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Zasady zarządzania jakością w polskich przedsiębiorstwach – studium przypadków
Quality Management Principles in Polish Companies – Case Studies

Author(s): Paweł Nowicki, Piotr Kafel, Tadeusz Sikora
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: ISO 9001; quality management principles; giving up certification; TQM

Summary/Abstract: One of the most widely implemented standardised management systems is the quality management system functioning in accordance with ISO 9001 guidelines. The implementation of practical management methods and tools that help to keep the standard of the offer at an appropriate level is assurance that the company seeks to continuously improve its products and processes. Eight quality management principles form the basis for the standards of the ISO 9000 family. The article presents the implementation of these principles of quality management in Polish companies, which have stopped certification of the implemented quality management system. Assessment of the studies indicated that in organisations in which the implementation of the quality management system was conditioned by the desire to improve the functioning of the company, use of the eight quality management principles is seen in a positive light and as a useful tool in helping to achieve daily objectives. On the other hand, in companies where the management system has been implemented somewhat under orders – as a prerequisite – use of the eight quality management principles does more harm than good.

  • Issue Year: 918/2013
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 71-81
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish
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