Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

View: 535

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.

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

Amitava Mitra

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 723

View: 557

Covers the foundations of modern methods of quality control and improvements that may be applied to manufacturing and service industries. The text presents case studies at the end of each chapter that provide realistic applications of the principles.

Solutions Manual to accompany Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Solutions Manual

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 432

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, Third 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, this timely new edition bridges the gap between statistical quality control and quality management. The book promotes a unique "do it right the first time" approach and 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. Further management-oriented topics of discussion include total quality management; quality function deployment; activity-basedcosting; balanced scorecard; benchmarking; failure mode and effects criticality analysis; quality auditing; vendor selection and certification; and the Six Sigma quality philosophy. The Third Edition also features: Presentation of acceptance sampling and reliability principles Coverage of ISO 9000 standards Profiles of past Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners, which illustrate examples of best business practices Strong emphasis on process control and identification of remedial actions Integration of service sector examples The implementation of MINITAB software in applications found throughout the book as well as in the additional data sets that are available via the related Web site New and revised exercises at the end of most chapters Complete with discussion questions and a summary of key terms in each chapter, Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Third Edition is an ideal book for courses in management, technology, and engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for practitioners and professionals who would like to extend their knowledge of the subject.

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, with MINITAB Software

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

View: 552

Incorporating modern ideas, methods, and philosophies, "Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Third 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, this timely new edition promotes a unique "do it right the first time" approach and 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.

Fundamentals of Industrial Quality Control

Author: Lawrence S. Aft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 638

"Quality" is the latest buzz word in business and industry-quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, and quality systems. But what does quality mean to you? Fundamentals of Industrial Quality Control, Third Edition shows how the concept of "quality" can be validated with basic statistical methods.

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 467

The newest edition of an insightful and practical statistical approach to quality control and management In the newly revised and thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, accomplished academic, consultant, and author Dr. Amitava Mitra delivers a comprehensive and quantitative approach to quality management techniques. The book demonstrates how to integrate statistical concepts with quality assurance methods, incorporating modern ideas, strategies, and philosophies of quality management. You'll discover experimental design concepts and the use of the Taguchi method to incorporate customer needs, improve lead time, and reduce costs. The new edition also includes brand-new case studies at the end of several chapters, references to the statistical software Minitab 19, and chapter updates that add discussions of trending and exciting topics in quality control. The book includes access to supplementary material for instructors consisting of a new instructor's solutions manual and PowerPoint slides, as well as access to data sets for all readers. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the evolution of quality and definitions of quality, quality control, quality assurance, quality circles, and quality improvement teams An exploration of customer needs and market share, as well as the benefits of quality control and the total quality system Practical discussions of quality and reliability, quality improvement, product and service costing, and quality costs A concise treatment of how to measure quality costs, the management of quality, and the interrelationship between quality and productivity Perfect for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in quality control and improvement, the Fifth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement will also earn a place in the libraries of business students and those undertaking training programs in Six Sigma.

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Set

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 954

View: 338

This set contains the text Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, 3rd Edition 9780470226537 and Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, 3rd Edition, Student Solutions Manual 9780470256978.

The Fundamentals of Quality Management

Author: D.F. Kehoe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 688

This book has been written to provide both students and industrial man agers with a comprehensive description of the tools and techniques of Quality Management and also to provide a framework for understanding Quality Development. Central to the theme of this book is the idea that quality management is a developmental process which requires an understanding of the techniques, the people and the systems issues. The aims of quality development are to produce greater organizational consistency, to improve customer satisfac tion and to reduce the business process costs. In order to achieve these aims, managers are required to have an understanding of both the underlying the ories and the methodologies for implementation. The aim of this book is to provide a coherent description of both the theoretical and implementation aspects of quality management. Since the halcyon days of the quality 'revolution' of the 1970s and 1980s, many organizations have realized that quality development represents an enormous management challenge. This challenge for continuous improve ment requires the continuous development of systems, of techniques and of people. Like most serious business strategies, competitive improvement through quality development can only be achieved if the organization understands not only what the various quality 'options' are but also when a particular technique or approach is applicable. Quality development has no single blueprint but requires a learning organization which understands key concepts and methods of implementation.

