Month: February 2017

Total Quality Management

The fact that a company had serious problems of survival shortly after winning the award, given rise to numerous criticisms about the validity of the model itself. However Camos appointment, it is not important, perhaps, that a company can disappear after winning the award because the results more or less harmful. What is important is that continuous improvement must begin necessarily with the analysis of results. These results must be compared with those obtained in the past, with the objectives set, and what has been achieved by the best. This must be the first step in any program of continuous improvement.

The European Quality Award has been assigned together, fifty percent of possible points to the different categories of results provided. Camos shows us, this is perhaps the most significant contribution of the European model of excellence in self-diagnostic quality of management as a way to accelerate the process of transforming organizations. It can therefore be concluded that the EFQM's mission is: a To encourage and help European organizations to participate in improvement activities which lead ultimately to excellence in customer satisfaction and their employees, in their social impact and business results. a Support to managers of European organizations in accelerating the process convert the Total Quality Management a decisive factor to achieve a position of global competitiveness. In an excellent organization, the focus and deployment will be subject to regular measurement, learning activities undertaken and the results of both will identify, prioritize, plan and implement improvements.

Power Capacities

This definition of appeal also include the concept of capacity, ie, the capabilities of an enterprise will also be resources available to this account. The resources will be strictly defined as stocks of available factors that are owned or controlled by the firm (Amit and Schoemaker, 1993). In contrast, the power capacity would adequately manage the resources to perform a specific task within the company. Therefore, in this context, capacity refers to the competence of a company to deploy resources, usually in combination, using organizational processes to produce a desired end. In line with the definition of Amit and Schoemaker (1993), Grant (1991), they claim that the resources (broadly defined) are inputs in the production system and the basic unit of analysis to internal corporate level. Recognize that few resources are productive although independent, they appear to the concept of capacity.

A capability is the ability for a team of resources to perform some task or activity. While resources are the source of the company's capabilities, capabilities are the main source of their competitive advantage. But not only limited capacities to organize a coordinated set of resources, but capacity incorporate complex interactions between people and between people and other resources that make up the company. It is also the concept of organizational routines in the sense of Nelson (1991) and Nelson and Winter (1982). This indicates, that capacity is essentially a routine, or a number of interacting routines. Raven (1995) states that "the heart of any strategy is to obtain benefits from the resources and capabilities that controls the company, such as physical and financial assets, human capital, intangible assets such as brands, reputation, experience and technology.

The First Chinese Electric Car

The BYD E6 is the first Chinese power, and just received Chinese government approval to start its mass production. It will start selling in your country this semester and will arrive in the United States later this year. Electricity is not a lot, very promising. Why? Has 600 kg of batteries, so you have an electric range a bit “high”, up to 400 km without recharging. The technology of lithium-ion batteries allows quick reloads 10 minutes (50%) or an hour to fully charge. Input, better than most of its competitors electrical. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 8 seconds and reaches 160 km / h on end.

It’s a minivan with front-or total, with a cast of power from 101 to 268 hp. It is a pure electric, it only works with electricity. AWD versions have no mechanical connection between the axles, but two electric motors. Such autonomy has a price, a very high weight, 2375 kg empty. To get an idea, or heavier version of the Sang Yong Rodius is so heavy. It has five seats and a trunk of 365 liters, more worthy of a compact. You do not have the best performance, but their efficiency is unbeatable by any competitor petrol or diesel. Its price in China is 300,000 yuan, the exchange less than 32,000 euros.

According to the Project Web MOVELE could be in Europe this semester as well since they hit the market says the March 14, 2010. The price is not defined but is a candidate for a major grant and 2000E Plan. With a price around 24,000 euros because of the subsidies, would become a candidate to fight for the minivan segment, especially in people living near the city, and the cost per mile would be more than attractive. Logical questions remain to be clarified such as the veracity of these figures, safety, durability, etc.

Using Blinds for Effect

Privacy has been a critical factor for people throughout the course of history, so the development of some items such as blinds have contributed greatly to this is not breached. The blinds are a kind of blind or curtain fold, this can be done in several common materials such as cloth, canvas and plastic sheeting, so that the blinds are an easy to store compact element. The blinds are divided into two areas, these are: Blinds fold: They are designed for the purpose of collecting the cloth be kept in the top of the window or place where situated, usually this type of blinds are very common in halls and rooms, where they are used to provide privacy, not to mention they are a much sought after decorative element. Roller Blinds: As the name suggests these are rolled at the time they saved, because its base is a tube with a winding system, these blinds are often used as a display screen for projecting video images using the beam or any other system of projected images, but we must not ignore the fact that they are also very common in homes and workplaces. It is good to note that these two types of blinds have options such as rolling or folding car by motor systems, not to mention that the latest offer the option to save or open depending on factors such as temperature and light, but can also be programmable time.

