MT435M1-1: Examine the business concepts of quality management and lean systems.
Quality management is a critical aspect of an organization’s success. In today’s highly competitive business environment, organizations must continuously strive to improve the quality of their products and services to stay ahead of their competitors. Lean system is centered on continuous improvement and strives for perfection. It encourages organizations to constantly evaluate their processes to drive efficiency.
In this assignment, you will apply critical thinking to the application of designing and implementing a quality management and lean system for a manufacturing company. The system should aim to improve the company’s efficiency, reduce waste, and ensure that the products meet the customers’ expectations. 
The informative essay will have a minimum of three full pages in which you specifically address the parts listed below. Make sure to include separate title and reference pages, use standard paragraph structure, double spacing, 12-point Times Roman font, and follow all other current APA style guidelines. Conduct research from credible sources, the Library, and your textbook to support your responses. Three references are required for the assignment. 
You can select an operations management environment of your choosing; however, ensure it is realistic and applicable, reflecting good judgment, business sense, and critical thinking skills. Consider the following topics and follow the instructions below, remembering to complete all parts of the assignment.
Develop a quality management plan that outlines the processes, procedures, and quality standards that will be implemented in the company.
Develop a lean implementation plan that will be used to reduce waste and improve efficiency in the manufacturing processes.
Describe the impact of three quality pioneers and their contribution to quality management.
A written paper summarizes the implementation of the quality management and lean system plan and describes the impact of three quality pioneers.
Minimum Submission Requirements
This assignment should be a separate MS Word document, preferably in the most current.
In .docx file format.
In addition to the current APA style title page and reference page, ensure your paper covers the assigned topics, focusing on quality. The following items provide additional guidance as to writing expectations.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
It must be written in Standard English, demonstrating exceptional content, organization, style, grammar, and mechanics.
Your paper should provide a clearly established sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well-ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Ensure your paper uses current APA style for content, with properly indented paragraphs and a minimum of three full pages covering the assigned topics to the appropriate depth.
A separate page at the end of your research paper should contain a list of references, in current APA style. Use your textbook, the Library, and the Internet for credible research.
Ensure you have at a minimum three quality references supporting your work: defining words, or using dictionaries, wikis, or encyclopedias, does not count as a quality reference, or meet university standards for credible online research.
Be sure to cite in-text citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA style. Review the current APA style found at the Writing Center. The Writing Center can be accessed in Academic Tools. Select APA Central, then “Write” at the bottom of the page. It should include a title page, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references on the references page.
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.