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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

Waste Handling and Management Policy (Facilities Mangement Policies and Procedures)

William Peden has more than 35 years of relevant managerial and technical experience in the Facilities Services industry. His experience includes Contract / Project management of Multi-Disciplinary facility services teams; ensuring tasks are completed on time and within budget. His experience also includes being engaged in thetendering processes involving the engagement of F. M.Services providers and Specialist Sub-Contractors. He has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience of the Facilities Services sector within the U.K. and the Middle East arenas. During his career he has held Senior Management positions within Blue Chip companies who have been involved in providing Facilities Services to many sectors in the built environment.Projects include:Hospital ProjectsMulti –Use High Rise DevelopmentsShopping MallsAirport ProjectsMuseum ProjectsRoyal Palace ProjectsFinancial District ProjectsResidential/Commercial ProjectsEducation ProjectsHe holds an MBA in Business Management from Strathclyde University, this was gained at the ripe young age of 59! He also possesses an H.N.D. in Facilities Management and an H.N.C. in Mechatronics (Mechanical/Electronic Engineering).He has gained a NEBOSH certificate in Health and Safety. One of his great passions is ensuring that safety comes before all other disciplines on his projects. He is a keen advocate of ensuring all projects adhere stringently to Health and Safety principles and guidelines. At the time of the publication of this book he is currently employed as a Senior Consultant in Facilities Management by one the U.K.‘s largest companies in the Facilities Services sector Mace Macro. Presently he is working on the Dubai Expo 2020 project which is the current government flagship project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Publication date: 05/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages

La gestione di un'azienda operante su "commessa": Il caso di una carpenteria di strutture d'acciaio per impianti industriali (Italian Edition)

Il volume presenta tutti i processi di una carpenteria metallica per strutture d’acciaio per impianti industriali, soffermandosi in particolare sulla gestione economica di una commessa (costi, budget, bilanci di convenienza, margine di contribuzione di commessa, punto di pareggio, ecc.) con il supporto di una “contabilità industriale” (analitica) organizzata a “centri di costo” (di responsabilità).
Published by: Franco Angeli Edizioni | Publication date: 05/26/2017
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

Computational Methods and Production Engineering: Research and Development (Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series)

Computational Methods and Production Engineering: Research and Development is an original book publishing refereed, high quality articles with a special emphasis on research and development in production engineering and production organization for modern industry. Innovation and the relationship between computational methods and production engineering are presented. Contents include: Finite Element method (FEM) modeling/simulation; Artificial neural networks (ANNs); Genetic algorithms; Evolutionary computation; Fuzzy logic; neuro-fuzzy systems; Particle swarm optimization (PSO); Tabu search and simulation annealing; and optimization techniques for complex systems. As computational methods currently have several applications, including modeling manufacturing processes, monitoring and control, parameters optimization and computer-aided process planning, this book is an ideal resource for practitioners.
  • Presents cutting-edge computational methods for production engineering
  • Explores the relationship between applied computational methods and production engineering
  • Presents new innovations in the field
  • Edited by a key researcher in the field
Published by: Woodhead Publishing | Publication date: 09/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages

Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare: A Guide to Statistical Process Control Applications

This ground-breaking book addresses the critical, growing need among health care administrators and practitioners to measure the effectiveness of quality improvement efforts. Written by respected healthcare quality professionals, Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare covers practical applications of the tools and techniques of statistical process control (SPC), including control charts, in healthcare settings.The authors' straightforward discussions of data collection, variation, and process improvement set the context for the use and interpretation of control charts. Their approach incorporates "the voice of the customer" as a key element driving the improvement processes and outcomes. The core of the book is a set of 12 case studies that show how to apply statistical thinking to health care process, and when and how to use different types of control charts. The practical, down-to-earth orientation of the book makes it accessible to a wide readership."Many clinicians and other healthcare leaders underestimate the great contributions that better statistical thinking could make toward reducing costs and improving outcomes. This fascinating and timely book is a fine guide for getting started." - Donald M. Berwick, M.D. President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Published by: ASQ Quality Press | Publication date: 06/20/2000
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 214 pages

Science and Strategies for Safe Food

Food system has become complex with globalisation and there are stringent requirements from food business operators. In this respect there is a need to bring together aspects of food security, food safety management, food quality management, food analysis and risk analysis. This book focuses on all these aspects hence it would find wide application amongst academia, researchers, food regulators, auditors and consumers.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 05/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages
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