Quality management framework for the SME's food processing industry in Malaysia

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Abstract

Previous literatures have demonstrated a significant research gap in terms of the quality of the management practices in the organizational performances of the SMEs particularly in the food processing industry in Malaysia. Subsequently, an exploratory study is conducted to verify the proposed critical success factors (CSF) and the model constructs for SMEs in the Malaysian food industry that is in line with these practices. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify CSF of quality management practices of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Malaysian food industry and to develop a conceptual framework of quality management practices based on the Total Quality Management (TQM) in relationto the organizational performance of the SMEs in the food processing industry in Malaysia. The quality management framework consists of leadership, corporate planning, human resource management, customer focus, supplier focus, information management, process management and quality assurance as the CSF. Finding from the exploratory study has supported the proposed constructs and results show that the instrument is reliable in measuring the construct. Thus, this study is important to support the SMEs in the food processing industry in Malaysia to manage and prioritize the implementation of QM in order to improve the organizational performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-164
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Food Research Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Food-Processing Industry
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food industry
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Total Quality Management
Information Management
human resources management
information management
leadership
Research
quality control
planning
small and medium enterprises

Keywords

  • Food industry
  • Framework
  • Malaysia
  • Quality management
  • SMEs
  • TQM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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Quality management framework for the SME's food processing industry in Malaysia. / Talib, H. H A; Mohd Ali, Khairul Anuar; Idris, Fazli.

In: International Food Research Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2013, p. 147-164.

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