Quality Control for Dummies [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Quality Control for Dummies

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Overview

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

This invaluable reference is written from an unbiased viewpoint, giving you all the facts about each theory with no fuzzy coverings. It also includes steps for incorporating quality into a new product and Web sites packed with quality control tips and techniques. With Quality Control For Dummies, you’ll be able to speed up production, eliminate waste, and save money!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118051030
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 616,619
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Larry Webber is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Masters of Project Management degree from West Carolina University. He has supported quality initiatives at multiple major manufacturers and in software development companies. He’s currently a Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt working for Computer Science Corporation. Larry is also retired from the Army Reserve as an infantry First Sergeant, is a certified Master Business Continuity Planner and a certified Project Manager, and holds an MBA and BSBA from Rockhurst College. He can be reached at ljwljw88@hotmail.com.

Michael Wallace has more than 25 years of experience in the information systems field. He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University with a bachelor of science degree in Management Science. Michael has worked as an application developer, a systems analyst, and a technical and business consultant and has assisted the state of Ohio in developing statewide IT policies. He’s active in the local technical community, is President of the Columbus International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP), is a Competent Toastmaster with Toastmasters International, and graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Michael is now the Vice President of Application Engineering at Result Data, which provides its clients with guidance on IT strategy, application development, business intelligence, disaster-recovery planning, and policies and procedures. He’s also an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University and at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and he has published several articles and books on business and technology topics. He can be reached at michaelw@columbus.rr.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding the Basics of Quality Control.

Chapter 1: Defining and Explaining Quality Control.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Importance of Quality Standards.

Chapter 3: Using Quality Assurance for the Best Results.

Chapter 4: The Role of Inspection in Quality Control.

Part II: Putting Fundamental Quality Control Methods to Use.

Chapter 5: Starting Down the Road to Quality.

Chapter 6: Detecting the Voice of the Customer in Quality Issues.

Chapter 7: Preparing to Measure Your Current Quality Process.

Chapter 8: Collecting Your Quality Data.

Chapter 9: Evaluating Quality with Statistics.

Chapter 10: Assessing Quality with Statistical Process Control.

Part III: Whipping Quality Control into Shape with Lean Processes.

Chapter 11: Gathering the Nuts and Bolts of Lean Processes.

Chapter 12: Keeping Your Eyes on the Process: Value Stream Mapping.

Chapter 13: Focusing on the 5S Method.

Chapter 14: Empowering Workers to Make Changes with Rapid Improvement.

Chapter 15: Looking at Lean Materials and Kanban.

Part IV: Surveying Other Quality Control Techniques.

Chapter 16: Combining the Best of All Worlds in Total Quality Management.

Chapter 17: Fixing Tough Problems with Six Sigma.

Chapter 18: Delving into Quality Function Deployment.

Chapter 19: Considering the Theory of Constraints.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Steps for Incorporating Quality into a New Product and/or Process.

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Web Sites with Quality Control Tips and Techniques.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    Great First Book on Quality

    Easy read and covers the topics in sufficient detail to provide a high level understanding of the topics. I base this on my experiences at a corporation that uses the 5S method and Kanban processes. After reading this book, I feel that I can narrow my focus to more specific quality areas of interest.

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