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
Description:This comprehensive text on Quality Management provides ways and means of delivering efficient and effective production/services quality to utmost satisfaction of the customers. Comprising 20 chapters, the book explains the concepts and techniques of quality management supported with related case studies. Numerical examples given in each chapter help students to understand the concept easily. Primarily designed for MBA, ME/MTech (Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering), BE/BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) and MSc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control), the book also serves as a reference for professionals/consultants to carryout projects in quality domain for manufacturing or service organisations. KEY FEATURES OF THE BOOK • Detailed coverage of process and statistical quality control • Chapters on ANOVA, orthogonal arrays and signal-to-noise ratio• A chapter on Six Sigma including Shainin techniques • A chapter on Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) • Presentation of Design of Experiments (DOE) techniquesAudience• MBA• ME/MTech (Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering)• BE/BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering)• MSc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control)
Published by: PHI Learning | Publication date: 04/02/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 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
A #1 Bestseller in EntrepreneurshipA #1 Bestseller in ManagementA #1 Bestseller in Personal SuccessA #1 Bestseller in Knowledge Capital"Young Jesse Tevelow is on to something. His new book, The Connection Algorithm, is chock full of phenomenal strategies for a better life. If you're ambitious and motivated, The Connection Algorithm could be your roadmap to success."--Tony Horton, Creator of P90X (Over $500 million in sales.)Ever wish you could be a little more extraordinary? A little happier? A little more in control of your life? Well, this is your blueprint for making it happen.It might sound crazy, but it all starts with quitting your 9-5. Jesse should know. He quit his job to join TechStars, a startup accelerator that helped him and his business partner build a multimillion dollar company from the ground up. Then he wrote this book, while lounging at the beach.Sound impossible? It's not. This isn't just Jesse's story. It's the story of every successful person you've ever known--and all of them have followed the same formula. After nearly a decade of interviews and research, Jesse has compiled the ultimate playbook for defying the status quo, weaving together the most critical yet overlooked tips from industry heavy-hitters like Ben Horowitz, Tim Ferriss, and Steve Jobs. The book provides important (and counterintuitive) advice on how to:Get more productive Follow your passions Improve your health Launch your first product or company Take better calculated risks Start connecting with your heroes ...and much more. Beyond advice, you'll also find lists of the actual sites, services, and techniques you can use to improve your performance in a range of disciplines.Join Jesse as he outlines the power of the Four C's: Choose, Commit, Create, Connect. The Connection Algorithm is a quick read, with life-altering impact. With endorsements from Tony Horton and Brad Feld, and a foreword by TechStars Founder and CEO David Cohen, you'll be glad you added this inspiring, actionable guide to your collection.---Don't have a Kindle? No problem. Just enter your email where it says "Get the Free Kindle App," (just beneath the book image), and you'll have access to The Connection Algorithm from any tablet, smartphone, or computer.
Publication date: 05/12/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Time Management: Master Time Management and Boost Your Success: Time Management, Productivity and Success (Productivity, Success, Business)
Time management - unleash your success!This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to manage your time efficiently and effectively.Our concept of time cannot be manipulated. We cannot add another hour to the twenty-four hours we get every day. Our snooze button does not have the power to delay the sun from rising in the morning. Time simply does not wait for anyone.However, we do have a certain power in our hands, and this is the power of choice. We can choose what to do with the time that we have. We can set appointments, make plans, design schedules, and create goals. We can use our time to earn money or learn new things. Likewise, we can “buy” someone else’s time to do things for us so that we can focus on doing what is important.All we need is Time Management, which is essentially the right set of skills and tools to manage our time wisely. Through this book, you will be able to acquire and hone your time management skills.In this book, you will learn about the concept of time management and its different dimensions. You will find the steps on how to set goals, organize your priorities, and establish an efficient system. You will discover key strategies on how to concentrate better and avoid wasting time. You will also learn how to schedule effectively in order to maximize your productivity and achieve work-life balance.This book is for those who want to learn how to manage their time. It is for those who want to achieve all their personal and professional goals, but are still looking for guidance. It is also for those who are already on their way to success and simply want a little boost.Here are some of the things you will learn from his book...
