Quality Mapping for the Competitive Advantages Enhancement of Indonesian Knitting Industry
The Indonesian small industry is still lacking in improving quality in various aspects, including raw materials,
technology and processes, and output. Therefore, as the ASEAN Economic Community progresses, if quality issues are not
addressed seriously, it will cripple the foundations of the business quickly. This research seeks to strengthen the
competitiveness by taking into account the quality of the Input-Process-Output. This research is done as descriptive analytic;
with a quantitative approach supported by the qualitative approach as well. The research unit of analysis is the Binong Jati
knitting industry center in Bandung city, with the number of sample size is 75 from 290 business units as a population, with
an error tolerance of 10%. From the results of the study, there are three categories of the importance level of quality
management, namely high, moderate, and low category. Furthermore, there are 14 elements of quality that can be mapped,
i.e. four elements in the input group, five elements in the process group and five elements in the output group. As further
research suggestion, to explore more of each existing quality elements and set the values or quality limits for each of the
resulting elements, so it is expected to be easier in the implementation of quality management in the company.
Keywords - Input-Process-Output, Quality element, Quality management.