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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

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

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

Quality (What's New in Trades & Technology)

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. Clear techniques and real-world illustrations show how quality tools can be used to improve outputs, productivity, costs, and safety. Quality, 6/e provides the tools and techniques needed to help organizations improve in the areas of quality, productivity, and safety. Using a wide-range of industry examples, insightful case studies, clear explanations of popular quality assurance tools and techniques, numerous illustrations, and subject matter relevant to the challenges faced by today’s organizations, it takes an applied approach that teaches the “why and how” behind quality assurance and statistical process control. The contributors include engineers, business managers, quality assurance professionals, project managers, distribution managers, and others, and the examples come from industries as diverse as hospitals, government, utilities, manufacturing, building trades, and even the ballet. Suitable as a text for both business and engineering curricula at the college level, the book also serves as an ideal resource for professionals in the field who are working on organizational quality improvement.  
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 02/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 552 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

Sensory Analysis for Food and Beverage Quality Control: A Practical Guide (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)

Producing products of reliable quality is vitally important to the food and beverage industry. In particular, companies often fail to ensure that the sensory quality of their products remains consistent, leading to the sale of goods which fail to meet the desired specifications or are rejected by the consumer. This book is a practical guide for all those tasked with using sensory analysis for quality control (QC) of food and beverages.Chapters in part one cover the key aspects to consider when designing a sensory QC program. The second part of the book focuses on methods for sensory QC and statistical data analysis. Establishing product sensory specifications and combining instrumental and sensory methods are also covered. The final part of the book reviews the use of sensory QC programs in the food and beverage industry. Chapters on sensory QC for taint prevention and the application of sensory techniques for shelf-life assessment are followed by contributions reviewing sensory QC programs for different products, including ready meals, wine and fish. A chapter on sensory QC of products such as textiles, cosmetics and cars completes the volume.Sensory analysis for food and beverage quality control is an essential reference for anyone setting up or operating a sensory QC program, or researching sensory QC.
  • Highlights key aspects to consider when designing a quality control program including sensory targets and proficiency testing
  • Examines methods for sensory quality control and statistical data analysis
  • Reviews the use of sensory quality control programs in the food and beverage industry featuring ready meals, wine and fish
Published by: Woodhead Publishing | Publication date: 05/24/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice

All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. Clinical chemistry, however, is a topic in which many senior medical students and pathology residents face challenges. Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control meets this challenge head on with a clear and easy-to-read presentation of core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care. This basic primer offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic as well as useful lists, sample questions, and a bullet-point format ideal for quick pre-Board review. While larger textbooks in clinical chemistry provide highly detailed information regarding instrumentation and statistics, this may be too much information for students, residents, and clinicians. This book is designed to educate senior medical students, residents, and fellows, and to "refresh" the knowledge base of practicing clinicians on how tests are performed in their laboratories (i.e., method principles, interferences, and limitations).
  • Takes a practical and easy-to-read approach to understanding clinical chemistry and toxicology
  • Covers all important clinical information found in larger textbooks in a more succinct and easy-to-understand manner
  • Covers essential concepts in instrumentation and statistics in such a way that fellows and clinicians understand the methods without having to become specialists in the field
  • Includes chapters on drug-herb interaction and pharmacogenomics, topics not covered by textbooks in the field of clinical chemistry or laboratory medicine
Published by: Elsevier | Publication date: 12/02/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 440 pages

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

A statistical approach to the principles of quality control and management Incorporating modern ideas, methods, and philosophies of quality management, Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Fourth Edition presents a quantitative approach to management-oriented techniques and enforces the integration of statistical concepts into quality assurance methods. Utilizing a sound theoretical foundation and illustrating procedural techniques through real-world examples, the timely new edition bridges the gap between statistical quality control and quality management.  Promoting a unique approach, the book focuses on the use of experimental design concepts as well as the Taguchi method for creating product/process designs that successfully incorporate customer needs, improve lead time, and reduce costs. The Fourth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement also includes:
  • New topical coverage on risk-adjustment, capability indices, model building using regression, and survival analysis 
  • Updated examples and exercises that enhance the readers’ understanding of the concepts
  • Discussions on the integration of statistical concepts to decision making in the realm of quality assurance 
  • Additional concepts, tools, techniques, and issues in the field of health care and health care quality 
  • A unique display and analysis of customer satisfaction data through surveys with strategic implications on decision making, based on the degree of satisfaction and the degree of importance of survey items
Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Fourth Edition is an ideal book for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in management, technology, and engineering. The book also serves as a valuable reference for practitioners and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of statistical quality control, quality assurance, product/process design, total quality management, and/or Six Sigma training in quality improvement.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 04/06/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 801 pages

Standards, Quality Control, and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Standards, Quality Control and Measurement Sciences in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing addresses the critical elements of the standards and measurement sciences in 3D printing to help readers design and create safe, reliable products of high quality. With 3D printing revolutionizing the process of manufacturing in a wide range of products, the book takes key features into account, such as design and fabrication and the current state and future potentials and opportunities in the field. In addition, the book provides an in-depth analysis on the importance of standards and measurement sciences. With self-test exercises at the end of each chapter, readers can improve their ability to take up challenges and become proficient in a number of topics related to 3D printing, including software usage, materials specification and benchmarking.
  • Helps the reader understand the quality framework tailored for 3D printing processes
  • Explains data format and process control in 3D printing
  • Provides an overview of different materials and characterization methods
  • Covers benchmarking and metrology for 3D printing
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 06/03/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages
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