Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2012 Vol.11, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Implementation of total quality management in Bangladesh power generating sector: progress and problems

 

Authors: Azizur Rahman; Md. Kutub Uddin; Kazi Arif-Uz-Zaman; Md. Rezaul Hasan Shumon

 

Addresses:
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh

 

Abstract: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is the largest organisation of Bangladesh in power sector. BPDB has initiated some reforms to increase its managerial strength. For this purpose, it has been implementing total quality management (TQM) in 190 offices of BPDB since 2002. From 2002 to till date, is a long period of time but achievement of TQM implementation is not up to the mark. To make the implementation process faster, it requires identifying and removing the road blocks to its success. The objectives of this study are to identify the obstacles to implement TQM in BPDB and to make possible suggestions to remove these obstacles. The study identified nine factors, such as lack of higher management commitment and monitoring, Collective Bargaining Agent, improper training programme, etc., as the barriers to successful implementation of TQM. So, an understanding and removing these factors would help the BPDB to advance TQM implementation process.

 

Keywords: TQM implementation; total quality management; BPDB; Bangladesh Power Development Board; independent power plants; collective bargaining agents; barriers; management commitment; monitoring; training.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2012.046659

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012 Vol.11, No.1/2, pp.122 - 136

 

Available online: 17 Apr 2012

 

 

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