Dale, Barrie, Bamford, Jim, Bamford, David and van der Wiele, A. (2016) Managing Quality: New Challenges. In: Managing Quality: An essential guide and resource gateway. Wiley, pp. 301-310. ISBN 978-1-119-13092-5

This chapter puts forward the argument that there are two kinds of quality
management – ‘old’ or classical quality management and ‘new’ quality management.
The aim of classical quality management was to analyse errors and eliminate
their causes and the associated variation by improved product and process
design. In recent times a number of major changes have taken place, resulting in
increased volatility in key areas of business which ‘old’ quality management has
difficulty in addressing. These changes are being driven by developments in production
operations, competitive pressure, the need for improved results from the
financial market and reduction of buying points. This has led to pressure on prices,
performance and innovation and the need for increased flexibility, agility and economics
of scale, with a concentration on core competencies within the business.
This situation demanded the development of a ‘new’ form of quality management.

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