Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence, 9th Edition

  • James R. Evans University of Cincinnati
  • William M. Lindsay Northern Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1285069463  |  ISBN-13: 9781285069463
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Prepare for success in quality management today with this leading text that focuses on the fundamental principles of total quality and emphasizes high-performance management practices, such as those reflected in the Baldrige Criteria. These authors are experienced leaders in the fields of performance management and quality. Look no further for the definitive resource for coverage of ISO 9000 certification, Six Sigma, and the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award standards. A wealth of current examples from leading organizations throughout the world reflects quality as they emphasize the practical aspects of the book's managerial focus and pertinent technical topics. You can efficiently prepare to become an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, as this edition covers most of the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ certification. It's everything you need, now and throughout your career, to ensure quality management success.

Features and Benefits

  • Contrasts and comparisons of Baldrige, ISO 9000, and Six Sigma in the managerial chapters of the book.
  • Student-friendly layout highlighting important concepts.
  • "Bonus Materials" are available on the student premium Web site and include additional cases, summaries of key points and terminology, supplementary topics, and additional cases and Quality in Practice features.
  • Text coverage of most of the body of knowledge (BOK) required for ASQ certification as a Certified Quality Manager.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents.
Part I: Principles of Quality Management.
1: Introduction to Quality.
2: Foundations of Quality Management.
3: Customer Focus.
4: Workforce Focus.
5: Process Focus.
Part II: Tools and Techniques for Quality Management.
6: Statistical Methods in Quality.
7: Design for Quality and Product Excellence.
8: Measuring and Controlling Quality.
9: Six Sigma and Process Improvement.
Part III: Beyond Quality: Performance Excellence in Organizations.
10: The Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.
11: Strategic Focus on Performance Excellence.
12: Measurement and Knowledge Management for Performance Excellence.
13: Leadership for Performance Excellence.
14: Building and Sustaining Performance Excellence.

What's New

  • The ninth edition of Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence continues to em¬brace the fundamental principles, criteria, and historical foundations of total quality, while providing a foundation for understanding and applying technical tools and performance excellence from an enterprise perspective. All chapters have been updated to provide the most current coverage available.
  • We have updated and strengthened the quantitative material in this book, particularly in Chapter 6 on statistical methods. We have developed new and updated Excel templates to facilitate problem solving and incorporated them into numerous examples.
  • We have also developed new and interesting Quality Profiles and Quality in Practice cases and a wide variety of examples from organizations around the world. These profiles and QIP cases emphasize the importance of quality in the global economy. We also added new cases and revised many end-of-chapter problems from the previous edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285184068 | ISBN-13: 9781285184067)

Place all of the key teaching resources you need conveniently at your fingertips with this all-in-one source for planning, teaching, grading and assessing student understanding and progress. This CD now includes brief videos highlighting winning practices of Baldrige award winners, such as Pal's Sudden Service, Process Management, SPC, Supply Chain, and Texas Nameplate. You'll find the full Instructor's Manual/Solutions Manual with teaching suggestions and answers to all cases and problems in the text, Test Bank in Word and ExamView® computerized format, and PowerPoint® presentation slides.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James R. Evans

James R. Evans is a professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. His served as president of the Decision Sciences Institute 1997–1998 and 11 years on the Board of Examiners and Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He has been editor of the Quality Management Journal, published by the American Society for Quality, and served on editorial boards of numerous other journals. Dr. Evans has published more than 90 refereed papers and more than 30 editions of books. During the annual Quality Congress in May 2004, the American Society for Quality presented Dr. Evans and co-author Bill Lindsay with the Philip B. Crosby Medal for writing THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF QUALITY, 6E. The Crosby medal was presented “for authoring a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, and techniques of quality management.”

William M. Lindsay

William M. Lindsay is Professor Emeritus of Management at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to coauthoring eight editions of MANAGING FOR QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE (including predecessors), he is the coauthor of TOTAL QUALITY AND ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT. He served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for four years, as a judge for the Kentucky Quality Award for five years, and as a judge for the Seasongood Innovation Awards for the city of Cincinnati for three years. He is a senior member and past president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, past president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Quality and Participation, and a member of the American Society for Quality, in addition to other professional organizations. Dr. Lindsay continues to teach MBA courses in quality management and project management. He serves as a board member of CLASP, a local nonprofit after-school program for elementary-age children, and is an active volunteer at his church. He earned a BSIE from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.