European Foundation for Quality Management


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European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

a body established in 1988 which awards the European Quality Award (EQA) to the most successful exponent of TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) in Western Europe each year.
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Keiper operations are based on the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model.
The essential core of their awards is the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Business Excellence Model, which has been around now for almost 20 years.
The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) is a not-for-profit organisation created in 1988.
Durham Business School is set to fly the flag for business excellence in the region after being accepted as a member of the European Foundation for Quality Management.
The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) will hand out eight European Quality Awards in Berlin during its annual forum on November 16.
Based on the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Business Excellence Model, Beta is very practical and accessible.
Based on Europe's EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model, S.O.P.
That prize was created by the European Foundation for Quality Management and it formed the basis for the Hungarian Quality Prize.
Both the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award[4] and the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model[5], on which the European Quality Award is based, have at their heart the consideration of business processes.
The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) established the European Quality Award (EQA) for the first time in 1992, mainly to accelerate the acceptance of quality as a strategy for global competitive advantage, to stimulate and assess the development of quality improvement activities, and to recognize the companies in Western Europe that demonstrate excellence in the management of quality as their fundamental process for continuous improvement (considering 1994 EQA criteria only)[24].
At a recent meeting in Luxembourg, a speaker from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM - administrators of the European Quality Award) announced that he was not going to talk about the "management of quality" but the "quality of management." This is a perfect riposte to those carping critics who suggest that TQM is the latest hype, a passing fad.
European Foundation for Quality Management, "Total Quality Management: The European Model for Self Appraisal 1994", Guidelines for Identifying and Addressing Total Quality Issues, European Foundation for Quality Management, Brussels, Belgium, 1994.

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