Quality Management Essay

2736 Words Oct 13th, 2015 11 Pages
Total Quality Management

I. Company Background

The success of Frito Lay is a tribute to two entrepreneur’s dreams. In 1932, C.E. Doolin purchased a bag of corn chips in a café in San Antonio, Texas. He learned that the chips manufacturer was selling his business so he purchased the recipe and began selling Fritos Corn Chip.

Meanwhile, that same year, Herman W. Lay began his potato chip business in Nashville by delivering snack foods. He then purchased the manufacturer, and the H.W. Lay & Company was formed. It soon became one of the largest snack food companies in the Southeast, and LAY'S brand Potato Chips is still America's favorite potato chip.

In 1961, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay Company merged to become Frito-Lay, Inc.
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To achieve LEED for Existing Buildings Gold certification, the company's Beloit sustainability strategy included applying a number of green design and construction features, water reduction technologies and practices, as well as improved waste management. With these strategies in place, Frito-Lay Beloit was able to reduce its dependence by 35 percent of natural gas, 20 percent electricity and water by 50 percent per pound of finished product since 2000.

EPA and DOE Partner of the Year for conservation leadership (2006-09)

Frito-Lay, one of a select number of businesses and organizations, was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for energy conservation. To unceasingly develop innovative programs that will improve our business performance and protect the environment by taking full advantage of the use of natural resources, is Frito-Lay's promise to sustainability, while recycling or removing ineffective or polluting resources from our processes. Over the years, the company has willingly developed and implemented programs aimed at environmental sustainability.

One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies (2010-2011)

One of the companies that were named Most Innovative Companies is Frito Lay for its plan to move all 32 of its plants to zero-waste status. The snack giant has completed what is perhaps an even more ambitious project: a 75% net-zero energy plant that

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