Famous advice on Quality

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Reliability and quality of products, processes and services have become vital ingredients of successful enterprises. In today's highly competitive business and industrial environments, it is mandatory that top management is fully conversant with new thinking, techniques and developments in the field, so they can take a competitive lead-and maintain it. Equipment maintenance and availability, gauging, calibration and measurement, life cycle costing, marketing aspects of quality, product liability, product testing techniques and systems, quality function deployment, reliability and quality education and training, productivity and adjusting and assessment and certification, statistical quality control, system modeling including simulation, and teamwork, these are just some of the major issues in quality management and supply chain management today. This page provides fresh perspectives to quality by great thinkers on quality, hopefully inspiring those working in the field of quality improvement.

The wisest quality management advice


Quality is not an act. It is a habit.

Aristotle 384BC-322BC, Greek philosopher and scientist, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great


Everything can be improved.

C. W. Barron


Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for.

Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru


Professionalism means consistency of quality.

Frank Tyger


It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca 5BC-65AD, Roman tragedian, philosopher, and counselor to Nero, Epistles

The wittiest quality management advice


I consider a bad bottle of Heineken to be a personal insult to me.

Freddy Heineken, founder of Dutch beer giant


It is a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham 1874-1965, French-born English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer


Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it.

Philip Crosby 1926 2001, American business philosopher and writer on quality


There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.

John Ruskin 18191900, English critic and social theorist


It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Mahatma Gandhi 1869 1948, Indian deep thinker and constant experimenter

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