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dc.contributor.advisorHocevar, Susan Page
dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Gail Fann
dc.contributor.authorAtkins, Vincent B.
dc.contributor.authorThien, Robert S.
dc.dateDecember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:17:45Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:17:45Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23834
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the Cost Guard's current compliance-oriented inspections and considers Total Quality Management (TQM) as an alternative control mechanism aboard the Coast Guard's High Endurance Cutters. This cooperative analysis is based on a review of applicable literature and data gained through field interviews. The Coast Guard's use of an overlay structure to increase innovation is analyzed. Research on parallel learning structures suggests that questions remain about the impact such structures may have on transforming Coast Guard culture. A comparative analysis is used to weigh the merits of compliance systems and the self-control mechanisms of The Quality Advantage, the Coast Guard variant of TQM. A basic model of control serves as a framework for comparison. Significant differences in philosophy, control processes, and results are noted. The major goals of organizational efficiency and innovativeness are impacted differently by the two systems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/comparativeanaly00atki
dc.format.extent200 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA comparative analysis of Total Quality Management and compliance inspections as the control mechanism for the Coast Guard's afloat centralized supply systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorControl systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorInspectionsen_US
dc.subject.authorTQMen_US
dc.subject.authorParallel learning structuresen_US
dc.subject.authorCoast Guarden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Coast Guarden_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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