smaller project organization. The impact on the larger organizations is no less significant due to the creation of ‘underground’ parallel working practices, which are a significant waste of resources. The veneer of compliance to a global standard does not help the project organization learn or accumulate knowledge. In conclusion, this thesis proposes that project management needs an alternative methodology to provide a more practical method of project feedback, to enhance the ability of future projects. This thesis puts forward a foundation for this methodology based upon the valuable attributes of the models identified during the research in addition to the value of the case studies compiled. The aim for the implementation of a practical quality system has to be based on a reappraisal of what its purpose is. Therefore, it is proposed that the objective of any system would be to capture knowledge, store and redistribute that knowledge in a manner that makes a positive contribution to future project success. Emphasis is placed on increasing success by the acquisition of knowledge, in contrast to the traditional quality concepts of decreasing risk by the control of activities. In essence a shift from existing mechanistic systems towards more neurocybernetic systems. The increasing capabilities of communication and information technologies make the practicalities of creating this type of system perfectly feasible.

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