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KHAN786
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posted 11 March 2000 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KHAN786   Click Here to Email KHAN786     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AS YOU MAY BE AWARE THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT (EFQM) IS BASED ON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT RATHER THAN PROCESS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT! THIS AWARD I GUESS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, IS THERE A SIMILIAR AWARD IN USA OR REST OF THE WORLD! AND IF SO WHAT DOES IT BRIEFLY ENTAIL!
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Andy Bassett
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posted 12 March 2000 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy Bassett   Click Here to Email Andy Bassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello KHAN

I am an assessor for the Business Excellence Model and was at a assessor preparation training in Brussels last week.

The EFQM has two Business Excellence Models, one for SME's and the so called 'Big Model' as you might expect one is a bigger version of the other.

Both models are being pushed quite hard as a method of improving European efficiency (although i think towing the politicians out into the channel and sinking their boat would be more effective).

I saw somewhere on this site a article predicting the end of ISO in favour of the BEM. This hasnt happened, Although i would personally very strongly favour BEM over ISO, it takes considerable more management time to implement.

The Business Excellence Model is in effect based on the American Malcolm Baldrige Award, and i think that the Japanese equivalent is called the Deming Prize.

I beleive you have to be a European company to apply for the Award, but strangely enough you dont have to be European to join the EFQM.

Anything else you want to know? What direction are coming from with this topic.

Regards

PS Marc - As i am getting close to 100 posts would like my address so you can send the free bottle of whiskey.

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Andy B

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Marc Smith
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posted 12 March 2000 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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PS Marc - As i am getting close to 100 posts would like my address so you can send the free bottle of whiskey.
Youy must have mis-read the requirement, sorry. It's 1,000,000 posts for the booze.

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Kevin Mader
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posted 14 March 2000 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin Mader   Click Here to Email Kevin Mader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marc,

It's almost St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps you could drop a couple zeros off for our Irish contingent (LOL).

Kevin

P.S. I have an Irish first name, does that count?

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Marc Smith
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posted 14 March 2000 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dunno. Where did this come from, anyway?

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