This bibliography is in four parts: dedicated books (16 titles), journal articles and occasional papers (91), chapters/sections in books (23), and selected conference papers (10). Many consultancy web sites have explanations and concepts; these are omitted here. The period 1990-1995 saw the publication of six books (a period towards the end of the high point of TQM adoption in the West) and four in 2006-2010 (a period of popularity for 6-sigma and increasing general interest in lean production outside the automobile sector). Much of the explanation and discussion continues to fall within the quality management and operations literature, rather than in that of strategy and strategic management. Click here for the Hoshin Kanri Bibliography.
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