Managing and Improving Quality: Integrating Quality, Statistical Methods and Process Control

Managing and Improving Quality: Integrating Quality, Statistical Methods and Process Control

by Amar Sahay


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Quality is a discipline that focuses on product and service excellence. This book is about improving the quality of products and services. The improved quality and reliability lead to higher perceived value and increased market share for a company, thereby increasing revenue and profitability. The book discusses the concepts and dimensions of quality, costs of poor quality, the importance of quality in this highly competitive global economy, and quality programs-Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma that focus on improving quality in industries. The text integrates quality concepts, statistical methods, and one of the major tools of quality-Statistical Process Control (SPC)-a major part of Six Sigma control phase. A significant part of the book is devoted to process control and the tools of SPC-control charts-used for monitoring, controlling, and improving the processes by identifying the causes of process variation. The fundamentals of control charts, along with SPC techniques for variables and attributes, and process capability analysis and their computer applications are discussed in detail. This book fills a gap in this area by showing the readers comprehensive and step-wise solutions to model and solve quality problems using computers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631573415
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Pages: 291
Sales rank: 855,416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Amar Sahay is engaged in teaching, research, consulting, and training. He has taught/teaching at several Utah institutions, including the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University, and Westminster College. He has a BS in production engineering (Birla Institute of Technology, India), an MS in industrial engineering and a PhD in mechanical engineering (both from University of Utah). Amar is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an expert level certification in lean manufacturing/lean management. Amar is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and a member of Alpha Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor society.

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