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Local Author's Work Translated to Indonesian Language


FORT WALTON BEACH---- The 4th edition of Dr. David Goetsch's book "Quality Management", has been translated into the Indonesian language for use in that country by Prentice Hall's Asian Division. Goetsch is provost of the Okaloosa-Walton Community College/University of West Florida Fort Walton Beach Campus. This is the first foreign translation of one of his more than 50 books. "Quality Management" was co-authored with Stan Davis, retired manufacturing executive from the Harris Corporation and an adjunct instructor at OWCC. The book is widely used by colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.

Goetsch noted that as more western countries, such as the U.S., move labor-intensive manufacturing operations "off-shore" to countries such as China, Indonesia and India, consistent quality is often a concern. "Books such as 'Quality Management' help companies learn how to continually improve quality and productivity and, by doing so, thrive in the intensely competitive global marketplace, "Goetsch said.

Goetsch writes extensively about engineering technology, quality management, safety management, organizational development, economic development, and education. He currently has a five-book contract with Prentice Hall to write a series of books for technology companies and technical professionals on customer service, teamwork, leadership, strategic planning, and change management. The first in the series, "Effective Customer Service For Technical Professionals", is currently in production at Prentice Hall with a projected release date of April 2003.

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