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Title Name Amity Solved Assignment IV Sem Operation for Total quality management
University AMITY
Service Type Assignment
Course MBA
Semester Semester-IV-Operation Course: MBA
Short Name or Subject Code Total Quality Management
Commerce line item Type Semester-IV-Operation Course: MBA
Product Assignment of MBA Semester-IV-Operation (AMITY)


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                                                                                                                                     Total Quality Management


Assignment A


1 .        Explain service quality.          

2 .        Mention the various measurements of dispersion.     

3 .        Explain the contribution of Juran to the quality movement. 

4 .        Discuss about the implementation steps of TQM and mention the importance of the management commitment.  

5 .        Explain about the new seven tools of quality and its applications in detail. 

6 .        Discuss about the need, types, construction and applications of control charts.       

7 .        Discuss about the objectives, process, outcome and benefits of Quality Function Deployment (QFD).           

8 .        Discuss about the documentation process in ISO 9000:2000 system.




Assignment B


Case Detail: 

A spindle with specifications 20 ± 0.05 mm was machined in a lathe. The standard deviation of the spindle machined was found to be 0.25 mm.

  1. Compute the capability index.
  2. State whether the machining process in the lathe is capable of meeting the specifications.
  3. If the specifications are 10 ± 2 mm for a particular quality characteristic and the average repair coot is Rs. 200/-, determine the loss function. Determine the loss at y=11.


Assignment C


Question No.  1           Marks - 10

Malcolm Baldrige national quality award is for (MBNQA)  


a) Total Quality Management    

b) International Standard Organization 

c) Total Productive Maintenance           

d) Total Quality Control



Question No.  2           Marks - 10

The process mapping is a ______ diagram.   


a) Data flow       

b) Work flow      

c) Circular          

d) Audit



Question No.  3           Marks - 10

Control chart is a        


a) Process monitoring tool         

b)Process control tool    

c)Both (a) and (b)         

d)None of the above



Question No.  4           Marks - 10

The objective of ISO-9000 family of Quality management is           


a)Customer satisfaction

b)Employee satisfaction

c)Skill enhancement      

d)Environmental issues



Question No.  5           Marks - 10

Total Quality Management (TQM) focuses on          




c)Both (a) and (b)         

d)None of the above



Question No.  6           Marks - 10

Which of the following is responsible for quality objective?


a)Top level management           

b)Middle level management      

c)Frontline management

d)All of the above



Question No.  7           Marks - 10

The following is (are) the machine down time.         



b)No material    


d)All of the above



Question No.  8           Marks - 10

TQM & ISO both focuses on





d)All of the above



Question No.  9           Marks - 10

According to Deming, Quality problems are 


a)Due to management   

b)Due to method           

c)Due to machine          

d)Due to material



Question No.  10         Marks - 10

While setting Quality objective, ________ to be considered.           


a)Material quality          

b)Customer need           

c)Market demand          

d)All of the above



Question No.  11         Marks - 10

_______ helps organization reduce employee turnover and absenteeism.    


a)Job design      

b)Training & development        

c)Wage revision

d)All of the above         



Question No.  12         Marks - 10

CMM stands for        


a)Capability maturity model     

b)Capability monitoring model 

c)Capability measuring model  

d)Capability matching model



Question No.  13         Marks - 10

While setting Quality objective, ________ to be considered.           


a)Customer need           

b)Organizational need   

c)Supplier need 

d)Worker need



Question No.  14         Marks - 10

Which of the following is for Environment management?    








Question No.  15         Marks - 10

What perspective does Crosby adopt when defining quality?          


a)Fitness for purpose is the key.

b)Quality must be defined subjectively.           

c)Setting and meeting specifications is the critical issue.         

d)All of these.



Question No.  16         Marks - 10

If "quality is free", why do authorities recognise that an improvement programme needs investment?       


a)There is an inevitable worsening of quality during periods of change.         

b)Reductions in prevention and appraisal costs lag behind investment in prevention. 

c)It is never free.           

d)Zero defects is not possible.  



Question No.  17         Marks - 10

Which of Lister´s statements about poor service quality is incorrect?           


a)Being upset at treatment is the main reason given for stopping business.     

b)Satisfied customers tell fewer people of their experience than dissatisfied ones do.

c)Each complaint may hide many unresolved problems.          

d)Among those who complain, few will do business again even though their complaints are handled effectively.



Question No.  18         Marks - 10

Which two of the following were not given as a weakness of product standards?  


a)Applied only to some aspects of a product or service           

b)Not recognised internationally           


d)Limited scope



Question No.  19         Marks - 10

What does the term kaizen mean when applied to quality?  


a)The place where activity takes place  

b)Maintain a steady flow          

c)Continuous improvement       

d)Mutual dependence



Question No.  20         Marks - 10

Which, according to our discussion, was not among the weaknesses of the 1987 and 1994 versions of ISO 9000?           


a)Weak links between product and process standards.

b)Insufficient guidance on improvement.         

c)Including broad dimensions of customer satisfaction within the quality definition.

d)Universality meant average.



