Linking QS‐9000 to quality performance outcomes

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Although many suppliers in the automotive industry have obtained quality system requirements, QS‐9000 registration/certification, there does not appear to be a direct link to all operational performance outcomes. As companies improve their quality performance as measured by parts per million, other areas such as delivery performance are experiencing missed deadlines. Organizational factors play a key role in long‐term QS‐9000 success change efforts. This presentation summarizes the results from an empirical study of Johnson Controls, a major Tier 1 supplier, and their key suppliers in the USA and Canada who participated. Although the results focus on QS‐9000, some of the theories and practical application could apply to any company desiring registration or compliance to a quality standard.

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© 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09544780110385519

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The TQM Magazine