Total Quality Management (TQM): Tool Box for Continual Improvement Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Total Quality Management (TQM): Tool Box for Continual Improvement

Why Attend

The course will provide participants with comprehensive knowledge on the history and evolution of the concept of quality, as well as on the history of quality gurus and tools. Through various workshops and role plays the course will focus on applications of quality systems, models and methodologies including excellence awards, ISO systems and breakthrough improvement methodologies such as 'Lean' and 'Six Sigma'. This highly interactive course will help participants apply the powerful quality tools used in leading organizations. Participants will leave with best practices on how to select, design or apply quality structures and tools in their organizations.

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Course Methodology

The course relies on the use of workshops, role plays and group debriefs aimed at helping participants understand various quality concepts and applications. The course also features hands-on experience on quality tools applications and is supported by various videos on quality tools and systems.

Team discussions and presentations are also used throughout the course to foster participants’ understanding of quality concepts.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of quality models and identify various quality concepts and frameworks used by quality gurus
  • Discover the success elements of Total Quality Management (TQM) deployment 
  • Use TQM improvement tools to enhance customer satisfaction and improve processes within their organization
  • Describe various types of benchmarking tools and techniques to boost quality initiatives
  • Apply widely used improvement methodologies

Target Audience

Individuals, managers, supervisors and all those who are engaged in quality models, awards, ISO and TQM implementation as well as  improving organizational performance.

Target Competencies

  • Problem solving
  • Applying quality tools
  • Selecting quality models and systems
  • Using Lean and Six Sigma applications
  • Change management
  • Understanding ISO systems
  • Applying benchmarking
  • Introduction to total quality management concepts
    • Definition of quality and quality models
    • History of quality
    • Defining TQM
    • TQM critical success factors
    • The relationship between ISO 9000 and TQM
    • Benefits of implementing a quality model
    • The cost of poor quality
    • Comparing the gurus (Deming, Crosby, Juran, etc.)
    • National quality awards:
      • The Malcolm Baldrige national quality award
      • EFQM, Dubai Quality Award, and HH Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award
    • Selecting the right model for your organization
    • The quality maturity ladder
  • The success elements of TQM
    • Customer driven quality
    • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model
    • Eight-step problem solving methodology
    • Process thinking
    • Eliminating the non value added
    • Management by facts and data
    • Continual improvement and Kaizen
    • Enhanced employee participation through idea generating systems
    • Employee reward and recognition
  • Improvement tools and methodologies
    • What is a quality tool
    • The seven quality control tools
    • Cause and effect diagram, check sheet, control charts, histogram, Pareto chart, scatter diagram, stratification
    • Brainstorming
    • Tree diagrams: how-how and why-why diagrams
    • Force field analysis
    • Affinity diagrams
    • Process mapping: 'the turtle'
    • Poka yoke
    • Lean thinking
    • The seven types of waste in organizations
    • Visual management and the 5S program
    • Six sigma
  • Benchmarking as a tool to improve quality and business processes
    • Definition of benchmarking and reasons to benchmark
    • Levels of benchmarking
    • Pros and cons of different benchmarking approaches
  • Elements of a continuous improvement process
    • The eight steps to achieve improvement
    • Critical success factors and common failure factors in TQM

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

2021 - Location & Date

26 - 30 Sep, 2021
Media Rotana         
12 - 16 Dec, 2021
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.