Sunday, January 23, 2005

What is Quality Integration all about?

Quality integration implies professional quality activities integrated with business leadership and management of any kinds of organizations. Quality integration relates to quality management (QM) and quality assurance (QA) principles, tools, and practical solutions (procedures) especially covering subject areas considered within the internationally recognized ISO 9000 standards and performance excellence models (quality awards criteria). Standards and excellence models are very similar general references for QM. Also applications and best practices in recognized world-class companies and thoughts of well known quality gurus cover the same topics. Well-known international and national quality related movements reflect the same issues, too.

Implementing quality integration takes place naturally within the strategic development of an organization. Therefore quality integration is always necessarily an organization-dedicated solution and it places emphasis on continual business improvements. In fact, that is very similar with the organizational learning.