The decoration is a common practice is enhanced by the comfort of the blinds, as the vast variety of materials, sizes and colors in which these are built, make them adaptable to any place or circumstance. The use of blinds can vary widely at present, some other applications where these can be very helpful are: Blinds for photography: These are shown in the photograph as an element of vital importance, offering a variety of visual options . At present some blinds are specially designed for the development of photography.

Blinds for projections: these are primarily designed to play the role of screen, the most popular blinds in this activity are the screens of cinemas and convention centers. Blinds for decoration are designed to make it a colorful decoration, some blinds today are designed with pictures and reliefs, in order to improve the decor. It is proper to note that the evolution of the blinds has reached the point that some of them have systems responsible for issuing odors, complementing the visuals with the smell. In conclusion, the invention of the blinds has been an important part in the development of some activities as decoration and other such as photography, where even though you had a leading role, as an important element for the proper development of it. According to the above and there is no valid excuse for not having a curtain in each of our homes, so when redecorating the best recommendation is to go where a skilled in the art, so that it can advise on the location of our blinds to maximize their capabilities decorative.


Productive activity increases, and in turn becomes more diverse, creating multiple differences between the organizations and what they offer. Analyze the trend of clients increases intelligence, power and customer demand. Customers are critical and demanding when buying a property and / or services. Knowing the constant changes in technology, as new technologies enter the market and thereby to our organizations. Clearly the world of computers and technology is advancing fast and drowns organizations greater automation. Analyze the behavior and trends in human resources as it grows in quantity and quality the size of the workforce. There are more and better development of human resources, because it is a requirement to belong to an organization that wants or is within the global competition.

The constant changing environment. The above-mentioned, definitely are potential indicators that influence change and constant adaptation. These indicators give the attitude of uncertainty and where organizations face: An Endless full growth changes associated with many options or alternatives. Integration is complex because an unknown number of organizations where each offers a different alternative and style. Continuous bombardment of goods and services. The market competition intensifies. Decreases the mass production and mass market. It is produced based on orders, contracts.

Conclusions To survive in the modern world requires strong leadership, an intense focus on customers and their needs, and a superior design and execution of processes. Reengineering is one of the tools that companies must own and know how to use those requirements to acquire prey to success. It is not a magic formula, which aims to solve the uneven than the present time present, but rather a well-used tool that can generate organizations that implement the achievements reached expected, contributes to, those who manage, work in it change their way of thinking and doing things. And foster the changes required to ensure proper operation, especially in the production process Take into account that the ultimate purpose of the change is to increase competitive advantage and when this goal is clearly stated, however you can go and participation of all the company can be precisely focused. The best way to ensure that workers see the change is through its most important objective: winning.

What We Can Learn From Film

What is your message to the business world? My message despite the time of crisis we are facing is of hope in the future. If we look at the great crisis and overcome successfully crossed over from history, have served to strengthen the industrial and financial sector and to generate new tools and process control; also not forget that thanks to such crises created new opportunities, major agreements were signed and alliances, and we must not forget either that today we have tools transmission information which, for instance, was not expected during the Great Depression of the 29th, and whose origin was also in the financial sector inordinate desire for overvaluing their assets. 10. Question out of place or out of focus: What is your favorite film and why? Difficult to answer for a modest apprentice film buff and lover of the 7th art, so that should give you an endless list of films that for one reason or another I have been pleased. If you let me I will enumerate only three, in order of preference if not chronologically. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) this film would emphasize the interpretation of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the chemistry that makes the action pass is spectacular, also, the direction of Michael Curtiz and his mastery of the drawings, photography and play with light and shadow is simply superb. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) As in the previous case, as not to highlight the impressive work of Spielberg’s direction, but to highlight Above all the story and the message and the values transmitted the story plot of Film.

Matrix (Wachowski Brothers, 1999). In addition to highlighting the great work and leadership of Larry and Andy Wachowski’s spectacular and innovative special effects used for the first time, as the “bullet time” (bullet time), highlight the fact that this film, I think after watching many again made us reflect on the basic concept of philosophy as to whether the world around us is real or fake. Finally, include the soundtrack of the film. Pere Thanks for answering questions this conference Cristoff Gill,