Quality Improvement: Basic Principles and Practices
The ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) certification introduces the basics of quality to organizations and individuals who are new to quality. This book, and the Body of Knowledge (BoK) it supports, form a foundation for applying proven quality principles and practices that are used around the world.
This handbook follows the CQIA BoK in both content and sequence. Let it serve as your guide in preparing for the ASQ CQIA examination, and refer to it frequently as you learn and implement these ideas and tools in your organization. ASQ’s experts help you navigate:
Quality terms, benefits, and philosophies
Team organization, roles, responsibilities, and dynamics
Continuous improvement concepts, processes, and tools
Root cause analysis and risk management
Supplier and customer relationships
This edition features ample material that stretches beyond the content of the BoK, making it useful for any quality practitioner–not just those who plan to become certified. In this book, you ll find a thorough overview of quality tools and history–presented in an accessible manner and easily understood by non-engineers. Start on your quality path here.