Publication Date

2010-05-04

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2011-05-04

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Department

Industrial Engineering (Engineering)

Date of Defense

2011-03-31

First Committee Member

Vincent K. Omachonu

Second Committee Member

Shihab S. Asfour

Third Committee Member

Dingxi Qiu

Fourth Committee Member

Moiez A. Tapia

Abstract

The management of quality is a consideration in all industries. The ISO 9000 standard defines a management system framework which includes the necessary and sufficient elements for the systematic management of quality. Some organizations experience positive results from implementing an ISO 9000 based quality management system while others do not. Given its widespread use and the economic implications of ineffective implementation, this study analyzes the implementation process steps, the performance of system elements after certification and organization performance metrics. The methodology combines publicly available financial data and survey results to characterize the determinants of success for ISO 9000 quality management system implementation.

Keywords

Quality Management, ISO 9000, Implementation Process, Performance Indicators

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