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Quality Systems Becoming the Culture of a Company

The culture of a company is what drives the organization – it can change and adapt, but ultimately, if a strong management team doesn’t drive a company’s culture – the company risks losing its identity. For medical device companies, establishing a culture around the Quality System is one effective way to set up for success. Everybody in the organization plays a part of the Quality System – so building the culture around Quality will include and impact everyone.

Architect of Quality – Part 4: The Juran Quality Trilogy

Today we are continuing our blog series on Joseph Juran, “Architect of Quality,” by looking at a trio of concepts he was famous for incorporating into quality management. Quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement are three central tenets to his management philosophy and became widely known as the Juran Quality Trilogy.1

Architect of Quality – Part 3: The Pareto Principle

Today’s post is a continuation of our blog series on Joseph Juran, “Architect of Quality.”1 We’re going to take a look at the Pareto principle, which is one of Juran’s most widely used contributions to quality management.

Architect of Quality - Part 1

Have you ever wondered where quality management systems came from, or why these infrastructures are designed the way they are? In an effort to explore our roots at RQS, this post is the first in a series about Joseph M. Juran who was a dominant figure in the development and dissemination of quality related concepts that we use in manufacturing today. His autobiography is entitled Architect of Quality1, and his design influence can be seen in many aspects of current quality systems. Let’s take a look at Mr. Juran’s life and contributions to this field.

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