Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement / Edition 2

Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement / Edition 2

by Thomas P. Ryan
     
 

A comprehensive, up-to-date survey of statistical methods for quality improvement

Statistical methods for quality improvement offer numerous benefits for industry and business, both through identifying existing trouble spots and alerting management and technical personnel to potential problems. In the Second Edition of his successful book that is still unrivaled in

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A comprehensive, up-to-date survey of statistical methods for quality improvement

Statistical methods for quality improvement offer numerous benefits for industry and business, both through identifying existing trouble spots and alerting management and technical personnel to potential problems. In the Second Edition of his successful book that is still unrivaled in content, Tom Ryan continues to offer clear, thorough coverage of all available techniques-from basic control charts to regression and design of experiments, and the combined use of these tools. This edition is fully expanded and revised, bringing readers up to date with very recent research and providing a solid foundation from which to explore the statistical literature. Dr. Ryan tackles complicated topics in a logical, engaging, easy-to-understand style, downplaying mathematical formulas and making the material accessible to industrial engineers and applied statisticians alike. Special features of Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement, Second Edition include:

? Greatly expanded chapters on process capability indices and multivariate control chart methods

? Improved attributes control charts based on the author's research

? A detailed presentation of Six Sigma programs

? A new, separate chapter on CUSUM and EWMA procedures

? New material on robust design and Taguchi-type procedures

? Chapter appendices for more in-depth coverage of selected topics

? Very extensive and up-to-date references in each chapter, in addition to a bibliography of papers on a variety of control chart applications

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471197751
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/31/2000
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics Series, #340
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Basic Tools for Improving Quality11
Ch. 3Basic Concepts in Statistics and Probability28
Ch. 4Control Charts for Measurements with Subgrouping (for One Variable)77
Ch. 5Control Charts for Measurements without Subgrouping (for One Variable)133
Ch. 6Control Charts for Attributes152
Ch. 7Process Capability186
Ch. 8Alternatives to Shewhart Charts216
Ch. 9Multivariate Control Charts for Measurement Data253
Ch. 10Miscellaneous Control Chart Topics289
Ch. 11Other Graphical Methods319
Ch. 12Linear Regression337
Ch. 13Design of Experiments359
Ch. 14Contributions of Genichi Taguchi and Alternative Approaches427
Ch. 15Evolutionary Operation474
Ch. 16Analysis of Means494
Ch. 17Using Combinations of Quality Improvement Tools519
Answers to Selected Exercises530
App.: Statistical Tables532
Author Index545
Subject Index551

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