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
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
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: 09/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 107 pages
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: 07/31/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
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: 09/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 732 pages
Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 01/10/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 376 pages, ISBN 9780988262577
Lean Six Sigma!: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Lean Six Sigma (Lean, Six Sigma, Quality Control, ITIL, Agile, Scrum)
Lean Six Sigma! (Updated March 2016!)The Ultimate Beginners Crash Course To Learning Lean Six Sigma!Are You Ready To Learn All About The Lean Six Sigma Model? If So You've Come To The Right Place - Regardless Of How Little Experience You May Have!Here's A Preview Of What The Ultimate Guide To Lean Six Sigma Contains...
- An Introduction To What Lean Six Sigma Actually Is
- The Principles Of Six Sigma You NEED To Know
- Domains Of Lean Six Sigma In Your Organization
- Who Is Lean Six Sigma Actually For? Understanding Who Should Be Involved
- Identifying Issues And Utilizing Six Sigma For Problems
- Measuring Data Gaps
- Measuring What You Can Do
- The Best Practices Of Six Sigma that Are Often Forgotten
- And Much, Much More!
Publication date: 02/26/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 138 pages
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 01/28/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
30th Anniversary Edition. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.One of Eli Goldratt’s convictions was that the goal of an individual or an organization should not be defined in absolute terms. A good definition of a goal is one that sets us on a path of ongoing improvement.Pursuing such a goal necessitates more than one breakthrough. In fact it requires many. To be in a position to identify these breakthroughs we should have a deep understanding of the underlying rules of our environment. Twenty-five years after writing The Goal, Dr. Goldratt wrote Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. In this article he provided the underlying rules of operations. This article appears at the end of this book.“Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies,The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums. —Fortune Magazine “A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal.” —The Economist "Goal readers are now doing the best work of their lives.” —Success Magazine “A factory may be an unlikely setting for a novel, but the book has been wildly effective.: —Tom Peters Required reading for Amazon's Management.
Published by: North River Press | Publication date: 07/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages
"The Old Seven.""The First Seven.""The Basic Seven." Quality pros have many names for these seven basic tools of quality, first emphasized by Kaoru Ishikawa, a professor of engineering at Tokyo University and the father of “quality circles.” Start your quality journey by mastering these tools, and you'll have a name for them, too: "indispensable."Included in this straightforward, how-to book is a description, when to use, procedure, and example for these seven indispensable quality tools:1. Cause-and-effect diagram (also called Ishikawa or fishbone chart): Identifies many possible causes for an effect or problem and sorts ideas into useful categories.2. Check sheet: A structured, prepared form for collecting and analyzing data; a generic tool that can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes.3. Control charts: Graphs used to study how a process changes over time.4. Histogram: The most commonly used graph for showing frequency distributions, or how often each different value in a set of data occurs.5. Pareto chart: Shows on a bar graph which factors are more significant.6. Scatter diagram: Graphs pairs of numerical data, one variable on each axis, to look for a relationship.7. Stratification: A technique that separates data gathered from a variety of sources so that patterns can be seen (some lists replace "stratification" with "flowchart" or "run chart").
Published by: ASQ Quality Press | Publication date: 12/10/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 37 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
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/13/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages