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Business and Management
Submitted By lyndsey112
Strategic Quality Management Lyndsey Chacon University of Phoenix MGT/449 Jeffery Messinger October 11, 2009
Strategic Quality Management Quality is vitally important to any company when creating and implementing a new quality plan for a new product or service. Quality can be described as the maker or breaker for almost all business. After all customers focus more on quality and customer service more than anything else including price. In this paper, I will discuss Kudler’s quality strategies and strategic plan as well as identify and examine the process of improvement. Furthermore I will also talk about Kudler’s tools and techniques along with the significance of competitive intelligence as it relates to their organization.
The History of the Company Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale specialty food store founded by Kathy Kudler in June 1998. The business offers their customers a wide selection of both imported and domestic products from bakery, meat and seafood, to produce, cheese and dairy products, not to mention their extensive assortment of wines. Presently, Kudler Fine Foods has store locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas, California. “Kudler’s mission is to provide their customers with the finest selected foodstuff, wines, and related needs in an unparalleled consumer environment” (Apollo Group 2008). A few years after opening, Kudler Fine Foods quickly began to experience substantial growth. Therefore, the company is currently concentrating their efforts on expansion of their services, improving the efficiency of their operations, and increasing their consumer buying cycle. In order to accomplish these plans, they must first identify the type of strategic plan, strategies and tactics that are required to achieve a successful launch of the company’s new services. Strategic Plan and...