BUS4101 WEEK 4 DISCUSSION $10.00 Discussion The discussion assignment provides a forum

BUS4101 WEEK 4 DISCUSSION $10.00

Discussion

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation in this assignment by the end of the week.

Total Quality Management Tools

There are different types of total quality management (TQM) tools that can be used in quality management. These tools are useful in analyzing data and determining the methods of improving the quality process for an organization. Tools are selected based on the business requirements and the functions of the tool. In this discussion, you will explore the uses of some common total quality management tools.

Respond to the following:

Describe each of the following total quality management tools and give an example of a situation or an environment in which it would be applicable:

Pareto chart

Check sheet

Histogram

Scatter diagram

Run chart

Control chart

Flowchart

Quality Function Deployment

TQM tools are costly to implement, and there are concerns about their effectiveness. Have you come across a scenario, from your company or any other organization with which you are familiar, where TQM tools failed to bring the results for which they were implemented? If yes, describe the reasons for the failures of the effectiveness of these tools. If no, think of scenarios in which implementing TQM tools would be ineffective. Support your rationale with examples.

Justify your answers using examples and reasoning. Comment on the postings of at least two peers and state whether you agree or disagree with their views.