Agerup, Claes C.; Nielson, Niels (1989, ASQC) HNG, Copenhagen, Denmark; SVC, Brondby, Denmark
- Annual Quality Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Vol. 43 No. 0
- QICID: 3626 May 1989 pp. 588-593
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In 1987, the Danish Ministry of Industry decided to make the field of Quality Management a so-called 'area of initiative'!
The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the competitive ability of Danish firms through consciously emphasizing quality as a competition parameter with a view to the establishing of the EEC's Inner Market in 1992.In the plan of actions it is attempted to achieve this goal through efforts made within the following main areas:
The principles of the "Scandinavian Quality Management Model of the 1990's" are part of the Ministry's plans as an independent project in the execution of the plan of actions.
- A campaign to gain attention
- Offers of advisory assistance
- Certification scheme (The ISO 9000 series)
- Developing basic and secondary training programmes which are relevant to the Quality Management field.
Mong topics which has been included in the paper, the following topics could be mentioned:
No matter in what way you have established your own quality management system - for your own benefit - it is liable to be assessed by your clients or by certification bodies. It is important that your system can meet the demands of your clients and the possible certification bodies.
- How can responsibility for quality be delegated, so that Management retains the overall view?
- How can the paper system be reduced to the least possible, necessary size?
- How can employees be motivated to take positive part in changes to the system?
- Why is internal auditing, the most important tool of the Quality Management system, so rarely used systematically?
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