Quality Management in SMEs

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The large enterprise which has more than 250 employees is just 0.1 percentages of the total enterprises. This indicates the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises. It accounts for more than fifty percent of employment and turnover in the UK. The majority of these small and medium-size organizations are part of the value chain of the production process of large organizations or other organizations. These are suppliers and vendors of various products and materials. The quality of the products of these organizations is crucial for the quality of the products of those organizations which use these products as an essential part or raw material for their organization. This indicates the importance of the quality concerns of the production material and process for these segments as well. Apart from that these organizations form a large employment sector. The appropriate working condition impacts society as a whole. This research proposal aims to study the significance of the quality management concerns of the SMEs in the recent past. The first section of the paper covers the research question and objectives, followed by the literature review and methodology. This is followed by the timescale and resources which would be required for the study.Quality management in SMEs has been one of the interesting topics of research in business studies. One of the core areas of this study has been the varying definition of SMEs, which have made the topic complex to study. First of all for studying the significance of the quality management concerns of SMEs in the recent past it is important to understand various quality management tools and standards adopted by SMEs of various sectors. These sectors can be manufacturing, service, agriculture, or any other. This understanding will give an insight into the quality management tools adopted in SMEs which will include crucial information like when it has been implemented and what kind of changes resulted.