...PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT:
3. State the important objective of “QualityControl”. Explain briefly how QualityControl objectives are achieved in Engineering Industry.
Introduction to QualitycontrolQualitycontrol is a process employed to ensure a certain level of quality in a product or service. It may include whatever actions a business deems necessary to provide for the control and verification of certain characteristics of a product or service. The basic goal of qualitycontrol is to ensure that the products, services, or processes provided meet specific requirements and are dependable, satisfactory, and fiscally sound.
Essentially, qualitycontrol involves the examination of a product, service, or process for certain minimum levels of quality. The goal of a qualitycontrol team is to identify products or services that do not meet a company’s specified standards of quality. If a problem is identified, the job of a qualitycontrol team or professional may involve stopping production temporarily. Depending on the particular service or product, as well as the type of problem identified, production or implementation may not cease entirely.
Important Objectives of...
...being the gold standard of hospitality.
QUESTION 1: Most people see a Ritz Carlton hotel as a swanky building on a prime site, such as London’s Picadilly, but is the structure the essence of the hotel chain’s success?
Whereas a product marketer works with tangible products: things that can be tasted, heard and seen in advance – a service marketer does not. As is clear of the manual (Kotler P, Principles of Marketing) the intangibility of services makes it difficult for buyers to evaluate the service before consumption, therefore uncertainty is increased. To reduce uncertainty, buyers look for ‘signals’ of service quality: they draw conclusions about quality from the place, people, price, equipment and communications that they can see. Therefore, the service provider’s task is to make the service tangible in one or more ways to send the right signals about quality. This is also called evidence management, in which the service organisation presents its customers with organised, honest evidence of benefits of its offers.
A hotel at the luxury end, such as the the Ritz Carlton, must make this positioning strategy tangible in every aspect of consumer contact through a number of marketing tools. Rather than leaving that evidence to chance, it has to carefully manage a set of visual and experiential clues. First, the place or the hotel’s physical setting should give an appropriate sense of style, grandeur or opulence: its exterior...
...Qualities of a good teacher – with special reference to Quality Circle
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it.”----Michelangel
BY Prof. Amrita Chourasia and Prof Kumkum Singha
First, there is no hard and fast list that tells us who is a good teacher or who is not a good teacher. However, there are traits that excellent teachers have in common. These are not the usual qualities such as being a good friend or having a nice personality. These are what researchers from around the world have found when they watched those teachers whose students excelled once they left that teacher's classroom. Of course, not every teacher is going to be a skillful teacher for every child and a child spends only about 8 percent of the year in school or college, which means that regardless of the quality of teacher, a supportive home environment is essential to excellent learning.
Quality Circles is a term used in human resources management that refers to the technique of motivating workers by allowing them input into decisions concerning the production process, thereby increasing productivity and profits. With the implementation of quality circle in an institution definitely the quality and productivity of teacher can be enhanced. Quality circles have recently been suggested as a...
...The Quality Walk
Beth Stuart went on a tour to evaluate a potential supplier’s facility before her company, Epic Communications, entered into a long term contract for 1.2 million high speed communications circuit boards. Her tour guide was Michael Spade, VP of manufacturing for PushTel. If the relationship proved beneficial to both parties, follow-up contracts would be negotiated each year thereafter. Beth noticed during her walk that employees were disappearing into their offices and down connecting aisles as she walked through the facility. Beth reflected how on another visit to a different company, the quality manager greeted each employee by name and the workers went out of their way to say hello.
Moving from the office area into the production area, a loud spraying noise could be heard 20 feet away. A high pressure hose had come off a machine and fluid was pouring out onto the factory. Beth watched in amazement as the operator of the machine quickly reattached the hose and cleaned up the floor. Michael went right over and criticized the employee.
Upon Michael’s return, Beth asked to see the maintenance documentation of the production line. Beth noticed that the preventative maintenance records were mixed with the records for repairs with no way to distinguish between the two. Beth also noticed that about 6 weeks of data were missing from the file.
Further on the tour, Beth noticed that as many employees conducting what appeared to be...
CHALLENGES IN MAMMOGRAPHIC IMAGE QUALITY FROM CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND ULTRASOUND
A TERM PAPER
PRESENTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT OF THE COURSE RAD 422
(RADIOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHY, OPTICS & IMAGING PROCESSES VI)
OZIOKO HYACINTH CHIJIOKE
REG. NO: 2009/164100
LECTURER: DR. EZE C.U
8TH MAY 2013.
Challenges in mammographic image quality from Radiography, Ultrasound and MRI Mammographic Image quality challenges from Radiography
Image clarity, or the ability of the mammogram to portray diagnostic information clearly, depends on a number of factors, which include exposure, sharpness, contrast, and noise . In the image quality category of exposure, generalized underexposure was a far more frequent deficiency than overexposure. This is of concern because lesions can be obscured in dense underexposed breast tissue, which leads to false-negative mammograms. Generalized underexposure can result from inadequate compression, technical factors, equipment malfunction, or a combination of these factors. Non-uniform exposure of the breast parenchyma with inadequate penetration of denser tissues was another commonly cited deficiency.
Sharpness is the ability to define the edges of breast structures. Unsharpness, also referred to as blur, is manifested by poor...
...flow and product quality lead to an increase in
sales and profit? Use examples to critically examine the links.
Sales and Profit are both critical goals in a company. If managers don’t achieve these goals, the company is gradually going to consume its capital and inevitably fail. That’s why they put so many attention on them and why they are always searching for new methods to increase them. In fact, there are many ways that can help making sales and profit grow. A company can cut labor costs, outside costs or production costs, but sometimes it will not be enough and therefore it has to find alternative ways of improvement. Sales depend from a great number of factors. The first important factor that we have to take in mind is pricing. The price of the product we are going to sell to our customers drives the gross margin as a function of product cost. So, the cheaper it will be to produce it, the cheaper it will be sold to customers still allowing to keep constant the gross margin. Therefore, the product will then be more appealing for them and sales will increase. Someone could argue that to reduce production costs, we could firstly reduce labor costs by moving the production in countries with low wages and salaries. But that could dramatically undermine the product’s quality of the company. The only way to reduce production costs while maintaining high quality products is to improve the productive flow, so that nothing is...
When the term quality is used, we usually think of an excellent product or service that fulfil or exceeds our expectations. These expectations are based on the intended purpose and the selling price.
Product quality is rapidly becoming an important competitive issue. In fact, it is the reason why firms, industries and other businesses continue to exist in the market whether the offered product is a good or a service (tangible or intangible). A strong product is important to the success in the market. The strength of these products reflects the whole experiences of buying and using it, making quality as an important component of product value. “Quality is the most important of the competitive weapons” (Dale Besterfield 2009). But quality is also one of the reasons why businesses fail.
In a recent study of the business units of major North American companies, managers ranked “producing to high quality standards” as their chief current concern.
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) defines quality as a subjective term for which each person has its own definition. In technical wage, quality can have two meanings: The characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implemented needs, or a product or service that is free of deficiencies.