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GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 1 Discussion

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

What is total quality management (TQM)? Is it something you can install, like a refrigerator? How do you know TQM when you see it?

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 2 Discussion

DEMING'S 14 POINTS

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

Are Dr. Deming’s 14 points clear, concise, and achievable? If not, what do you think he had in mind? In Deming’s view, who needs to do what and why?

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 3 Discussion

TQM LEADERS

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

How do leaders behave when they are implementing TQM? What expectations should they set? What kind of leaders do TQM leaders need to be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 4 Discussion

TQM AND TEAMS

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

Teams are something we talk about a lot when it comes to TQM. Why are teams instrumental to TQM, or are they? What kinds of teams exist in a TQM operation?

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 5 Discussion

COST OF QUALITY

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

Although a balanced scorecard is probably the way to go, most companies don't seem to have a clue about the more fundamental aspects of quality, such as the cost of quality. So let's start here. Just what do we mean when we talk about the cost of quality? What major areas does it include?

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 6 Discussion

STATISTICAL TOOLS

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

Before you participate in this discussion, please review this week’s simulation.

Two tools were used by the group in the early analysis of their process. Why was it important for the group to use a histogram when they did? What could have happened if the group had not used it?

 

 

 

 

GSCM326 Total Quality Management

Week 7 Discussion

IMPLEMENTING TQM

Students will discuss the weekly concepts learned in class and assess their applications within the organization they have chosen in week 1. The discussion will cumulatively be carried on to the following week concept. Each student will post an initial discussion post of approximately 75-words. Each student will also respond to at least two other student discussion posts.

Over the last 6 weeks, you have been gaining insight into the ultimate question for this course. How do we implement TQM? Where do we begin? What key areas do we need to address first? Once we get our implementation started, what do we need to do in order to sustain our momentum?

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