Total Quality Management
Principles and techniques of total quality management (TQM) with emphasis on their application to technical organizations. Topics include management philosophy, concepts and critique of quality "Gurus"; TQM model and strategy;TQM tools and techniques; Dept. of Defense 5000.51-G TQM guides; review and critique of the Deming and Baldridge Awards; concurrent engineering; quality function, deployment and design for cost. Students will form teams to analyze a case study involving TQM concepts and techniques.