Title: Quality Insights: The DEJI Model for quality Design, Evaluation, Justification, and Integration

Authors: Adedeji B. Badiru

Addresses: Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH, USA

Abstract: Quality is at the intersection of efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. Efficiency provides the framework for quality in terms of resources and inputs required to achieve the desired level of quality. Effectiveness comes into play with respect to the application of product quality to meet specific needs and requirements of an organisation. Productivity is an essential factor in the pursuit of quality as it relates to the throughput of a production system. To achieve the desired levels of quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, a new research framework must be adopted. In this column, we present a potential quality enhancement model for quality design, evaluation, justification, and integration (DEJI) based on the product development application presented by Badiru (2012). The model is relevant for research efforts in quality engineering and technology applications.

Keywords: DEJI model; quality design; quality evaluation; quality justification; quality integration; product development; product quality; quality improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQET.2014.067001

International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2014 Vol.4 No.4, pp.369 - 378

Received: 29 Sep 2014
Accepted: 06 Oct 2014

Published online: 19 Jan 2015 *

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