Total Quality management

Total Quality Management (TQM) has an important role in any company; with the implementation of this program, companies can continuously improve their performance. Thus, organizations will be able to considerably meet their internal and external clients’ needs in terms of services and product quality, and develop an efficient and profitable business. The paper below analyzes how this concept was implemented by British Airways, since it is among the first companies to implement such a program.

Anca MADAR, Implementation of total quality management Case study: British Airways, Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov Series V: Economic Sciences • Vol. 8 (57) No. 1 – 2015, Retrieved from

Case Assignment

  1. Identify the quality problems for British Airways.
  2. Summarize the implementation of TQM by British Airways and the outcomes.
  3. Provide suggestions to improve implementation and results.
  4. Comment on how effective it would be if British Airways employed Six Sigma techniques.

Assignment Expectations

  • Use the information provided in the Background readings. Do any additional research as necessary.
  • Review the information in the British Airways case study and become familiar with the products and processes.
  • There is no set response to the case questions, so do not hesitate to think outside the box.
  • It is essential to provide a well-written paper with detailed analysis.

READ the information provided by the resources and references on the Background page. Understand the theory and concept of TQM and Six Sigma.

NOTE: Cite the references in the Background, as well as additional references you use in your Case paper.

The report should be 5–6 pages and submitted by the Module due date.

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Ching-Chow Yang (2010). Six Sigma, Quality Management and Six Sigma, Abdurrahman Coskun (Ed.), InTech, Retrieved from:

Maher Lazreg (2010). Integrated Model Linking Maintenance Excellence, Six Sigma and QFD for Process Progressive Improvement, Quality Management and Six Sigma, Abdurrahman Coskun (Ed.), InTech, Retrieved from:

ASQ Learning about Quality (2017).Total Quality Management. Retrieved from

Optional Reading

Halliday, J. (2010). Once-mighty GM searches for level road. Adweek. New York: Jun 7, 2010. Vol. 51, Iss. 23; p. 11. EBSCO (AN 51393193)

iSixSigma. (2009). Statistical Six Sigma Definition. Retrieved from

Mehrjerdi, Y. (2011). Six Sigma: Methodology, tools and its future. Assembly Automation, 31(1); pp. 79-88. [Trident Online Library] AN(855071335)

Tague, N. (2004), Excerpted from The Quality Toolbox, Second Edition, ASQ Quality Press, Retrieved from

ASQ Learning about Quality. (2017), Retrieved from view.html

ISO9000 Quality Standard. (n.d.). Free management library. Retrieved from

ASQ Learning about Qualiry. (2017). Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Retrieved from

Department of Trade and Industry. (n.d.) The Original Quality Gurus. Retrieved from ries.pdf

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