Total Quality Management (TQM): Tool Box for Continual Improvement

The course will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge on the history and evolution of the concept of quality, as well as on the history of quality gurus and tools.

Programme Code
TR-1071
Duration
5 Days
Delivery
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

The course will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge on the history and evolution of the concept of quality, as well as on the history of quality gurus and tools. Through various workshops and role plays the course will focus on applications of quality systems, models and methodologies including excellence awards, ISO systems and breakthrough improvement methodologies such as 'Lean' and 'Six Sigma'. This highly interactive course will help participants apply the powerful quality tools used in leading organizations. Participants will leave with best practices on how to select, design or apply quality structures and tools in their organizations.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of quality models and identify various quality concepts and frameworks used by quality gurus
  • Discover the success elements of Total Quality Management (TQM) deployment
  • Use TQM improvement tools to enhance customer satisfaction and improve processes within their organization
  • Apply widely used improvement methodologies
Target Audience

Individuals, managers, supervisors and all those who are engaged in quality models, awards, ISO and TQM implementation as well as improving organizational performance.


Target Competencies
  • Problem solving
  • Applying quality tools
  • Selecting quality models and systems
  • Using Lean and Six Sigma applications
Programme Outline

Introduction to total quality management concepts

  • Definition of quality and quality models
  • History of quality
  • Defining TQM
  • TQM critical success factors
  • The relationship between ISO 9000 and TQM
  • Benefits of implementing a quality model
  • The cost of poor quality
  • Comparing the gurus (Deming, Crosby, Juran, etc.)
  • National quality awards:
  1. The Malcolm Baldrige national quality award
  2. EFQM, Dubai Quality Award, and HH Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award
  • Selecting the right model for your organization
  • The quality maturity ladder

The success elements of TQM

  • Customer driven quality
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model
  • Eliminating the non value added
  • Management by facts and data
  • Continual improvement and Kaizen
  • Enhanced employee participation through idea generating systems
  • Employee reward and recognition

Improvement tools and methodologies

  • What is a quality tool?
  • The seven quality control tools
  • Cause and effect diagram, check sheet, control charts, histogram, Pareto chart, scatter diagram, stratification
  • Brainstorming
  • Tree diagrams: how-how and why-why diagrams
  • Force field analysis
  • Affinity diagrams
  • Process mapping: 'The Turtle'
  • Poka yoke
  • Lean thinking
  • The seven types of waste in organizations
  • Visual management and the 5S program
  • Six Sigma

Elements of a continuous improvement process

  • The eight steps to achieve improvement
  • Critical success factors and common failure factors in TQM