Quality Control for Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Brent Lee - Goodreads

As others have stated, this book is a good overview of quality practices. I would have really enjoyed reading some case studies. Read full review

Review: Quality Control for Dummies

User Review  - Goodreads

As others have stated, this book is a good overview of quality practices. I would have really enjoyed reading some case studies. Read full review


Understanding the Basics of Quality Control
Understanding the Basics of Quality Control 7 Chapter 1 Defining and Explaining Quality Control
Understanding the Importance of Quality Standards
Using Quality Assurance for the Best Results
The Role of Inspection in Quality Control
Putting Fundamental Quality Control
Detecting the Voice of the Customer in Quality Issues
Keeping Your Eyes on the Process Value Stream Mapping
Focusing on the 5S Method
Empowering Workers to Make Changes with Rapid Improvement
Looking at Lean Materials and Kanban
Surveying Other Quality Control Techniques
Combining the Best of All Worlds in Total Quality Management 275 Chapter 17 Fixing Tough Problems with Six Sigma
Delving into Quality Function Deployment
Considering the Theory of Constraints

Preparing to Measure Your Current Quality Process
Collecting Your Quality Data
Evaluating Quality with Statistics
Assessing Quality with Statistical Process Control
Whipping Quality Control
Ten Steps for Incorporating Quality into
Ten Or So Web Sites with Quality Control
Ten Or So Web Sites with Quality Control Tips and Techniques 347 Index

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About the author (2011)

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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