Fundamentals of Total Quality Management

Author: Jens J. Dahlgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 754

The principles of Total Quality Management have proven to be invaluable to organisations in all sectors of business and commerce and to the individuals they comprise. Indeed many organisations have discovered the relationship between quality and profitability. Now, more than ever, it is important to develop a quality strategy by adopting the principles of TQM. This important text provides a solid framework for understanding the basic concepts of TQM. It comprises three interlinked modules - fundamentals of TQM, methods of TQM and process management and improvement - and provides an integrated approach to this increasingly important business strategy. Fundamentals of Total Quality Management is vital reading for students doing MBAs, and those on MSc courses in business studies and engineering featuring TQM models, as well as practitioners in quality management and control.

Fundamentals of Total Quality Management

Author: Jens J. Dahlgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 342

The principles of Total Quality Management have proven to be invaluable to organisations in all sectors of business and commerce and to the individuals they comprise. Indeed many organisations have discovered the relationship between quality and profitability. Now, more than ever, it is important to develop a quality strategy by adopting the principles of TQM. This important text provides a solid framework for understanding the basic concepts of TQM. It comprises three interlinked modules - fundamentals of TQM, methods of TQM and process management and improvement - and provides an integrated approach to this increasingly important business strategy. Fundamentals of Total Quality Management is vital reading for students doing MBAs, and those on MSc courses in business studies and engineering featuring TQM models, as well as practitioners in quality management and control.

APPLIED STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT

Author: K. KRISHNAIAH

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 445

Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of industrial, production, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, and postgraduate students of industrial, quality engineering and management and industrial engineering and management, this book fills the gap between theory and practice of tools and techniques of quality control and quality improvement. In this book, the principles and concepts are presented clearly and logically with necessary numerical illustrations to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. The book is organized in two parts. Part I deals with statistical quality control. It starts with the fundamentals of statistics and quality followed by elaborate discussion on statistical process control, process and gauge capability studies with emphasis on their practical application. It also covers detailed discussion on the various types of control charts used to monitor and control quality of processes and products. It includes acceptance sampling inspection procedures and standard sampling systems. Part II deals with quality improvement techniques/methods. It is a data driven approach that discusses the application of Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods for improving quality of processes and products. A comprehensive discussion on total quality management is also presented. KEY FEATURES • Provides a well structured procedure for the application of all the tools and techniques. • Includes Shainin DOE tools widely used in Six sigma projects. • Demonstrates the application of quality improvement techniques through real life case studies.

Quality Management Essentials

Author: David Hoyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 938

From the best-selling quality management author, David Hoyle, Quality Management Essentials is the perfect brief, yet authoritative, introduction to the fundamentals of quality management. Quality in organizations, large or small, is achieved with intelligent use of various concepts, principles, tools and techniques. For those coming to the subject for the first time, these philosophies associated with quality management can be quite overwhelming. This very readable book provides a fast track introduction and executive level appraisal of the field from a respected and experienced author.

Optimization in Quality Control

Author: Khalaf S. Sultan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 387

View: 955

Optimization in Quality Control presents a broad survey of the state of the art in optimization in quality, and focuses on industrial and national competitiveness. Each chapter has been carefully developed and refereed anonymously by experts in the area of optimization in quality control. Some of the topics covered in this volume include: fundamentals of optimization techniques contemporary approaches to optimization models in process control economic design of control charts determining optimal target values in multiple criteria economic selection models examining quality improvement schemes by trading off between expected warranty servicing costs and increasing manufacturing costs designing optimal inspection plans. This book will serve as an important reference source for academics, professionals and researchers.