10 essentials for high performance quality in the 21st century

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10 Essentials For High Performance Quality In The 21st Century

Author : Diomidis H. Stamatis
ISBN : 9781439876015
Genre : Business & Economics
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As a society, we tend to reward problem solvers, rather than those who prevent problems at their source. In other words, we focus on after-the-fact occurrences (appraisal activities) instead of trying to eliminate these occurrences (preventing activities). Discussing and evaluating the core requirements of quality efficiency and improvement, 10 Essentials for High Performance Quality in the 21st Century proposes an approach to help shift the paradigm of quality from appraisal mode to preventing mode. Identifying 10 steps readers can follow to optimize the quality of products and improve customer satisfaction, the book explains the rationale behind each of the steps in separate chapters. It addresses specific quality issues in six different sectors of the economy and provides statistics, tables, and figures from various organizations that support the need for a paradigm shift. Outlining a systematic process to guide your organization along the path toward improvement, the book covers risk and quality, multicultural management, empowerment, error analysis, team building, advanced quality planning, and quality operating systems. The accompanying CD provides tips and tools to help you implement all the necessary improvement initiatives under the umbrella of quality.

Navigating Strategic Decisions

Author : John E. Triantis
ISBN : 9781466585997
Genre : Business & Economics
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Based on four decades of experience and research, Navigating Strategic Decisions: The Power of Sound Analysis and Forecasting explains how to improve the decision-making process in your organization through the use of better long-term forecasts and decision support. Filled with time-tested methodologies and models, it provides you with the tools to establish the organization, processes, methods, and techniques required for analyzing and forecasting strategic decisions. Describing how to foster the conditions required for forecasts to materialize, this book will help you rank project valuations and select higher value creation projects. It also teaches you how to: Assess the commercial feasibility of large projects Apply sanity checks to forecasts and assess their resource implications Benchmark best-in-class strategic forecasting organizations, processes, and practices Identify project risks and manage project uncertainty Analyze forecasting models and scenarios to determine controllable levers Pinpoint factors needed to ensure that forecasted future states materialize as expected This book provides you with the benefit of the author’s decades of hands-on experience. In this book, John Triantis shares valuable insights on strategic planning, new product development, portfolio management, and business development groups. Describing how to provide world-class support to your corporate, market, and other planning functions, the book provides you with the tools to consistently make improved decisions that are based on hard data, balanced evaluations, well considered scenarios, and sound forecasts.

Photovoltaics For The 21st Century 5

Author : M. Tao
ISBN : 9781566777827
Genre : Science
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This is the Proceedings of ECS Symposium on Photovoltaics for the 21st Century, held in October 2009 in Vienna. The Symposium received over 50 invited and contributed papers. These papers cover major solar cell technologies, from silicon to thin films to 3rd-generation. Material synthesis and characterization, cell fabrication, and device physics and testing for various solar cell technologies are reported.

Crossing The Quality Chasm

Author : Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
ISBN : 9780309072809
Genre : Medical
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

The New Public Health

Author : Theodore H. Tulchinsky
ISBN : 0080919588
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, The New Public Health distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students’ understanding of applied public health in their own setting. Following the gold standard of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes: 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1 Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and recommended readings The second edition of The New Public Health provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters’ level students and practitioners - specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others. * 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies * Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) * Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings" * Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more

Designing Soybeans For 21st Century Markets

Author : Richard F. Wilson
ISBN : 9781630670115
Genre : Science
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Advances in genomics and biotechnology are enabling quantum leaps in the understanding of soybean molecular biology. The problems that face the soybean industry also are diversifying and escalating on a global scale. Designing Soybeans for 21st Century outlines current and emerging barriers in the global soybean market, principally: 1) long-term ability to sustain production to meet continued growth in demand for soybean and soybean products; 2) governmental and legislative policies; 3) global access to advances in soybean technology; and 4) customer and consumer trends in the use of soybean products. The book also addresses state-of-art steps that should help move soybeans past these market barriers as advances in genomics and genetic engineering are deployed to design soybeans and soybean products that meet the challenges of 21st century markets. Includes both an overview of the economic outlook of soybeans and details on the advances in soybean genetics and genomics. Concise and well-organized book with five main sections covering everything from regulatory issues to advances in genomics to commercial production for yielding a superior product. Edited by a global leader in the field of oilseed genetics, molecular biology and bioenergy research.

College And Career Ready In The 21st Century

Author : James R. Stone
ISBN : 0807770930
Genre : Education
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More than half of 9th graders in the United States will never complete a college degree. High schools must do more than prepare some students for college: They must prepare all American youth for productive lives as well as continued learning beyond high school. In this timely volume, two educational leaders advocate for a more meaningful high school experience. To accomplish this, the authors argue that we need to change the focus of our current high school reform efforts from "college for all" to "careers for all." This work shows how schools can prepare young people both for the emerging workplace and postsecondary education.

Ultrathin Sio2 And High K Materials For Ulsi Gate Dielectrics

Author : H. R. Huff
ISBN : 1558994742
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Device scaling has been the engine driving the continued pervasiveness of the microelectronics revolution. The SIA roadmap calls for 4-5nm films (oxide equivalent thickness) in 2000, and

Essential Israel

Author : S. Ilan Troen
ISBN : 9780253027191
Genre : History
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Most Americans are ill-prepared to engage thoughtfully in the increasingly serious debate about Israel, its place in the Middle East, and its relations with the United States. Essential Israel examines a wide variety of complex issues and current concerns in historical and contemporary contexts to provide readers with an intimate sense of the dynamic society and culture that is Israel today. The expert contributors to this volume address the Arab-Israeli conflict, the state of diplomatic efforts to bring about peace, Zionism and the impact of the Holocaust, the status of the Jewish state and Israeli democracy, foreign relations, immigration and Israeli identity, as well as literature, film, and the other arts. This unique and innovative volume provides solid grounding to understandings of Israel's history, politics, culture, and possibilities for the future.

Fusion Energy For Space Missions In The 21st Century

Author : Norman R. Schulze
ISBN : NASA:31769000520893
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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