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Self-Assessment Methodology: The Route to Business Excellence

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) business excellence model is a popular tool for use in organizational self-assessment. There is little evidence, however, that this or any other assessment methodology helps organizations link areas identified for improvement to business action plans at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. A possible solution to this problem is proposed using multiple criteria decision-making and the evidential reasoning approach in the self-assessment process. The intelligent decision system (IDS) can improve deployment of the self-assessment process and provide accurate and fast scoring for the organization.

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  • Topics: Global Quality, Process Management
  • Keywords: Self assessment,Decision making,European Union (EU),International quality study (IQS),Organizational design,Business process reengineering (BPR)
  • Author: Ahmed, A.M.; Yang, J.B.; Dale, B.G.
  • Journal: Quality Management Journal