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Current Quality Assurance Practices in Global Supp..., 2004

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Title Current Quality Assurance Practices in Global Supply Chain of U.S. Automakers
Date 2004
Material Type Journal Article
Creator/Author Bandyopadhyay, Jayanta K., College of Business Administration
Additional Contributors Mishra, Gopal, Central Michigan University
Publisher International Journal of Quality & Productivity Management
Copyright Copyright 2004 by International Journal of Quality & Productivity Management. In accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code, Copyright Law of the United States of America, this material is copyrighted, and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without the permission of the copyright owner.
Subject QS-9000; ISO-9000; American automakers quality assurance practices; Quality assurance; Business logistics; Automobile industry and trade -- Management; Automobile supply industry;
Description Quality assurance practices in supply chain of American automakers have evolved from decades of quality inspection and quality control to statistical process control and quality auditing. Emergence of quality audit had been accompanied by the creation of numerous customer specific quality standards. Further with globalization of the supply chain, quality assurance practices in global supply chains have been taking a new direction from that of inspection and quality control to QS-9000/ISO-9000 registrations, quality auditing and statistical process control. This research, present the results of a questionnaire survey exploring the current quality assurance practices of the suppliers of automotive suppliers, and automotive sub-assemblers, in global supply chains of the American automakers for achieving competitiveness in world marketplace in this new millennium.
Source Bandyopadhyay and Mishra, International Journal of Quality & Productivity Management, 2004.
Language English
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