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Measuring quality progressThe study by the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) was commissioned by Loral Space Information Systems, Inc. and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to evaluate internal assessment systems. APQC benchmarked approaches to the internal assessment of quality management systems in three phases. The first phase included work conducted for the International Benchmarking Clearinghouse (IBC) and consisted of an in-depth analysis of the 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria. The second phase was also performed for the IBC and compared the 1991 award criteria among the following quality awards: Deming Prize, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, The President's Award for Quality and Productivity Improvement, The NASA Excellence Award (The George M. Lowe Trophy) for Quality and Productivity Improvement and the Shigeo Shingo Award for Excellence in Manufacturing. The third phase compared the internal implementation approaches of 23 companies selected from American industry for their recognized, formal assessment systems.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Lambert, Larry D.
(American Productivity and Air Quality Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, Ninth Annual NASA(Contractors Conference on Qualtiy and Productivity. World Class Excellence: The Journey Continues. Conference Presentations
Subject Category
Quality Assurance And Reliability
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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