January 2012
DAAAM International Scientific Book;2012, p619
Academic Journal
The automotive industry has always been an example in the field of Project Management and Leadership and, of course, as far as quality is concerned. An established methodology is followed from product development through production. The aim of this investigation is to set up a relationship between the different stages of the Product Realization Process (PRP) and the most suitable quality tools for each of them, so that it can be a support to the organizations interested when it comes to choosing the most effective tools depending on the quality strategy they adopt. This paper: sets out the development of the main quality standards in the automotive sector; explains the most important characteristics of the PRP industry, obtaining a proposal of project management phases or stages; makes a classification of the main quality tools used based, on the one hand, on the extensive revision of specialized bibliography, and on the other hand, on the authors' experience; and finally uses a qualitative method of data collection in order to analyze the most adequate tools and to fit them in the different stages of the project.


Related Articles

  • Quality and Reliability Problems from a Consumer's Perspective: an Increasing Problem Overlooked by Businesses? Den Ouden, Elke; Lu Yuan; Sonnemans, Peter J. M.; Brombacher, Aarnout C. // Quality & Reliability Engineering International;Nov2006, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p821 

    Currently, many businesses in the consumer electronics industry are facing an increasing number of consumer complaints, despite the application of quality tools that proved to be very powerful in the past. We assessed over 20 new product development projects, to understand the reasons behind the...

  • THE HISTORY OF THE QFD METHOD. WOLNIAK, RadosÅ‚aw // Scientific Papers of Silesian University of Technology. Organiza;2017, Issue 100, p553 

    The aim of the paper is to present historical review of the QFD method. The paper presents issues related to the history of the creation method, the origin of the name of the method, its use in the United States and the world, and the literature on methods in the world and in Poland.

  • DFX and DFSS: How QFD Integrates Them. Jul-Chin Jiang; Ming-Li Shiu; Mao-Hsiung Tu // Quality Progress;Oct2007, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p45 

    The article discusses the integration of design for excellence (DFX) and design for Six Sigma (DFSS) using quality function deployment (QFD) to enable the manufacturers to differentiate a product in terms of quality before the actual production process. DFX can integrate with QFD in the...

  • Quality: a Marathon, Not a Sprint.  // Quality & Reliability Engineering International;Apr/May90, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p155 

    British Telecom PLC (BT) started down the "quality" road in September 1986, when Chairman lain Valiance whisked away his top management for three days of brainstorming. Armed with a sheaf of internal studies and external customer surveys, the group had to define a new program of total quality...

  • TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) AND THE MARKETING CONCEPT: AN INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR SERVICE.... Ramesan, Jayendra; Kelley, Eugene J. // AMA Winter Educators' Conference Proceedings;1994, Vol. 5, p71 

    Examines the integration of total quality management (TQM) and the marketing concept in improving the product development process. Presentation of a generic model for services; Discussion on issues related to data collection and implementation; Origin of TQM and the marketing concept.

  • Managing New Product Design and Factory Fit. Langowitz, Nan S. // Business Horizons;May/Jun89, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p76 

    Making a new product fly involves more than a good idea and a lot of luck. Managing a fit between product and factory specifications can help get that idea off the ground. Successful new product design and market introduction are crucial in a competitive strategy. Whether a company takes the...

  • Smart Project Selection. Conklin, Joseph D. // Quality Progress;Mar2003, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p81 

    Discusses techniques for choosing quality improvement projects. Outlier identification problem; Box and whisker plot technique; Version of Dixon's outlier test.

  • MANAGING CONTRACT MANUFACTURER QUALITY WHEN PRODUCT TESTABILITY IS LOW. GRAY, JOHN V.; HANDLEY, SEAN M. // Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings;2014, Vol. 2014 Issue 1, p892 

    The article presents a research study which examined the relationship between the level of testability of outsourced products and the conformance quality performance of contract manufacturers (CMs) and the best supplier quality management (QM) practices for mitigating the anticipated negative...

  • QUALITY PROBLEMS, POLICIES, AND ATTITUDES IN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY. Garvin, David A. // Academy of Management Journal;Dec1986, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p653 

    This study drew on surveys of first-line supervisors in a single, broadly representative industry to compare practices and attitudes concerning quality in the United States and Japan. It focused on two central issues: (1) the changing mix of problems with quality as quality performance improves;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics