The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Implementation of Total Quality Management in Manufacturing Firms: An Empirical Study

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Pub. Date :Feb, 2019
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Bank Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJIT21902
Author Name : Himanshu R Hedaoo and Pallawi B Sangode
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Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 15



Total Quality Management (TQM) is the process of involving all employees of the organization in its continual improvement to achieve customer satisfaction. But does that really mean involving all, i.e., employees, customers and top management? When organizations say that they implement TQM, do they practically implement the principles of customer satisfaction, employee involvement and continual improvement? The present paper attempts to answer these questions through a study on a set of 21 manufacturing firms in Nagpur region selected through convenience sampling. Correlation analysis is used to test the hypothesis. The findings reveal that customer satisfaction is practiced by the firms extensively though their customers are majorly business-to-business. Trust-based relationship with the suppliers and committed leadership from the top management have contributed the most to better practicing of the TQM principles.


With increasing focus on the quality of products and services, the scope of Total Quality Management (TQM) is widening day by day. TQM is being practiced by manufacturing firms on a priority basis. Whether it is a product or a service, customers are willing to pay for better quality. Organizations are also striving more to derive best quality from the given resources. Organizations are moving from small q to Big Q. Small q focuses on quality only, while Big Q’s focus is beyond the product and includes processes and customers also.


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