Productivity and Quality in Smart Manufacturing Systems

Risk Management on Quality Improvement Project: Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis

Wiwik Sulistiyowati , Mokh Suef , and Moses Laksono Singgih

Extended Abstract

The article aims to provide an overview of academic studies on Risk Management on Quality Improvement Project, based on Scopus database publications from 2000 to 2020. Several 2000 abstract articles of peer-reviewed journals connected with risk management on a quality improvement project were reviewed. VOS viewer software was used to investigate the bibliometric research method and bibliographic display maps. There are three phases to the bibliometric research process, they are search criteria and source identification, software and data extraction, and then data analysis and interpretation. Based on Bibliometric Analysis, three areas have a lot of great subject areas to publish from 2000 to 2020. The three subject areas are Medicine (1281 works documents, 53%), Engineering (289 works documents, 16,04%), and Computer Science (148 works documents, 6,16%). The results of this analysis indicate that the topic of risk management for quality improvement projects is still carried out separately, namely risk management is discussed separately and quality improvement projects are discussed on the topic of its research. Thus, in this study, we will apply risk management to quality improvement projects in the manufacturing industry.

Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis, Risk Management, Review, Quality Improvement Project.


Quality improvement is a continuous process, which occurs at all stages of the production process of a product. Therefore, in carrying out the improvement process, the most important thing is to comprehensively find problems at each stage of the process (Florent et al., 2009). Quality is the most important element to produce products by consumer expectations (Okay & Semiz, 2013). The function of quality is to ensure the product meets quality requirements (Li, 2011). Based on ISO 9000, the implementation of risk management is mandatory. Described in the introduction to the general section and appendix B, it is explained that the design and implementation of an organization’s quality management system are influenced by: a) the organization’s environment, changes in that environment, and the risks associated with that environment; b) different needs; c) special objectives; d) products provided; e) the process used; f) the size and structure of the organization.



According to Figure 2, the data between 2000 to 2020, a total of 2280 scientific documents met the exclusion and inclusion criteria. According to the type of document, the Risk Management on Quality Improvement Project topic was separated into four groups: article (80,6 %); Conference Paper (18,1 %); Book Chapter (1,0 %), and Book (0,3 %).


In conclusion, the academic literature using VOS Viewer was determined theory-related risk management on quality improvement projects. The study’s first objective identified how much risk management on quality improvement project research publications explicitly apply theory in their investigations. The second objective outlined the contours of theory-related risk management on quality improvement project research and determined the risk management on quality improvement project aspects being studied or overlooked. Generally, the study discovered that discussion on theory-related risk management on quality improvement project research is relatively limited, with lopsidedly divided towards selected study areas. Hence, there is a need to apply a systematic and theory-driven approach in determining risk management on quality improvement project development effectiveness. The present study provided insights into theory-related risk management on quality improvement project researches in various international journals.

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