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    Total Quality (TQ) Model and Methodologies Paper

    Select one of the TQM models or methodologies below. Assume that you are an expert on the selected TQ model/method. Prepare a paper defending your selected TQM model/method in which you identify a specific TQ model/method and present it to your organization's leadership so that they can incorporate it into the organization's strategic planning process. No more than two references, and each one used must be cited.

    Possible models include:
    a. Continuous quality improvement (CQI)
    b. International Organization for Standards (ISO 9000 and 14000)
    c. Value chain analysis
    d. Six Sigma
    e. Lean manufacturing, or service
    f. Theory of Constraints
    g. Just In Time (JIT)

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    The method selected by me for the strategic planning process of my company is Just-In -Time technique. This technique has been selected by me because it helps my company achieve its strategic goals effectively. In short this is a technique that helps reduce the inventory held by the company.

    What Just-In-Time requires a system of what is going on in the different parts of the process. In other words, it means that there are signals that can tell (Kanban) that tell inform the production when the next part needs to be made. Traditionally, Kanban is in the form of tickets but my company can have electronic tickets and send off signals. The signals also indicate the presence of stocks on the shelf or the lack of stock on the shelf. I am recommending Just-In-Time for the strategic planning process because it can lead to large savings in the costs of production as well as an improvement in efficiency. One of the critical strategic goals of my company is an increase in return on investment and Just-In-Time will help my company achieve just that. The basic principle that will be introduced in the production process will be that every stage of production will 'produce' an item that reaches the next stage when that item is needed and not in advance or later.

    One of the key methods that critical for the success of Just-In-Time is fast and accurate communication of the consumption of old stock which sets forth new stock to be ordered. The objective of the communication is to reduce inventory. There will be several benefits that will directly accrue to my company. For instance, the system will reduce the use of warehouse space and costs. The basic challenge in Just-In-Time is that the demand is estimated on the basis of past consumption patterns of the product. If for any reason the demand for a product increases above the average forecasted demand there will be a rapid depletion of inventory and stock outs, shortages and delayed deliveries may happen.

    The most important strategic objective for my company is to reduce costs. The purpose is twofold. The reduced costs will increase the profitability of the company and second the reduced cost will make the products of my company more competitive ...

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    This explanation provides you a comprehensive argument relating to just in time method. This solution is approximately 1450 words with two references.