point of disagreement – Hire Academic Expert


) Which of the following represents a point of disagreement between Deming and Juran? (Points : 2)

Upper management requires training and experience in managing for quality.
Change can be accomplished within the organization’s existing structure.
Commitment by top management is a necessity.
Employees need to know who uses their products.

2. (TCO 4) Deming stressed that the ultimate responsibility for quality improvement lies with _____. (Points : 2)

design engineers
top management
material suppliers

3. (TCO 4) Deming was virtually unknown in the United States until the broadcast of a program entitled “If Japan Can … Why Can’t We?” When did this broadcast occur? (Points : 2)


4. (TCO 4) The author of Quality is Free is which of the following individuals? (Points : 2)

Joseph M. Juran
Frederick Taylor
Armand Feigenbaum
Philip B. Crosby

5. (TCO 4) Unlike Deming and Juran, _____ approach was primarily behavioral. (Points : 2)


6. (TCO 3) ISO 9001 provides specific requirements for _____. (Points : 2)

terms and definitions used
a quality management system
improving quality
outgoing quality levels

7. (TCO 3) The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was established by which of the following? (Points : 2)

Several American automobile industry executives
The American Society for Quality (ASQ)
An act of Congress
The Baldrige Consulting Group

8. (TCO 3) The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award serves several purposes, except _____. (Points : 2)

to recognize the achievements of high-quality companies
to establish guidelines and criteria for evaluation of quality-improvement efforts
to provide detailed information on how award-winning enterprises achieved success
to encourage the use of quantitative analysis to improve quality

9. (TCO 3) Over the years, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria have been improved to include all of the following shifts in emphasis, except _____. (Points : 2)

from quality assurance and strategic quality planning to broad focus on process management
from a focus on current customers to a focus on current and future customers and markets built on long-term relationships
from human-resource administration to high-performance work systems
from intraindustry rivalries to intraindustry alliances

10. (TCO 3) The criteria for the Canadian Awards for Excellence are most similar to which of the following? (Points : 2)

Deming Prize
American Society for Quality Control Award
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
ISO 9000 certification program


. (TCO 4) Match the following:
(Points : 10)
Potential Matches:
1 : Juran
2 : Cannot be tested or validated
3 : Lack of leadership
4 : Deming
5 : Acknowledges the presences of defects
     : Experience
     : Inspection
     : Biggest impediment to improvement
     : Believes fear needs to be driven out
     : Delieves fear is not always bad
2. (TCO 3) In the Baldrige criteria, why do the areas to be addressed and that require information on approach or deployment begin with the word how? (Points : 5)
3. (TCO 4) What is Deming’s Chain Reaction? (Points : 5)
4. (TCO 3) List four of the eight quality management principles of ISO 9000. (Points : 5)
5. (TCO 3) What categories are available under the Deming Prize? (Points : 5)
6. (TCO 4) Deming’s Point 4 is: Stop making decisions purely on the basis of cost. What does this point mean? (Points : 5)
7. (TCO 4) What are three of the 11 elements of the Ishikawa philosophy noted in our textbook? (Points : 5)


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