Andes Petroleum Ecuador, the Modern Congruence between Global and Local

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Since 2006, Andes Petroleum Ecuador Ltd. has been operating in the Ecuadorian regions of Sucumbios, Orellana and Pastaza. One more fact: the CEO is called Zhang Xing, an unusual name in those parts.

So what was it that made this company stand out to win ISAQ International Star Award for Quality in 2009?

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La Cruz Azul, a Cooperative that proves that Corporate Social Responsibility can be Profitable

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Can economic and social well-being go hand in hand? What if we add sports to this formula, in particular elite football?

In the following lines we will reveal the keys to a business project that has succeeded in uniting all these pieces in an exemplary way.

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Near East University Hospital takes country by storm, benefiting both Cypriots and Tourists

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On Sunday, Near East University was honored with one of the highest honors in the international world of quality, the Business Initiative Directions 2013 International Arch of Europe Award, a Quality Award comparable to the Baldrige in the United States or the Deming in Japan.

Dr. Irfan Günsel. Chairman of the Board of Trustees received the Award in Frankfurt from the President of Business Initiative Directions, Mr. Jose E. Prieto, accompanied by two other distinguished members of the Board, Mr. Ahmet Cagman and Mr. Ahmet Savasan.

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Near East University of Cyprus Delivers Message from International Quality Platform in Frankfurt

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Just a few hours before he was set to take the stage before an international audience, Dr. Irfan Günsel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University in North Cyprus, delivered an impacting message via the most prominent Turkish Media Channel, Haber TRT.

Seated at an elegant conference table before other distinguished representatives such as Ahmet Savasan, Board Member of Near East University and Kemal Göker, Representative of the TRNC in Berlin, he addressed viewers with the news of receiving the Business Initiative Directions Arch of Europe Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the world of international quality management, comparable in importance to the Malcolm Baldrige Award in the United States.

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Toyota Motors: The King of Total Quality Management


Total Quality Management (TQM) would not be what it is today without Toyota Motors.

Renowned for its lean production system, Toyota Motors is the tenth most important company in the world according to Fortune Global 500 and one of the only companies on the list to directly address TQM.

Graphs, extensive timelines and reports line the company’s website to address the evolution of TQM and Quality Control (QC) throughout its 75-year history. Continue reading