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Customer Satisfaction Measurement Model Based on QFD

Yumin Liu (Business School, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan, P.R. China)
Jichao Xu (Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautics, Zhengzhou Henan, 450052, P.R. China)

Asian Journal on Quality

ISSN: 1598-2688

Article publication date: 21 August 2003


With the development of the American Customer satisfaction index (ACSI), research on customer satisfaction measurement or evaluation methods have become significant in the last decade. Most of international customer satisfaction barometers or indices are evolved based on the cause and effect relationship model of ACSI. Of critical importance to validity of customer satisfaction indices is how to construct a measurement attribute or indicator model and provide an effective implementation method effectively. Quality Funcion Deployment (QFD) is a very useful tool for translating the customer voice into product design through quality engineering. In fact, this is a methodology for measuring and analyzing evaluation indicators by their relationship matrix. In this paper, we will make an effort to integrate the framework of QFD into teh measurement problem of customer satisfaction, and also develop a new multi‐phase QFD model for evaluation of Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI). From the houses of quality in this model, the evaluation indicators impacting on customer’s global satisfaction are identified by means of their relationship matrix. Then the evaluation indicator hierarchy and its measurement method for the customer satisfaction index are presented graphically. Furthermore, survey data from the Chinese autombobile maintenance sector and a relevant case study are utilized to show the implementation method of the QFD model used to measure and analyze of customer satisfaction.



Liu, Y. and Xu, J. (2003), "Customer Satisfaction Measurement Model Based on QFD", Asian Journal on Quality, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 101-122.




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