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|Title:||How to make Quality Circle a success in manufacturing industries|
|Author(s):||Jyoti Prakas Majumdar, (VIT Business School, VIT University, Vellore, India), B. Murali Manohar, (VIT Business School, VIT University, Vellore, India)|
|Citation:||Jyoti Prakas Majumdar, B. Murali Manohar, (2011) "How to make Quality Circle a success in manufacturing industries", Asian Journal on Quality, Vol. 12 Iss: 3, pp.244 - 253|
|Keywords:||Brain-storming, India, Manufacturing industries, Quality Circle, Total quality management|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/15982681111187083 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – Quality Circle is a very effective program and low-cost tool for implementing total quality management (TQM) in industry. A good number of manufacturing industries have so far adopted the Quality Circle program successfully, however the Quality Circle concept has failed in many other cases. To make successful use of the Quality Circle tool in manufacturing industries, knowledge and awareness of the probable reasons behind the failures of the Quality Circle is essential.
Design/methodology/approach – In this general review paper, after thoroughly reviewing literatures, the authors consolidate and highlight the probable reasons behind the failures of the Quality Circle, especially in manufacturing industries.
Findings – This study reveals that organizational Issues at the background stage; circle-formation Issues at the implementation stage; and operational Issues at the operating/running stage of Quality Circle implementation, are the three main key areas of the problems which generally limit the success of the Quality Circle.
Originality/value – If the management is aware of and takes care of such anticipated problems, it is more likely that the Quality Circle programme will definitely be a success, leading to the effective implementation of TQM in the organization.
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