Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1993


Richard R. Deckro

Course Title

Total Quality Management II

Course Number

EMGT 510


This paper analyzes concurrent engineering environment and its components with a goal of identifying the exact position and contribution of the total quality management concept. The paper evaluates three hypotheses selected from the literature : 1. TQM is an effective integration tool for integrating product and process designs. 2. Design for manufacturability is a component of total quality management. 3. Concurrent engineering facilitates the culture of TQM. All three hypotheses seem to be valid issues in the dynamic environment of today's manufacturing sector.


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