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.

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

Fusion Energy For Space Missions In The 21st Century

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

Author : Committee on Optical Science and Engineering
ISBN : 9780309580823
Genre : Science
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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

Formulation Implementation And Control Of Competitive Strategy

Author : John A. Pearce
ISBN : 0256216606
Genre : Strategic planning
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Strategic Management

Author : John A. Pearce
ISBN : UCSD:31822033995242
Genre : Strategic planning
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Focusing on strategic management, this text presents contemporary research in the area and emphasizes conceptual tools and skills. It contains multiple "Business Week" and traditional strategic management cases, and presents a pedagogical model created by the authors.

Evaluation Of Health Care Quality In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author : Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
ISBN : 9780826107671
Genre : Medical
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

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