Definition of Total Quality Management in US English:

Total Quality Management


  • A system of management based on the principle that every staff member must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company's operations.

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Total Quality Management

/ˈtōdl ˈkwälədē ˌmanijmənt/