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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

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

Quality Improvement

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Formerly titled Quality Control, the field’s most accessible introduction to quality has been renamed and revamped to focus on quantitative aspects of quality improvement. New chapters on Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, Experimental Design, and Taguchi’s Quality Engineering have been added, and this new Ninth Edition adds comprehensive coverage of fundamental statistical quality improvement concepts. A practical state-of-the-art approach is stressed throughout, and sufficient theory is presented to ensure that students develop a solid understanding of basic quality principles. To improve accessibility, probability and statistical techniques are presented through simpler math or developed via tables and charts. As with previous editions, this text is written to serve a widely diverse audience of students, including the growing number of “math shy” individuals who must play key roles in quality improvement.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 02/09/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quick-Start Beginner's Guide To Lean Six Sigma ! -

Discover Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quickstart Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma ★☆★ 3rd EDITION ★☆★DO YOU WANT TO TURN THINGS AROUND TO INCREASE YOUR PROFITS ?DO YOU WANT MAKE PROCESSES SMOOTH AND CONTINUOUS ?The book explains precisely what you need to do to ensure that the wastage that takes place in the organization comes to a stop, and that all operations are straightened out in a way that makes processes smooth and continuous. In short, you are able to turn things around in a way that results to increased revenues and hence profits.By implementing the guidelines given in this book, you will transform your organization to one where downtime is a term of the past, and where idle movements and idle talk do not exist. Consequently, you will find yourself with an organization where nobody wants to leave because they feel like home, especially because in addition to a better pay, each of them feels valued. Obviously, low turnover of the workforce is a vote of confidence to the organization, and everyone wants to do business with organizations with a good name. All this leads to increase in the organization’s bottom line and everyone associated with the organization is happyDOWNLOAD: Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quickstart Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma In this book you will learn:
    ✓ What Lean Six Sigma entails
    ✓ How Lean Six Sigma manifests itself on a day-to-day basis
    ✓ The relationship between the Lean Process and the Six Sigma approach
    ✓ How to use the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in a Professional environment
    ✓ Why it is important to adopt the Lean Six Sigma Management Approach to Business
    ✓ How to apply Lean Six Sigma in Government Institutions
    ✓ Challenges to anticipate in implementing new processes and how to tackle them
    ✓ How to do statistical analysis in Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ The meaning of different percentages calculated in Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ The benefits small and medium size organizations stand to gain from Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ How to get special international recognition through Lean Six Sigma Certification
    ✓ The distinct difference between general quality improvement and Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ The sectors that benefit from Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ Global job opportunities for Belt holders of Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ The kinds of waste that Lean Six Sigma eliminates
    ✓ How Lean Six Sigma complements quality assurance leading to efficiency
    ✓ The reason some companies shy away from Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ Big reason you should implement Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ How to write a business case for Lean Six Sigma
    ✓ And much, much more..
So if you want to everything about Lean Six Sigma, then read further!SCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button for instant downloadDownload your copy today!
Author: G. Harver
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 134 pages

Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control (Dover Books on Mathematics)

The application of statistical methods in mass production make possible the most efficient use of raw materials and manufacturing processes, economical production, and the highest standards of quality for manufactured goods. In this classic volume, based on a series of ground-breaking lectures given to the Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture in 1938, Dr. Shewhart illuminated the fundamental principles and techniques basic to the efficient use of statistical method in attaining statistical control, establishing tolerance limits, presenting data, and specifying accuracy and precision.In the first chapter, devoted to statistical control, the author broadly defines the three steps in quality control: specification, production, and inspection; then outlines the historical background of quality control. This is followed by a rigorous discussion of the physical and mathematical states of statistical control, statistical control as an operation, the significance of statistical control and the future of statistics in mass production.Chapter II offers a thought-provoking treatment of the problem of establishing limits of variability, including the meaning of tolerance limits, establishing tolerance limits in the simplest cases and in practical cases, and standard methods of measuring. Chapter III explores the presentation of measurements of physical properties and constants. Among the topics considered are measurements presented as original data, characteristics of original data, summarizing original data (both by symmetric functions and by Tchebycheff's theorem), measurement presented as meaningful predictions, and measurement presented as knowledge.Finally, Dr. Shewhart deals with the problem of specifying accuracy and precision — the meaning of accuracy and precision, operational meaning, verifiable procedures, minimum quantity of evidence needed for forming a judgment and more.Now available for the first time in this inexpensive paperbound format, this highly respected study will be welcomed by mathematics students, engineers, researchers in industry and agriculture — anyone in need of a lucid, well-written explanation of how to regulate variable and maintain control over statistics in order to achieve quality control over manufactured products, crops, and data.
Published by: Dover Publications | Publication date: 07/31/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages

Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life

You’re stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn’t moving. You’re angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you’re irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you’re mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you’re angry, deflated, and exhausted. Then someone cuts in front of you in the line to board and you snap. “There’s a line, you know!” Is that really you, standing in an airport, yelling at a stranger, emotions raging? It happens to most of us more than we’d like to admit. In an instant, our lives seem out of control and overwhelming. It’s always something, isn’t it? But what if you could approach every part of your life—from the smallest decisions to life’s biggest setbacks—with total confidence, clarity, and control? According to Sakyong Mipham, we all have that power. The secret is simple: If you just stop thinking about yourself all the time, happiness and confidence will come naturally. It sounds absurd and, what’s more, impossible. But in Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham shares ancient secrets on how to take control of our lives and be successful while cultivating compassion for others and confidence in our own intelligence and goodness. The key to this well-being lies in the ancient strategies of the warrior kings and queens of Shambhala. The kingdom of Shambhala was an enlightened kingdom of benevolent kings and queens and fiercely trained warriors. No one knows for sure whether this kingdom was real or mythical, but there are ancient guidebooks to this land and practical instructions for creating a Shambhala in your own world, bringing peace, purpose, and perspective into your life and environment. Sakyong Mipham, the descendant of a warrior king, has inherited these teachings and gives us the lessons and myths of the great rulers and warriors of Shambhala. He makes these teachings relevant to our twenty-first-century lives in a fresh and witty voice and helps us all to realize our potential for power and control in a seemingly uncontrollable world.For the first time ever, revered spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham brings the lessons of the ancient Shambhala warriors and rulers to the Western world and shows us how to live our lives with confidence. Most of us are living in a haze—sometimes helping others, sometimes helping ourselves, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. We don’t feel in control of our own lives. The ancient teachings of Shambhala rulership show us that we all have the ability to rule our own world and live with confidence. To do this, we need to use our daily lives to be strong, as opposed to aggressive, and to act with wisdom and compassion. This may sound difficult, but when we begin to mix this ancient wisdom of rulership into our everyday life, we have both spiritual and worldly success. We don’t need to abandon our life and become an ascetic or a monk in order to gain confidence and achieve this success. We can live in the world as a ruler no matter what we are doing. —from Ruling Your World
Published by: Harmony | Publication date: 10/25/2005
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages

Confessions from quality control

Confessions from quality control is a light hearted traipse through various car factories around the world. From Ford to Fiat, Hummer to Porsche (and quite a lot of Rover) the author retells stories of the amusing bodges and balls-ups he experienced in the quality department of car manufacturers in the 1990s. If you've ever found a finger in your new MINI, or a sandwich in your Vauxhall, this book might explain how it got there. The author travels around the world and gets mugged in Poland, lost in China and locked in an asylum in the Czech Republic, but the scariest place of all was Ford in Dagenham. The story finishes with an epic experiment; a roadtrip to Africa in a fleet of 'industrial unrest Rovers'."Hilarious" - TopGear script writer, Richard Porter.
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 120 pages

Sensing Techniques for Food Safety and Quality Control (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis)

Providing an updated summary of the application of different types of sensors for the analysis of food safety and quality, this book discusses the core principles, current research status, challenges and successful examples for each technology. In addition, the prospective and future trends for each topic are covered in each chapter. The editor and contributors are all experts in designing and constructing different types of sensors in food analysis, mainly focusing on the determination of food safety and quality.Sensors, as a new generation of detection technique, have many advantages and the application of sensors in food analysis will continue to grow in the next decades. However, until now, there has been no book providing the detailed characterization and summary of sensors in food safety and quality analysis that this book provides. It is vital reading for academic researchers and practising professionals in Food Science, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Analysis who are using sensors in their work.
Published by: Royal Society of Chemistry | Publication date: 07/10/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 382 pages
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