An SPC primer: programmed learning guide to statistical process control techniques

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Quality America, 1984 - Business & Economics - 55 pages
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Now in its 13th printing, with over 35,000 in use by nearly every major manufacturing firm & many service firms. This is the first & best programmed learning guide to statistical process control (SPC). SPC originated in America, but it was forgotten until many major firms began mandating its use in the 1980s. Now SPC is required by almost all major manufacturers & its use is widely credited for America's quality renaissance. However, to be effective SPC must be understood by everyone, including people in non-technical positions such as machine operators. Designed for self-study or classroom study, the SPC Primer makes SPC easy to learn & use. The reader is taken step-by-step to a mastery of SPC fundamentals.The SPC Primer has been used to supplement classroom training & to provide executives with a succinct overview of the SPC. Since not everyone can be trained at once, some have used the SPC Primer to provide an introduction to every employee until classroom training time is available. Others have used it to refresh employee training previously received. It gets rave reviews for making a difficult subject easy for anyone to understand! Order 1-800-628-0432, FAX 1-800-848-8216 or 1-602-749-8338.

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Thomas Pyzdek, Thomas Pyzdek earned his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned his Master's in Systems Engineering in 1982, and Management in 1995, from the University of Arizona. Pyzdek taught management statistics at the University of Arizona and for the American Society for Quality. He is a fellow of ASQ and is certified as both a Quality Engineer and a Reliability Engineer. Pyzdek has consulted for such large companies as Avon, McDonalds and Federal Mogul. He himself has launched two successful companies, Quality America, Inc, that specializes in statistical software, and Quality Publishing, Inc. which specializes in books and multimedia training materials. He also writes a regular column for Quality Digest Magazine. In 1995, Pyzdek was awarded the ASQ Edwards Medal for outstanding contributions to the practice of quality management. He also received the Hughes Engineering Master's Fellowship in 1980. He was a member of the Board of Examiners for the first Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the Panel of Judges for the first Arizona Govenor's Award for Quality. Pyzdek is listed as an Outstanding Writer and Author by the INternational Who's Who in Quality.

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