The CEO has done quite a bit of reading in some of the major quality improvement programs that are available to both the company and to its vendor base. He asked you to describe how a company would go about picking one that would work best for it. He specifically asked the following questions:
- What criteria should be used?
- How would you gather information about each kind of program?
- How you would monitor whether the implementation was a success?
- Why do you think there have been a number of these major quality improvement programs over time; in other words, why hasn't one been accepted as the ideal one?