What are Quality Circles?

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

What are Quality Circles? A Quality Circle is: *`A small group of between three and twelve people who do the same or similar work, voluntarily meeting together regularly for about an hour per week in paid time, usually under the Leadership of their own supervisor, and trained to identify, analyse, and solve some of the problems in their work, presenting solutions to management, and where possible, implementing the solutions themselves. ’*   *\"Kraft[wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kraft-Venezuela. jpg] * *1   A small group of three to twelve people* The Circle should be seen as a team and not as a committee.

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17th International Convention on Students’ Quality Circles Kingston University 23rd – 28th June 2014

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

\"2007_02356\"[wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2007_02356. jpg] David Hutchins with a Students Quality Circle at CMS Lucknow With 300 overseas teachers and students participating, overseas registration  completely sold out for the 17 th ICSQC.  This is part of a series under the auspices of the World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education, with venues alternating between City Montessori School Lucknow and member countries around the world.

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Hoshin Kanri Heavy Engineering case study

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Hoshin Kanri Heavy Engineering Case Study * Industry * : Heavy Engineering * Client * : VSEL * Location * : Barrow In Furness UK * Nature of work * : Shipbuilding and military vehicle production * Problem * : Loss of market share, losing in competitive bidding being undercut on both price and delivery by lower skill based rivals. At the start of the Hoshin Kanri based contract carried out by David Hutchins, Employees were  being laid off at the rate of 500 every six months as a consequence of the loss of a critical bid in competitive tendering. * Solution * : Company wide Hoshin Kanri[Tr_HoshKan.

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A career in Quality

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

A career in Quality \"Richard[wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Richard-Salmon-Head-and-Shoulders. jpg]    Many people today right across the globe are seeking a Quality related Qualification that has no passport and is recognised the world over. There are none to equal the UK Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) Diploma in Quality Management which leads to the status Chartered Quality Professional.

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The case for Quality Circles

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2013, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management (APPGM) decided to investigate how management and leadership in the UK will need to change by 2020 to deliver sustainable economic growth. The Commission considered evidence from academic experts, vibrant entrepreneurs, up-and-coming young managers and world-renowned business leaders alike. A nice report but also check my blogg on the CQI Blogg You Won’t do it Anyway[http://blog.

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5 tips on how to stay motivated and make study more enjoyable

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep motivated, especially when the weather is hot and you would much rather be sitting on a beach somewhere or relaxing in a park. Here are some techniques and ways to motivate yourself and make studying more enjoyable. * 1.

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Quality Circles rule OK!

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

A Quality Circle at Kraft Foods Venezuela It is puzzling to see why so many in the West are sceptical about or even openly hostile towards the concept of Quality Circles. I can only assume that the scepticism is brought about as a consequence of some bad experiences in the 1980s when just about every self seeking consultant came out of the woodwork to jump on the wagon. They knew a gravy train when they saw one.

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DHiQC launches new website and e-learning portal

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

This new website which supersedes that site which went live on 24th January 2014, is a complete rebuild as a replacement of our old site. The new site is designed to provide all those in and aspiring to become members of the international Quality community with a service which does justice to the word Quality in all of its contexts. * Some key features include: * Continuous content updates, including exclusive DHI videos and animations Virtual Classroom, with lectures and discussions on key exam and assignment topics Progress tracking, with Units broken down into learning objectives aligned to CQI curriculum Homework assignments Easy to read Student Guide, updated after every exam sitting based on Student feedback Quizzes, Multiple Choice questions Access to an online Tutors Access to all past exam questions “Boot Camp” training at client site (requires minimum of 12) Our aim to provide continuous learning for Students in full-time employment.

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Looking at Quality through a new lens: Leadership Competencies

Posted by Mike Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

1 THE CHALLENGE The Quality profession is at a watershed. The role of Quality Professionals has never before been so blurred. Change is unprecedented.

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DHIQC Student of the year 2013

Posted by David Hutchins on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Hannah Murfet winner of the DHIQC Student of the year Award for 2013[wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hannah-Award-1-small. jpg] \"Hannah[wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hannah-Award-1. jpg] Hannah Murfet being presented with the DHIQC CQI Quality Training courses Student of the Year Award by David Hutchins at the offices of the Chartered Quality Institute.

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