Robust Engineering: Learn How to Boost Quality While Reducing Costs & Time to Market / Edition 1

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Powerful and elegantly simple.

Achieve higher quality...lower costs...faster time to market

Companies worldwide have used the methods of quality expert Genichi Taguchi for the past 30 years with phenomenal product development cost savings and quality improvements. Robust Engineering, by this three-time Deming Prize winner, along with Subir Chowdhury and Shin Taguchi, is the first book to explain and illustrate his newest, most revolutionary methodology, Technology Development. It joins Design of Experiments and Robust Design as the framework on which your company can build a competitive edge. Case studies of real-world organizations Ford, ITT, 3M, Minolta, NASA, Nissan, Xerox and 9 others show you how the techniques of all three methodologies can be

successfully applied. You'll hammer flexibility into your manufacturing organization to minimize product development costs, reduce product time-to-market, and fully satisfy customers needs.

Project Management is going to be huge in the next decade...—Fortune

Busy managers single-source guide to planning, organizing and controlling projects

At last there's a concise, compact (5— x 8—) hands-on guide that puts state-of-the-art management concepts and processes at your fingertips. Project Manager's Portable Handbook, by David I. Cleland and Lewis R.

Ireland, is your step-by-step guide to the nuts-and-bolts details that spell project management success. You're shown how to organize and manage everything from small to multiple projects...lead and coach project team

members...and manage within a strategic context from project

partnering to dealing with the board of directors and other stakeholders.

You'll find out how to:

Select and use PM software; Develop winning proposals;

Handle legal considerations; Come out on top in contract

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071347822
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/18/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 241
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Genichi Taguchi (Japan) is executive Director of American Supplier Institute and President of Ohken Associates in Japan. He developed the Taguchi Method. He is a 3-time recipient of the Deming Prize.

Subir Chowdhury (Livonia, MI) is a VP of American Supplier Institute. He is the recipient of the Henry Ford II Awarded for Excellence, and co-authored QS-9000 Pioneers: Register Companies Share Their Strategies for Success.

Shin Taguchi (Livonia, MI) is President of American Supplier Institute and the foremost consultant on the Taguchi Method in the U.S. He has consulted on more than 500 projects, and since 1993, has participated in over 80 pure robust design cases at Ford Motor Co.

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: Introduction to Robust Engineering Methodology.

Chapter Two: Robust Engineering Implementation Formula.

Chapter Three: Robust: Engineering Process Formula.

Chapter Four: CDI/3M Health Care.

Chapter Five: California Institute of Technology - jet Propulsion Lab, NASA and....

Chapter Six: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Seven: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Eight: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Nine: Fumakilla, Ltd.

Chapter Ten: Goldstar Cp., Ltd.

Chapter Eleven: ITT Aerospace/Communications Division.

Chapter Twelve: ITT Avionics Division.

Chapter Thirteen: ITT Industries - Aerospace/Communications Division and Phadke Associates, Inc.

Chapter Fourteen: ITT Night Vision and ITT Defense and Electronics.

Chapter Fifteen: Minolta Co.

Chapter Sixteen: Nissan Motor Co. and Nissan Tochigi Institute of Automative Technology.

Chapter Seventeen: Sampo Kagaku Kogyo Co.

Chapter Eighteen: Xerox Corporation.

Chapter Nineteen: MTS: A Powerful Tool for 2000 and Beyond.
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