Anastasia Efimova, Petr Briš
Quality 4.0 for Processes and Customers
Periodikum: Quality Innovation Prosperity
Klíčová slova: TQM; lean six sigma; industry 4.0; quality 4.0
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Methodology/Approach: Two aspects were analysed in order to achieve the goal – the influence of Industry 4.0 on quality management and the influence of Quality 4.0 on customer satisfaction. The paper is based on a literature review and a pilot study based on questionnaires prepared for research purposes.
Findings: It was found out that the emergence of new technologies is beneficial for Quality Management processes and customer satisfaction. Moreover, the influence is greatly described by the amount of data now available for analysis. However, as the concept of Quality 4.0 is in its infancy, the necessary change is still required.
Research Limitation/Implication: As the research was conducted in the Czech Republic, the results are limited according to the territory. Also, the study was based on the literature review available from SCOPUS and WoS databases in English, thus further studies of available literature in other languages might be needed.
Originality/Value of paper: Although the quality tools that are used in Quality 4.0 are already known and accepted the influence of advanced technologies on quality management is not clear. In this paper an attempt is made to understand the influence.