In short, many research issues need to be addressed in order to develop a methodology for TDQM. Much research has been conducted toward this goal, and the proposed TDQM methodology builds upon and utilizes these efforts.
The proposed TDQM methodology is based on accumulated research and extended practical experiences.
In applying the TDQM methodology, an organization must: (1) clearly articulate the IP in business terms; (2) establish an IP team consisting of a senior executive as the TDQM champion, an IP engineer who is familiar with the TDQM methodology, and members who are information suppliers, manufacturers, consumers, and IP managers; (3) teach IQ assessment and IQ management skills to all the IP constituencies; and (4) institutionalize continuous IP improvement.
A schematic of the TDQM methodology is shown in Figure 1.
In applying this TDQM methodology, one must first define the characteristics for the IP, assess the IP's information quality requirements, and identify the information manufacturing system for the IP.
Wang a pioneer and international known leader in the date quality field, adapted Deming's method of defining, measuring, analyzing and improving products to the information manufacturing environment, and proposed TDQM, which emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement and delivery of high-quality information products (Hakim, 2007).
Proposed TDQM methodology is based on research and accumulated experience.
The scheme at the figure 1 presents the TDQM methodology.
(2) Establish an IP team considering of a senior executive as the TDQM champion, an IP engineer who is familiar with the TDQM methodology, and members who are information suppliers, manufactures, consumers, and IP managers