So you’ve been asked to lead a quality control initiative? Or maybe you’ve been assigned to a quality team. Perhaps you’re a CEO whose main concern is to make your company faster, more efficient, and less expensive. Whatever your role is, quality control is a critical concept in every industry and profession. Quality Control For Dummies is the straightforward, easy guide to improving your company’s quality. It covers all of today’s available options and provides expert techniques for introducing quality methods to your company, collecting data, designing quality processes, and more. This hands-on guide gives you all the tools you’ll ever need to enhance your company’s quality, including:
- Understanding the importance of quality standards
- Putting fundamental quality control methods to use
- Listening to your customer about quality issues
- Whipping quality control into shape with Lean
- Working with value stream mapping
- Focusing on the 5S method
- Supplement a process with Kanban
- Fixing tough problems with Six Sigma
- Using QFD to win customers over
- Improving you company with TOC
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
The Seventh Edition of Introduction to Statistical Quality Control provides a comprehensive treatment of the major aspects of using statistical methodology for quality control and improvement. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control and statistically designed experiments for process characterization, optimization, and process robustness studies. The seventh edition continues to focus on DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control--the problem-solving strategy of six sigma) including a chapter on the implementation process. Additionally, the text includes new examples, exercises, problems, and techniques. Statistical Quality Control is best suited for upper-division students in engineering, statistics, business and management science or students in graduate courses.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 10/10/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 768 pages
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma--what they are, how they work, and which to useThe Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. The only guide that groups tools by purpose and use, this hands-on reference provides:
- Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts
- Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy
- Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/13/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
This two volume book set provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the state-of-the-art molecular biological diagnostic strategies that are currently used in a wide variety of disciplines. The volumes cover:
- Clinical microbiology and virology
- Clinical chemistry
- Veterinary medicine
- Plant Pathology
- Food safety
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 07/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Engineering Crystallography: From Molecule to Crystal to Functional Form (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology)
This book highlights the current state-of-the-art regarding the application of applied crystallographic methodologies for understanding, predicting and controlling the transformation from the molecular to crystalline state with the latter exhibiting pre-defined properties. This philosophy is built around the fundamental principles underpinning the three inter-connected themes of Form (what), Formation (how) and Function (why). Topics covered include: molecular and crystal structure, chirality and ferromagnetism, supramolecular assembly, defects and reactivity, morphology and surface energetics. Approaches for preparing crystals and nano-crystals with novel physical, chemical and mechanical properties include: crystallisation, seeding, phase diagrams, polymorphic control, chiral separation, ultrasonic techniques and mechano-chemistry. The vision is realised through examination of a range of advanced analytical characterisation techniques including in-situ studies. The work is underpinned through an unprecedented structural perspective of molecular features, solid-state packing arrangements and surface energetics as well as in-situ studies. This work will be of interest to researchers, industrialists, intellectual property specialists and policy makers interested in the latest developments in the design and supply of advanced high added-value organic solid-form materials and product composites.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 07/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 478 pages
Recent quality problems have led to many recalls of products in the automotive as well as in the food and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Consequences have been often dramatic, both from a human and financial point of view.QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) is a major innovation in the field of Quality management. It is combining management and attitude in order to solve in a simple and logical way most of the production and functional problems.Valeo, one of the world leading equipment suppliers has been using QRQC for over 10 years. QRQC had allowed the Valeo Group to change its quality measurement scale from PPM (Parts Per Million) to PPB (Parts Per Billion).The QRQC approach relies on two pillars:• The San Gen Shugi attitude, based on the “3 real” principles which aim at going to the “real place (Gen-ba), with the “real parts” (Gen-bustu) and the real data/facts (Gen-jitsu)• A management activity composed of 4 steps: Detection, Communication, Analysis and Verification
Published by: Maxima | Publication date: 06/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Agile Product Management: User Stories: How to capture, and manage requirements for Agile Product Management and Business Analysis with Scrum (scrum, ... development, agile software development)
