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
The Non-Idiot's Guide to ISO 9001:2015: Understanding and Using the Quality Management System standard to your benefit
Understand, implement, and enjoy the fruits of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. This book deciphers the requirements into the principles that serve your organization.The ISO 9001:2015 standard, a vast improvement from the earlier versions, is a remarkable and concise model of a high-performance organization. However, it is just a model. This book enables the organization to build on that model to create a quality management system that propels the organization to optimal performance with cost-less collateral compliance to the standard.
Publication date: 06/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 136 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, 544 pages
Quality Management for Organizational Excellence Pearson New International Edition: Introduction to Total Quality
For all courses in quality management, quality engineering, quality technology, and continuous process improvement, in universities, colleges, community colleges, and corporate environments. This practical, student-focused text shows how to focus all of an organization’s resources on continuous and simultaneous improvement of quality and productivity – thereby continually improving both performance and competitiveness. It coherently addresses all elements of quality management, including Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and many topics that competitive books overlook (e.g., peak performance, partnering, manufacturing networks, culture, and crucial “people” aspects of quality). Direct and straightforward, it links “big picture” theories and principles to detailed real-world strategies and techniques. Throughout, critical thinking activities, discussion assignments, and research links promote deeper thinking and further exploration. This edition adds all-new cases, plus new information on topics ranging from supervision to certification, QFD and SPC to benchmarking and JIT.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 08/27/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 472 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
The concept of quality is familiar. People make judgments about it every day. Yet articulating a clear definition of quality is challenging.The best companies often appear to be characterized by an ineffable something, much like that of people who seem graced by a lucky gene. Think about those of your peers who seem a lot like you but somehow always catch a break. They are not obviously smarter, smoother, richer, or better-looking than you, yet they are admitted to their university of choice, get their dream job, and earn considerable wealth. Try to discern what they have that you don't, and you are stumped. Chalk it up to fate or plain dumb luck.Businesses can be similar. For reasons that are not always evident, some end up doing the right things with better results than average. They may not appear to be savvier acquirers, more adept marketers, or bolder pioneers, yet they integrate new businesses better, launch products more successfully, and open new markets with fewer mishaps. Perhaps through some combination of vision, scale, or business philosophy, these companies uncannily come out ahead.In our view, three characteristics indicate quality. These are strong, predictable cash generation; sustainably high returns on capital; and attractive growth opportunities.
Published by: Harriman House | Publication date: 01/05/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Written by best-selling authors in their field, the Fourth Edition of Operations and Process Management inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and process which are fundamental to successfully managing business operations. Approaching the subject from a managerial perspective, this brand new text provides clear and concise coverage of the nature, principles, and practice of operations and process management.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 07/07/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 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
Product management has never been a more necessary or in-demand discipline for both technology startups and more established companies. Through technology, we have the means to enrich our work and leisure time in ways people, even just a few years ago, could only have dreamed about. It is easier, cheaper and quicker than it ever has been before to create technology products in both software and hardware. Everything is continually changing and the pace of innovation is perpetually increasing - just look at 3D printing.Product management is the art, science and skill of bringing a successful product to life. In The Practitioner's Guide To Product Management, Jock Busuttil looks what product managers do, how the role came to be, how it's still continuing to evolve, and why it's such good news that there's no prescribed route to becoming one. Busuttil also delves into examples of the good, the bad and the ill-advised products to consider why they succeeded and failed and give you the inside track on avoiding all the common product management pitfalls. The book examines the fine line between success and failure and reveals nine ways you can increase your product's chances of success.If you're new to product management and wondering what it's all about or if you're a product manager shooting for professional success, this book will give you the inside track on starting, developing, and then selling a new product.
Published by: Piatkus | Publication date: 01/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 209 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