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Quality Control for Dummies

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
This invaluable reference is written from an unbiased viewpoint, giving you all the facts about each theory with no fuzzy coverings. It also includes steps for incorporating quality into a new product and Web sites packed with quality control tips and techniques. With Quality Control For Dummies, you’ll be able to speed up production, eliminate waste, and save money!
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/25/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 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 use The 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
Lean Six Sigma is today's leading technique to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the managerial process. With The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, you'll discover how to propel your organization to new levels of competitive success--one tool at a time.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/13/2004
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages

Statistical Quality Control, 7th Edition

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: 10/10/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 768 pages

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industryIn factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by:
  • Eliminating wasted time and resources
  • Building quality into workplace systems
  • Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology
  • Producing in small quantities
  • Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 12/22/2003
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages

Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence, Seventh Edition

The cornerstone text onquality management and performance excellence – thoroughly revised to reflectthe latest challenges and developments The “body of knowledge” for the science ofquality management and performance excellence for more than half-a-century, Juran’s Quality Handbook has been completely updated to meetthe ever-changing needs of today’s business and quality professionals. Underthe guidance of a team of top experts, this authoritative resource demonstrateshow to apply the right methods for delivering superior results and achievingexcellence in any organization, industry, or country. Juran’s Quality Handbook, Seventh Edition provides you with a complete roadmap forthe discipline -- clearly written to make sure you know where you are in theprocess and what you must do to reach the next level. Within its pages, youwill find A-Z coverage – from key concepts, methods, research, and tools topractical applications on the job. Here’s why this is the best edition yet:• Updated chapters on Lean, Six Sigma and the Shingo Prize• NEW chapters on Risk Management and Building a Quality Management System• NEW material on the history of quality management• All ISO and other regulatory standards have been updated• NEW statistical tables, charts, and data• Examples and case studies throughout demonstrate how others have appliedthe methods and tools discussed in real-world situations
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 11/11/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 992 pages

How to Become an Excellent Server: Earn a Tip Above 20% Every Time

In How to Become an Excellent Server: Earn a Tip Above 20% Every Time, Daniel Lysak provides an entertaining yet informative guide for success in the often challenging world of restaurants. More than just a "how-to" book, it is filled with real life examples and amusing anecdotes. The author applies his research of psychology and people to the ultimate “people job”: waiting tables. Being a server can be a thankless and often humiliating way to earn money, but Daniel Lysak "turns the tables" and puts the server in charge by focusing on personal interaction. The book first takes a deep dive analysis of how a server's relationship with managers, restaurant hosts, bartenders, and fellow servers is crucial to success. Then, the book examines the most important relationship of all: that with the customer. By illustrating the uniqueness of each table, the book provides a framework for working the room - and ultimately earning oversized tips every time. Over one night, increasing the average tip from 15% to well over 20%, a server's income is substantially improved. Daniel Lysak explains how to make it a game, win the game, and enjoy people - peers and customers - at the same time."Daniel Lysak’s book is a must-read for all in the hospitality industry, from the kitchen staff to the servers to the top management. My extensive experience in all levels of the restaurant business in America, Italy, and South America tells me that Daniel is 100% right! Use his advice to score 20% (and much more) in tips. Beyond that, use his strategies to get ahead with your boss, your peers, and your clients. Read and reap the rewards."Matteo RussonielloGeneral Manager, Il CanaleGeorgetown, Washington DC“When I first met Daniel in my office, I knew in a moment I had in front of me an extraordinarily talented young man with big dreams and a contagious enthusiasm. 
Beyond inspiring, his fearless and eager disposition reflects his roots and the essence of Italian hospitality. Daniel’s “opera prima” is a must-read primer for anyone considering the first step toward a successful career in this industry.” Franco Nuschese President, Georgetown Entertainment GroupOwner, Cafe Milano
Author: Daniel Lysak
Published by: New Degree Press | Publication date: 04/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 129 pages

Statistical Quality Control

Statistical quality control ebook teaches you quality issues in production. Quaility issues arise when there are systematic and random variations in the product or service. Topics included are control charts, p chart, the mean chart, the range chart, acceptance sampling.
Author: Dr. A.N. Sah
Publication date: 02/12/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 11 pages

The Essentials of Managing Quality for Projects and Programmes (The Essentials of Project and Programme Management)

This indispensable handbook details the practical steps that can lead to success in programme management. Accelerating change has demanded that companies and organisations use programme management methods and techniques to effect it. John Bartlett provides the benefit of his deep involvement in managing large-scale change, where his advice and guidance have proved successful for both the private and public sectors of commerce and industry.The book is compatible with several existing frameworks, not least the UK government’s Managing Successful Programmes approach. It is arranged without cumbersome theory but presents just the essentials needed for good practice. The Essentials of Managing Programmes is recommended reading in many universities and the Association for Project Management.Pick up and use this concise, intensely practical guide to develop a shared understanding, shared language and shared purpose in all your programmes; across project managers, sponsors, programme board members and all those involved in or affected by organizational transformation.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 04/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages

On Time, In Full: Achieving Perfect Delivery with Lean Thinking in Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Production Planning

This book is a practical guide for manufacturers on how to meet a fundamental requirement – how to deliver to the customer the right product in the right quantity at the right time. While the concept of on-time delivery seems deceptively simple, achieving it can be incredibly complex. This book unravels this complexity and provides simple, practical solutions that will enable every manufacturer to delight customers with reliable, consistent on-time supply at a competitive cost. It covers the end-to-end process of delivering an order to the customer, from understanding customer demand and forecasting, through production scheduling, supply of materials and delivery of finished goods.
Published by: Productivity Press | Publication date: 04/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 206 pages

Reforming the Russian Industrial Workplace: International Management Standards meet the Soviet Legacy (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

Based on extensive original research, this book explores how far the Soviet pattern of industrial workplace organisation, characterised by a high level of management discretion, authoritarian control and the use of punitive methods on the shop-floor, has been replaced by internationally established practices, with a greater emphasis on a lean organisation and employee involvement in quality improvement. The book explores how the market reforms of the 1990s raised companies’ attention to product quality but did not lead to a change in the management methods, which only began with the increased internationalisation of the Russian economy in the 2000s. The book includes a rich in-depth study of multinational and domestic companies, and argues that a move from the Soviet pattern of workplace organisation to new practices is only likely to occur in companies with strong ties to international partners, who provide support for, and audit the implementation and upholding of, international management standards. The research shows that local companies not exposed to such international collaboration continue with the old methods.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 04/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages
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