In a recent survey of fourty-one Fortune 200 firms, nearly all rated the environment as a central strategic issue that strongly affects bottom-line performance. Driven by customer requirements, competitive pressures, and resource conservation opportunities, managers are rapidly developing environmental action plans that not only chnage deep-rooted corporate thinking but lead to increased profitability.
This riveting new book gives any size organization a powerful advantage in managing its environmental strategy -- by integrating it with proven total quality management (TQM) techniques that vastly improve plant and manufacturing operations.
In easy-to-read chapters, you will learn how to:
1. Apply the seven key principles of quality leaders
2. Move the environment from a compliance focus to a high-ranking strategic issue
3. Implement manufacturing techniques that promote global competitiveness
4. Comply with regulations that save billions of dollars annually and create effective pollution prevention effects
5. Measure the success of ongoing TQM practices
6. Start high-motivation employee training programs