Surviving the transition to total quality, the history of TQM at international rectifier

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According to recent studies, between two-thirds and four-fifths of the companies attempting to implement total quality concepts report no meaningful improvements in performance. This article describes the evolution of the total quality transformation as it is taking place at International Rectifier Corporation, an international manufacturer of power semiconductors. Two potentially deadly obstacles to continuous improvement are presented, as well as methods of mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAUTOFACT, Conference Proceedings
PublisherPubl by SME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0872634302
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventAUTOFACT'92 Conference Proceedings - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: Sep 10 1992Sep 12 1992

Publication series

NameAUTOFACT, Conference Proceedings


ConferenceAUTOFACT'92 Conference Proceedings
CityDetroit, MI, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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