A 1996 study of the state of quality in China revealed that TQM had been 'adopted' by widespread organisations since 1979 but that poor production control procedures were costing China at least $4 billion every year. A factor influencing this was identified as the prevalence of outdated equipment among manufacturers. There was evidence to suggest that 18% of production equipment was 'backward' in terms of domestic standards, 47% of equipment was at the 'average' domestic level, 22% was at a dom...

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