From Total Quality Control to Lean Six Sigma

Evolution of the Most Important Management Systems for the Excellence

  • Andrea Chiarini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


The main purpose of this paper is to compare and discuss the evolution of six important management systems: Japanese Total Quality Control (JTQC), Total Quality Management (TQM), Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge, Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Lean Thinking and Six Sigma. Indeed the contribution of this work lies in the concurrent analysis and classification, by the means of a literature review, of the results and critical implementation factors of the six systems. Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) has been used to classify the findings from the literature review.


BPR Deming Lean Six Sigma TQC TQM

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea Chiarini
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  1. 1.Chiarini & Associati srlBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2657-5
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2658-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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