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Ranging from brainstorming to the Deming Wheel, from force field analysis to “zero defects,” 100 Methods for Total Quality Management meets the need for a short, accessible reference to the 100 most frequently adopted methods for implementing total quality management (TQM). Central to the this book is a broad interpretation of TQM. The methods addressed are relevant to all those interested in using explicit tools (qualitative and quantitative) to assist with problem solving, analysis, and evaluation in the management process. An introduction briefly outlines the basic principles of TQM. The bulk of the book provides clear, concise outlines of the 100 methods, describing their purpose, application, and benefits. 100 Methods for Total Quality Management is an invaluable resource for practitioners, academics, and students working in the areas of TQM, management science, teamwork and problem solving in organizations, and general management and decision making.

Analytical Methods
Analytical methods
Method 32 Cause and Effect Analysis

To examine effects or problems to find out the possible causes and to point out possible areas where data can be collected.

When to Use

When a team is trying to find potential solutions to a problem and is looking for the root cause.

How to Use

There are four steps to constructing a cause and effect diagram.

  • Brainstorm all possible causes of the problem ...
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