Question No.  21         Marks - 10

Which of the following was not given as a key feature of Total Quality Management?      


a)Continuous improvement       

b)Establishing clear specifications        

c)Teamwork, trust and empowerment  

d)Identifying customers and their needs



Question No.  22         Marks - 10

What human factors did Dawson see as posing problems for the introduction of TQM?    


a)Over-educated staff   

b)TQM may make existing social tensions worse.        

c)Hierarchical structures

d)Early enthusiasm may tail off quickly.



Question No.  23         Marks - 10

What do the initials of the PDCA cycle stand for?   


a)Purpose, develop, carry out, assess    

b)Plan, design, control, assess   

c)Plan, do, check, act    

d)Problem, diagnosis, conclusion, action          



Question No.  24         Marks - 10

Name the practice of examining the best practices in an industry or in the world and using this knowledge as a basis for improvement.           








Question No.  25         Marks - 10

A control chart to record process performance usually identifies control limits and specification limits. Which one of the following is true?  


a)Control limits should equal specification limits to prevent any output outside specification.

b)Control charts do not prevent poor quality output.   

c)Designers always set upper and lower limits.

d)Control charts require complex statistical analysis to set them up.



Question No.  26         Marks - 10

Which item is not among the SERVQUAL dimensions?     








Question No.  27         Marks - 10

Which organisation defines self-assessment as ‘a comprehensive, systematic, and regular review of the organisation’s activities and results referenced against a model of business excellence’?    


a)ISO 9000       

b)Taguchi Institute        

c)European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)     

d)International Quality Foundation



Question No.  28         Marks - 10

The concept of total quality control, i.e. that quality must be attended to at all stages of the industrial cycle and throughout the organisation, is the creation of which of the following pioneers?    


a)W Edwards Deming  

b)Genichi Taguchi         

c)Joseph M Juran          

d)Armand Feigenbaum



Question No.  29         Marks - 10

The so-called ´quality gurus´ of total quality management (TQM) do NOT include which one of the following?           


a)Joseph M Juran          

b)Bill Cosby      

c)Kaoru Ishikawa          

d)W Edwards Deming



Question No.  30         Marks - 10

The specific concerns of total quality management (TQM) include a number of aspects. Which of the following is NOT normally associated with TQM?       


a)Covering all parts of the organisation

b)Primarily a ´worker´ rather than a management activity         

c)Inclusion of every person in the organisation

d)Meeting the needs and expectations of customers    



Question No.  31         Marks - 10

The preferred method for achieving total quality in process output is to:     


a)Build and install an error-proof process and maintain it.       

b)Rely on a team of highly trained and dedicated inspectors. 

c)Rely on operator self-inspection and self-correction.

d)Perform inspection at the next process.



Question No.  32         Marks - 10

Total quality management (TQM) programmes are more likely to remain effective if a number of prescriptions are followed. Which of the following prescriptions should NOT be followed?       


a)TQM does not become a separate ´bolt-on´ set of activities. 

b)TQM should become a substitute for normal managerial leadership.

c)Quality improvement relates to an operation´s performance objectives.        

d)Slogans and exhortations about TQM´s effectiveness are avoided.



Question No.  33         Marks - 10

One of the most powerful aspects to emerge from TQM is the concept of the internal customer and supplier. This means that:         


a)It is the responsibility of the executive in charge of TQM to manage internal customer-supplier relationships.  

b)Every part of the organisation contributes to external customer satisfaction by satisfying its own internal customers.      

c)Service Level Agreements must be in place to ensure standards are met.     

d)The product or service must be inspected prior to its delivery to the external customer.



Question No.  34         Marks - 10

Which of the following would NOT normally be considered as a ‘costs of quality’?          


a)Internal failure costs  

b)Prevention costs         

c)Marketing costs          

d)Inspection costs         



Question No.  35         Marks - 10

Which one of the following would normally be considered as one of the ‘costs of quality’?          


a)Marketing costs          

b)Overhead costs          

c)Appraisal costs           

d)Transport costs



Question No.  36         Marks - 10

Which of the following is NOT noted as a disadvantage of Feigenbaum’s approach to total quality management?           


a)Does not discriminate between different kinds of quality context.  

b)Action plan and methodological principles are sometimes vague.    

c)Does not bring together the different management theories into one coherent whole.

d)None of the above



Question No.  37         Marks - 10

TQM expands on earlier approaches to quality management. Which of the following is ordered correctly from earlier to later ideas?  


a)Quality Control, Inspection, Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management           

b)Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Inspection, Total Quality Management           

c)Quality Assurance, Inspection, Quality Control, Total Quality Management           

d)Inspection, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management



Question No.  38         Marks - 10

What is the ‘Internal Service Rule’?  


a)Service to external customers never exceeds service to internal customers.  

b)Service to internal customers depends on the extent of communication with internal suppliers.     

c)Service to internal customers is the most important form of service.

d)Service to internal customers depends on the culture of an organisation.



Question No.  39         Marks - 10

Some organisations bring a degree of formality to the internal customer concept by encouraging (or requiring) different parts of the operation to agree on:  


a)Formal provision agreements 

b)Delivery agreements  

c)Internal service agreements    

d)Service level agreements



Question No.  40         Marks - 10

Which of the following is an example of a service level agreement (SLA) between an information systems support unit and a research unit in the laboratories of a large company?      


a)The maximum response time to get the system operational should it fail.    

b)The types of information that will be provided as standard .

c)The minimum ‘up-time’.        

d)All of the above.

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