User Stories - Requirements Management with Agile just got easier!Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “User Stories: How to capture, and manage requirements for Agile Product Management and Business Analysis with Scrum”.In this class, you will be given proven methods to create, maintain and manage your requirements using user stories as part of an agile scrum team.I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a full introduction to the concept of agile user stories for managing product requirements. I then walk you step by step through everything involved in managing requirements using user stories including writing, combining and splitting complex user stories. Following this, I give you a complete overview of epics and themes and how they can be used to capture and group complex requirements in any team or business. Along the way, I give you plenty of examples and give you best practices for working with user stories within agile scrum. In this class, you will learn:•What User Stories are and why they are so powerful for capturing requirements in complex projects•Feel confident in writing user stories for any project•Understand what a Requirements Spec is and Why they are less flexible than a Product Backlog built with Agile User Stories•Explain what The Three Rs rule, Acceptance Criteria, the INVEST Principle, the Three Cs principle and Edge Cases are and how they will make you a better user story writer or agile practitioner•Understand how and when to split and amalgamate stories•Learn techniques to help you to split user stories when working in the real world•Understand the difference between Epics and Themes and when each is used•Learn who is responsible for writing user stories in agile and scrumSo let’s get started and let me teach you how to improve product backlog management.Table of ContentsAgile Product Management:1User Stories:1How to Capture Requirements for Agile Product Management and Business Analysis with Scrum1IntroductionSECTION 1: The World Before User Stories (why do we need user stories anyway)The History: Traditional Requirements DocumentsIntro to Scrum and The Birth of User StoriesWhat is Agile Scrum?Scrum TheoryProduct BacklogSECTION 2: User Story PrinciplesThe INVEST PrincipleThe Three Cs FormulaSECTION 3: User Story basics (capturing a requirement)How to write a User Story Description (using The Three Rs)Who writes user stories?User Stories – The Three RsHow to write Acceptance Criteria (capturing the detail and any edge cases)Acceptance CriteriaSECTION 4: Epics and Themes (capturing large or vague requirements)What is an Epic?What is a Theme?When to split user storiesHow to split User storiesBONUS: Example BacklogFinal WordsConclusionFree Scrum EbookPreview of ‘The Scrum Master Mega Pack’Check Out My Other BooksScroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
Published by: Pashun Consulting Ltd. | Publication date: 07/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Casimir Johan (C.J.) Claus, St. Nick's nephew is not happy to be banished to the ice wasteland of Frost Falls, Minnesota to manage the geriatric gifts center until he spots Maya, the head of quality control, a dark, plump, and curvaceous elf.Maya Lacey is focused on making sure each and every gift is just right for every child, even those with over six decades under their belt. She knows many don't respect her division but she's determined to make sure the wicked Claus doesn't ruin the holidays. She just never expected to be at the mercy of his naughty magic.
Published by: Changeling Press LLC | Publication date: 12/15/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Lean Six Sigma!: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Lean Six Sigma (Lean, Six Sigma, Quality Control, ITIL, Agile, Scrum)
Lean Six Sigma! (Updated March 2016!)The Ultimate Beginners Crash Course To Learning Lean Six Sigma!Are You Ready To Learn All About The Lean Six Sigma Model? If So You've Come To The Right Place - Regardless Of How Little Experience You May Have!Here's A Preview Of What The Ultimate Guide To Lean Six Sigma Contains...
- An Introduction To What Lean Six Sigma Actually Is
- The Principles Of Six Sigma You NEED To Know
- Domains Of Lean Six Sigma In Your Organization
- Who Is Lean Six Sigma Actually For? Understanding Who Should Be Involved
- Identifying Issues And Utilizing Six Sigma For Problems
- Measuring Data Gaps
- Measuring What You Can Do
- The Best Practices Of Six Sigma that Are Often Forgotten
- And Much, Much More!
Publication date: 02/26/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 89 pages
The industry standard in supply chain management—fully revised and updated to provide today’s logistics solutions The proven pillars of success in logistics and supply chain management introduced in the first edition of Supply Chain Strategy now guide the supply chains of many of the world’s most successful organizations, including 3M, Abbott, BP, Coca-Cola, Disney, Hallmark, Honda, Mitsubishi, Oxxo-FEMSA, Payless, P&G, Pratt & Whitney, Wal-Mart, Rio Tinto, and many others. This Second Edition features up-to-date case studies showing how those companies and more meet supply chain goals and helps you overcome your own challenges with the latest supply chain innovations, including big-data analytics, supply chain command and control centers, large-scale supply chain optimization, integrated supply chain planning, real-time global supply chain visibility, omni-channel logistics, re-shoring, global-sourcing optimization, cloud-based supply chain management, supply chain finance, global trade management, and fourth-party logistics.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 11/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 pages