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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

100 Principles for High Performance Soccer/Football Club Development Leadership and Quality Control

These 100 Principles, including the 140 high performance quality assurance measuring tools, are to facilitate the implementation of result oriented management and coaching constructs that are directly related to the replication of consistently higher club leadership, manager/coach, support staff, player and team performance. The material is presented in a way that will allow Clubs to make advancement even with pre-trained/pre-qualified coaches.While still using zero technology, fledging clubs exposed to this Whisperer Soccer/Football Knowledge-Based Project can close the gap on clubs that have the latest technology and the big bucks at their disposal to hire the proven best.But further, the continuous evolution of the advancing technology can be supported by the fresh start facilitated by the Principles and new high performance stimulation tools that expand the development focus on the total club and its supporting environment:CHAPTER 1. Club Definition, Health & GovernanceCHAPTER 2. Foundation for Club Development and Quality ControlCHAPTER 3. Performance Management & Appraisal System for S/F clubsCHAPTER 4. Leadership Diligence on Manager/Coach Performance AssuranceCHAPTER 5. Manager Coaching Diligence on Player PerformanceCHAPTER 6. Ensuring High Performance Management & CoachingCHAPTER 7. Whisper Aloud – to the Board – monitoring & evaluationCHAPTER 8. Using Whisperer’s Systems and TechniquesCHAPTER 9. Legal & Due Process to Contract or Terminate Club StaffCHAPTER 10. Interview, Hire & Fortify the New Coach
Published by: The Soccer Football Whisperer / Wilguard Enterprise | Publication date: 09/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 732 pages

Quality Control with R: An ISO Standards Approach (Use R!)

Presenting a practitioner's guide to capabilities and best practices of quality control systems using the R programming language, this volume emphasizes accessibility and ease-of-use through detailed explanations of R code as well as standard statistical methodologies. In the interest of reaching the widest possible audience of quality-control professionals and statisticians, examples throughout are structured to simplify complex equations and data structures, and to demonstrate their applications to quality control processes, such as ISO standards. The volume balances its treatment of key aspects of quality control, statistics, and programming in R, making the text accessible to beginners and expert quality control professionals alike. Several appendices serve as useful references for ISO standards and common tasks performed while applying quality control with R.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 11/20/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 349 pages

Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship: Startups for the 99%

Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship: Startups for the 99% details the implications of the post-capitalist society on entrepreneurship around the globe, and it challenges many of our underlying assumptions about how entrepreneurs form startups and the objectives and roles, or lack thereof, of startup investors in a post-capitalist society. The author explores real emerging stories about different forms of post-capitalist entrepreneurship (PCE) with chapters dedicated to subjects such as platform cooperatives, alternative currencies (local, crypto, and time banking), and the emergence of blockchain-enabled Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). This book will help aspiring and current entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers to:
  • Understand emerging trends in new forms of economic activity that will shape the future of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Discover new approaches to business modeling in the post venture-capital opportunity space
  • Embrace Lean startup and collaborative startup approaches that can accelerate startups in these new markets
  • Recognize new spaces and avoid being disintermediated by new forms of startups and financing
  • Know why and how local governments should reshape entrepreneurship policy to support post-capitalist entrepreneurship for the 99%
Author: Boyd Cohen
Published by: Productivity Press | Publication date: 09/22/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 142 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

Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory

How productive was your robot today? For the majority of manufacturers, this question is irrelevant. Because even if you know that robots are about to change your factory for the better, you likely haven’t installed your first one yet.Perhaps that’s because you think robots are too costly and too complicated. Rightfully so, because whenever you ask if robots could work in your factory, the answer you receive is always a hesitant “It depends.”It depends on your factory, your team, which robot you choose, what you want it to do… and a whole lot more.Those who have deployed robots in their factories know too well what that’s about. Even the most enthusiastic robot adopters can find their projects plagued by malfunctioning communication channels—among humans as well as robotic components.So if you're a first-time robot user, how can you get started? How do you get from your initial idea to a productive, working robot? And if you’ve already got a few robotic deployments under your belt, how can you scale up your robotics efforts throughout your factory—or across multiple factories?The answers can be found in lean robotics: a methodology for simplifying robotic cell deployments. Lean robotics is a systematic way to complete the robotic cell deployment cycle, from design to integration and operation. It will empower your team to deploy robots quicker and more efficiently than ever before.This book is the result of Bouchard’s decade of experience at Robotiq. The Robotiq team has helped thousands of manufacturers overcome manufacturing challenges using robots: from car component makers to electronics contract manufacturing firms; from first-time robot users to robotic experts looking at new ways to automate; and from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned machine shops. Whether you're a manufacturing manager or engineer, if you’re ready to make robots work for you, this book will show you how.
Published by: Samuel Bouchard | Publication date: 09/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages

ISO 13485 - the Quality Management System for Medical Devices: Understanding Quality, Risk and Design Control

This concise book is broadly divided into 3 parts. The first part introduces the standard ISO 13485 and Quality management systems. Part two then examines the key area of Design controls and there application to medical devices. Finally, a review of Quality Risk management is provided. In the first instance, providing safe and effective medical devices depends on a sound basis’ of design. However, how we see and rate risks also impacts the safety of products produced. A holistic approach to medical device manufacturing ensures Quality from design conception to commercial manufacturing. Following the principles within this short book will put the reader on the right track. An ideal reference for industry or academics.
Published by: LifeScienceLearning.com | Publication date: 04/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages

Concurrent Engineering: Shortening Lead Times, Raising Quality, and Lowering Costs

By simultaneously examining the concerns of design, production, purchasing, finance, and marketing from the very first stages of product planning, concurrent engineering makes doing it right the first time the rule instead of the exception. This should be the first book managers read when they are ready to eliminate waste in the product development process.An introductory handbook, it gives managers 16 clear guidelines for achieving concurrent engineering and contains abundant case studies of Japanese, U.S., and European company success stories.The book also:Defines the concurrent engineering task force as a full-time, multidisciplinary unit of operation.Discusses the necessary interdependence of concurrent engineering, Quality Function Deployment, Total Quality Control, and CAD/CAM.Shows how concurrent engineering can be structured to fit your company and used to gain flexibility and efficiency.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 09/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 330 pages
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