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This chart is based on the Kaizen Company's original OSTP comparison matrix of known quality models / organizational improvement approaches. Your practical input is valued. 

Quality model Goal
Criteria More

Balanced Scorecard 
Cohesive strategic managementCollecting and organizing insight from the management level Structured meetings with management and sustained follow-up - Financial
- Customer
- Internal business processes
- Learning and growth  

Balanced Scorecard on Wikipedia

EFQM Business Excellence Model 
Improved effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness of organizations through excellence Self-assessment and benchmark comparisonsInternal teams or external consultants - Leadership
- People
- Policy & Strategy
- Partnership and resources
- People results
- Customer results
 - Society results
- Key performance output 

EFQM Excellence Model

ISO 9001 

Meeting needs of customers and stakeholdersAssessment against standardized requirements Third party auditors - Customer focus
- Leadership
- Involvement of people
- Process approach
- System approach to management
- Continual improvement
- Factual approach to decision-making
- Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

ISO 9001


Ongoing improvement at all levels at all times Small changes that lead to cumulative compound effect and culture changeInvolvement at all employee levels Multiple 
Kaizen on Wikipedia

Organizations able to lead their own development and improvementInternally led self-assessment, improvement, prioritization and implementation Internal teams of employees trained in assessment and implementation - Leadership
- People
- Processes
- Knowledge
- Finance 
Business Change Alliance
Six Sigma
Improved process outputs by removing source of errors, variability - ultimately defects Reducing cost and/or increasing profit through multiple quality management methods with an emphasis on quantitative analysis internal infrastructure of experts in quality management methods  - Cost/profit
- Errors/variability

Six Sigma on Wikipedia 

Long-term success through customer satisfaction Maintaining and improving internal quality standards supported by an organizational culture of collaboration among diverse departments In many cases is managed by managers not dedicated 100% of their time - Product design
- Process management
- Supplier quality management
- Customer involvement
- Information & feedback
- Committed leadership
- Strategic planning
- Cross-functional training
- Employee involvement 

Total Quality Management on Wikipedia

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