Indian CEOs On Plugging Quality Gaps: Yes We Can
This article was originally published in The Gold Sheet
The leaders of six leading Indian firms were unequivocal that there is room for improvement on the quality front at a recent conference in Mumbai, but they also emphasized senior management engagement and resolve to get a "quality movement" going in their respective firms and in the domestic industry, in general.
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