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Title: QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN ETHIOPIAN FOOD PROCSSING INDUSTRIES A Case Study at D.H. GEDA P.L.C. & ELFORA Agro-Industries
Authors: Ezra, Tsegaye
Advisors: Dr. Ing. Daniel Kitaw
Copyright: Nov-2004
Date Added: 3-Nov-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Like most industries in Ethiopia, the food processing industries are suffering from quality related problems. These problems include poor performance of products in the export market, low quality and insufficient raw material supply, low product confidence due to lack of quality assurance systems and increased pressure from high quality and competitive products in the local market. The proposed solution is to implement a properly developed Quality Management System (QMS) in the industry. Based on the assessment of two cases in the food processing industries (D.H.GEDA & ELFORA Agro-Industries) and other information, seven main components and three minor elements have been identified for this QMS. The first deals with the role of managers and owners, which includes leadership, decision-making and organization related to quality. Quality issues related to raw material and inputs are addressed in the supplier-relationship. Quality design is where customer based products are developed. Quality improvement is the general approach that must be adopted to improve processes and product. Quality control activities are carried out to minimize defect during processing. Quality assurance deals with meeting internationally recognized system to assure product/process quality. To improve the QMS quality review and audits are used. Although they are partially discussed in the main components, elements such as quality manuals, cost of quality, and customers need more focus. This QMS can alleviate a considerable proportion of problems in the industry. As the food processing industry dominates the manufacturing industry, such exertion will have tremendous impact on the overall performance of the economy.
Description: For The Partial Fulfillment of A Post Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1605
Appears in:Thesis - Mechanical Engineering

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