Before you start making a TQM diagram, it is necessary to know the meaning of the various symbols that are used in it.
these symbols is essential for presenting your diagrams according to the right
mix of shapes. Below is an explanation for the meaning of different TQM symbols.
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Storage represents the merging or storage of
multiple processes or information as one.
Procedure represents that predefined process or
subroutine. This essentially means that a process has occurred. This symbol
is often used to define sub-processes.
Operation displays process steps
which may be automated or require manual work by hand.
Issue layouts the action of supplying or
distributing an item for use, sale, or official purposes.
Organization function represents the principle
of specialization based on function or role.
Decision is used when a decision is necessary,
e.g. Yes/No or True/False.
Inspection shows an Inspection point in the
Feedback arrow If there are feedback arrows,
make sure feedback loop is closed.
Database shows data storage.
Off-Page Reference shows a continuation of a TQM
to another page and is used as an alternative to a circle.
Connector shows a jump in the process flow from
one process to another.
To create TQM diagram, programs designed specifically
for the purpose of creating TQM are particularly well-suited to the task.
Other TQM Tools
A TQM Drawing Guide
TQM Symbol Legend
Quality Function Deployment
Six Sigma Matrix
House of Quality Chart
Cause and Effect