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A Discussion On Managing Quality

Research has shown that quality is still the major competitive concern of CEOs in American corporations. In your opinion, is this level of concern about quality warranted? Please explain your answer.

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Yes, the level of concern about quality is warranted. Currently many American-manufacturing companies became inefficient as compared to the Japanese peers. This is because of the lack of importance given by the American companies to the concept of quality. For example today Honda and Toyota are much more efficient and profitable than GM and Ford.

Hence the most important reason to pursue a quality improvement process is to decrease its manufacturing and operating costs and ...

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A discussion of managing quality is given.