Introducing Quality System in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Experience Report

  • Lerina Aversano
  • Gerardo Canfora
  • Giovanni Capasso
  • Giuseppe A. Di Lucca
  • Corrado A. Visaggio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3009)


The institutionalization of a Quality System improves the levels of technical and managerial efficiency of Enterprises. Moreover, the market itself solicits the acquisition of a Quality Certification for getting a steady confirmation of Enterprise’s capabilities. The introduction of a Quality System in Small and Medium Enterprises can entail prohibitive costs for them and affect their agility and flexibility. The paper proposes a lightweight approach as a solution to either avoid or reduce such drawbacks; it consists of a method for re-designing processes and a software system to control and monitoring processes’ execution. Consequently, a research question arises: is the approach suitable for establishing a Quality System effectively in a Small Medium Enterprise? In order to have a preliminary evaluation of the proposed approach, a case study has been carried out in an Italian Enterprise, aiming at owning VISION 2000 Certification.


Quality System Experience Report Medium Enterprise Operative Instruction Quality Certification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lerina Aversano
    • 1
  • Gerardo Canfora
    • 1
  • Giovanni Capasso
    • 2
  • Giuseppe A. Di Lucca
    • 1
  • Corrado A. Visaggio
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre On Software TechnologyUniversità degli Studi del Sannio RCOSTBenevento
  2. 2.Elisys S.r.l.Casagiove (Caserta)

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