This book provides a unique performance measurement system (KBEMS) built upon the critical success factors for organizational excellence by providing sound methodology based on system modeling and system for performance measurement approach currently in use and then developed new models (KBEM, KBS & KBEMS). The new models are then tested and validated by using empirical data and statistical methods. Various case studies and examples in this book provide application in certain sectors. Most importantly the generic model (KBEMS) developed in this book can easily be adopted in any organization for any sector which in turn will provide a robust, valid, effective and easy to use performance measurement system to achieve Organizational Excellence. Finally with the help of empirical data a comparison method was suggested using the new KBEM model with EFQM and MBNQA frameworks. Professor Kanji, who is the Director of Kanji Quality Culture Ltd, is also Emeritus Professor of applied statistics at Sheffield Hallam University. He is also the founder editor of the two international journals namely, Journal of Applied Statistics and that of Total Quality Management. With a career spanning 38+ years in the field of statistics and quality, incorporating teaching, publishing journals and books, writing technical papers and presenting research findings around the world, Professor Kanji is an enthusiastic teacher, trainer, researcher and innovator. Having published more than 70 research papers and 15 books in Statistics and Total Quality Management, Professor Kanji is a very active fellow member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a promoter of ASQ in the UK. He was appointed as Vice Chair of the International Chapter of the ASQ for Europe and the Middle East. In addition to presenting papers at other high profile international conferences he presents papers at the Annual ASQ Congress. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Statisticians and of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the International Statistical Institute and an Academician of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ). As a renowned teacher and consultant, his lectures have inspired audiences and individuals around the world and as Chairman of the EMPTQM group he has helped to develop a European Masters programme in Total quality management under the umbrella of EFQM. Professor Kanji has organized and chaired 8 World Congresses for Total quality Management, in the UK, Russia and Italy, Dubai and has been appointed by the European Commission to act as a technical expert for the development of the European Customer Satisfaction Index. Through his company, Kanji Quality Culture Ltd., he has introduced a Business Excellence Model to measure stakeholders' satisfaction within organizations. He has been appointed President of the European Society for Organizational Excellence (ESOE), Vice-President of the International Foundation for Customer Focus IFCF) and visiting professor at Leicester University. He has received (2002) Grant Medal from ASQ.
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