(solution) MGMT 434/534: Quality Management

(solution) MGMT 434/534: Quality Management

MGMT 434/534: Quality Management Research Assignment; 20 points Due: Monday, April 18 Each student will write two 2 – 3 page reviews of professional magazine or academic journal articles dealing with quality. Normally, the articles you select should not be more than 10 years old. However, classic articles in the field (such as those by Deming, Juran, Taguchi, etc.) or articles referenced in the textbook (see chapter endnotes) are also permitted, no matter how old. The reviews should be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs, 1.25-inch left and right margins, and 1-inch top and bottom margins (identical to this document). Use the article titles and the journal names as the titles of your reviews. Attach a copy of the first page of the article at the end of each review. Do not staple the two reviews together. The reviews are due in class (as “hard copy”) on Monday, April 18th. The reviews should clearly and concisely explain the importance of the article’s results in ordinary language. You may express an opinion about the article, but this is not required. The reviews will be graded on CONTENT (what you wrote), ORGANIZATION (how you structured what you wrote), and MECHANICS (grammar, spelling, and punctuation). Some journals available through the IUP library include: Quality Progress (highly recommended) Quality Engineering Quality Assurance Quality & Reliability Engineering International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management In addition, there are several journals that address specific industries, such as health care, education, and manufacturing. You should use professional magazines or academic journals, but if there is an exceptional newspaper article on quality, that will be acceptable. However, only one newspaper article will be permitted.