Definitions for "Total Quality Control"
A management approach advocating the involvement of all employees in the continuous improvement process-not-just quality control specialists.
The action of controlling the quality standard in order to perfect the quality of products or services rendered and thus achieve customer satisfaction. TQC is sometimes also applied in conjunction with just-in-time production, where it adds to the quality control aspects already inherent in JIT.
A concept of the quality operation of a business that includes policy deployment, quality control teams, cross-function quality groups, 5S techniques of good housekeeping, the seven tools of quality, and the Deming cycle of plan-do-check-act, to involve everyone in all areas of the business to meet customer needs.
The process of creating and producing the total composite good and service characteristics by marketing, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, etc., through which the good and service will meet the expectations of customers.