Quality Control - TQM, Six Sigma, ISO 9000/Logistics & Supply Chain

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The Most common method for evaluating non-economic factors in a facility location study is to use a scoring model. Why ? Would you justify it ?

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Evaluating aspects in a facility location must include all areas.  I do not believe there are any non-economic factors in any facility.  Everything has a cost.  The costs of a business regardless if it is a direct economic factor such as the costs of materials or an indirect costs such as housekeeping has a costs to the bottom line.

The scoring aspect of any model in evaluating factors in any facility can place importance on the various aspects of running a business.  Owners and managers must pay attention to all costs as it affects the profit margin.

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I cannot answer questions on Six Sigma. I cannot answer questions as they relate to software programs. I can answer questions related to TQM principles. I can answer question on ISO 9000 quality system principles and requirements as they relate to quality system procedures and instructions. I can answer questions as they relate to integrity principles and quality system/control requirements. I can answer questions related to quality control procedures and instructions. I can answer questions related to quality auditing, procedures and instructions.

Experience

I am a certified quality auditor with the American Society for Quality in Milwaulkee, Wisconsin and have been since 1992. I have over 25 years experience in quality control/system responsibilities. I have written a book titled Integrity: Do You Have It? 2nd edition. I have written over 40 articles on integrity regarding various issues and concerns in society. I have taught quality auditing classes for my work. I have experience as a quality program manager. This involved knowing the requirements, analyzing the procedures/instructions and assuring they conform to contractual requirements. I have written position descriptions for various job functions. I organized and managed a seminar related to ISO 9000 quality system requirements in the 1990's. I am also familiar with the current issue of the documents.

Organizations
I belong to the American Society for Quality and have since 1989.

Publications
My writing has appeared in the Education Division, Management Division and Quality Auditing Division of the American Society for Quality. The title of the articles was Integrity in Education, Integrity in Management and Integrity in Auditing. Other articles are published on line through ideamarketers.com and helium.com. I also have a blog on blogger.com where several articles are posted.

Education/Credentials
I am a certified quality auditor with the American Society for Quality since 1992. I have created and taught classes related to ISO 9000 quality system requirements. I have training in leadership and facilitation. I held the position of Education Chairman for 6 years for my local branch of the American Society for Quality. I am also self taught in many cases. I have learned much about quality systems through my own initiatives such as reading books, magazines and information available on the Internet. I belong to the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and read the monthly magazine which keeps me abreast of current issues and trends. My local section of ASQ has monthly meetings for which speakers present various topics of interest to quality.

Awards and Honors
I was nominated twice for excellence in my work and ranked in the top 10 in my area both times.

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