- Setting the right goals
- Organising your priorities
- Eisenhower's Urgent/Importnat Principle
- The Pareto Principle
- Learning to eliminate distractions
- Mastering the art of scheduling
- Establishing an efficient system for yourself
- Choosing the best tools for yourself
- Organising and developing the optimal workspace
Publication date: 10/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 28 pages
Total quality management (TQM) is a term initially coined by the Naval Air Systems Command to describe its management approach to quality improvement. It has since taken on many meanings. Simply put, TQM is a management approach to long-term success through customer satisfaction. It is based on the participation of all members of an organization in improving processes, products, services, and the culture they work in.This concise introduction to and overview provides:•The primary elements of TQM•History•Guidelines for implementing, including common problems•A synopsis of Deming’s 14 points, considered by many to be the primary basis for TQM•Benefits of TQM•TQM’s impact and influence on other management strategies, including ISO 9001, Baldrige, and Six Sigma•Links to additional resources to learn more about TQM: books, standards, certifications, and articlesPerfect for management students and others first learning about TQM, and also for experts wanting a succinct reference to have in their digital libraries.
Published by: ASQ Quality Press | Publication date: 05/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 22 pages
The UK’s bestselling book on logistics and supply chain management – over 100,000 copies sold. Effective development and management of supply chain networks helps businesses cut costs and enhance customer value. This updated 5th edition is a clear guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains. As well as new and updated examples and case studies, there are two new chapters:Routes to Market: Many companies now have to manage multiple distribution channels - this chapter covers strategic issues on how companies “go to market” along with the cost implications of using alternative channels.Service Logistics: As companies begin to sell performance rather than physical product, this chapter explores the implications for logistics management as the need to provide higher levels of service and customer support becomes ever more critical.
Published by: FT Publishing International | Publication date: 03/24/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 328 pages
The notion of "Quality" in business performance has exploded since the publication of the first edition of this classic text in 1989. Today there is a plethora of performance improvement frameworks including Baldrige, EFQM, Lean, Six Sigma and ISO 9001, offering a potentially confusing variety of ways to achieve business excellence. Quality guru John Oakland’s famous TQM model, in many ways a precursor to these frameworks, has evolved to become the ultimate holistic overview of performance improvement strategy. Incorporating the frameworks that succeeded it, the revised model redefines Quality by:
- Accelerating change
- Reducing cost
- Protecting reputation
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 04/24/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 555 pages
Operations management is important, exciting, challenging … and everywhere you look!
- Important, because it enables organizations to provide services and products that we all need
- Exciting, because it is central to constant changes in customer preference, networks of supply and demand, and developments in technology
- Challenging, because solutions must be must be financially sound, resource-efficient, as well as environmentally and socially responsible
- And everywhere, because in our daily lives, whether at work or at home, we all experience and manage processes and operations.
- There are now more than 110 of the popular ‘Operations in Practice’ examples throughout the book, over 40% of which are new.
- The importance of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been emphasized further, and included throughout the book.
- We have even further strengthened the emphasis on the idea that ‘operations management’ is relevant to every type of business and all functional areas of the organization.
- Many new ideas in operations management have been incorporated, including the ‘three level’ approach to performance, the relationship between innovation, creativity and design, crowdsourcing, ideas management, business ecosystems, triadic relationships, office layout, telecommuting and organisational ‘ambidexterity’. However, we have retained the emphasis on the foundations of the subject.
- Six of the 19 cases at the end of the chapter are new (but the old ones are still available on the web site), and provide an up-to-date selection of operations issues.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 07/20/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 752 pages
ISO 9000 Quality Systems Handbook-updated for the ISO 9001: 2015 standard: Increasing the Quality of an Organization’s Outputs
Completely revised to align with ISO 9001:2015, this handbook has been the bible for users of ISO 9001 since 1994, helping organizations get certified and increase the quality of their outputs.Whether you are an experienced professional, a novice, or a quality management student or researcher, this is a crucial addition to your bookshelf. The various ways in which requirements are interpreted and applied are discussed using published definitions, reasoned arguments and practical examples. Packed with insights into how the standard has been used, misused and misunderstood, ISO 9000 Quality Systems Handbook will help you to decide if ISO 9001 certification is right for your company and will gently guide you through the terminology, requirements and implementation of practices to enhance performance.Matched to the revised structure of the 2015 standard, with clause numbers included for ease of reference, the book also includes:
- Graphics and text boxes to illustrate concepts, and points of contention;
- Explanations between the differences of the 2008 and 2015 versions of ISO 9001;
- Examples of misconceptions, inconsistencies and other anomalies;
- Solutions provided for manufacturing and service sectors.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 07/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 892 pages