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Problem-solving and developing quality management methods and techniques on the example of automotive industry

Jacek Łuczak () and Radoslaw Wolniak ()
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Jacek Łuczak: Poznań University of Economics, Faculty of Commodity Science, Department of Standardized Management Systems,Poland
Radoslaw Wolniak: Silesian Technical University, Faculty of Organisation and Management, Poland

Manager Journal, 2015, vol. 22, issue 1, pages 237-250

Abstract: The knowledge about methods and techniques of quality management together with their effective use can be definitely regarded as an indication of high organisational culture. Using such methods and techniques in an effective way can be attributed to certain level of maturity, as far as the quality management system in an organisation is concerned. There is in the paper an analysis of problem-solving methods and techniques of quality management in the automotive sector in Poland. The survey was given to the general population, which in case of the study consisted of companies operating in Poland that had certified quality management systems against ISO/TS 16949. The results of the conducted survey and the conclusions of the author can show actual and potential OEM suppliers (both 1st and 2nd tier) in which direction their strategies for development and improvement of quality management systems should go in order to be effective. When the universal character of methods and techniques used in the surveyed population of companies is taken into consideration, it can be assumed that the results of the survey are also universal for all organisations realising the TQM strategy. The results of the research confirmed that methods which are also the basis for creating key system documents are the most relevant ones, i.e. flowcharts and FMEA, and moreover process monitoring tools (SPC) and problem solving methods -above all 8D.

Keywords: quality management; quality techniques; automotive industry; FMEA; SPC; 8D; problem solving; quality methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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