Axiomatic Quality: Integrating Axiomatic Design with Six-Sigma, Reliability, and Quality Engineering

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John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 370 pages
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The first book to integrate axiomatic design and robust design for a comprehensive quality approach

As the adoption of quality methods grows across various industries, its implementation is challenged by situations where statistical tools are inadequate, yet the earlier a proactive quality system is introduced into a given process, the greater the payback these methods will yield.

Axiomatic Quality brings together two well-established theories, axiomatic design and robust design, to eliminate or reduce both conceptual and operational weaknesses. Providing a complete framework for immediate implementation, this book guides design teams in producing systems that operate at high-quality levels for each of their design requirements. And it shows the way towards achieving the Six-Sigma target--six times the standard deviation contained between the target and each side of the specification limits--for each requirement.

This book develops an aggressive axiomatic quality approach that:
* Provides the tools to reduce conceptual weaknesses of systems using a framework called the conceptual design for capability
* Reduces operational weaknesses of systems in terms of quality losses and control costs
* Uses mathematical relationships to bridge the gap between science-based engineering and quality methods


Acclaro DFSS Light, a Java-based software package that implements axiomatic design processes, is available for download from a Wiley ftp site. Acclaro DFSS Light is a software product of Axiomatic Design Solutions, Inc.

Laying out a comprehensive approach while working through each aspect of its implementation, Axiomatic Quality is an essential resource for managers, engineers, and other professionals who want to successfully deploy the most advanced methodology to tackle system weaknesses and improve quality.
 

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION TO THE AXIOMATIC QUALITY PROCESS
1
2 AXIOMATIC DESIGN METHOD
21
3 INDEPENDENCE AXIOM
44
4 INFORMATION AXIOM AND DESIGN COMPLEXITY
62
5 QUALITY ENGINEERING AXIOMATIC PERSPECTIVE
85
6 AXIOMATIC QUALITY AND RELIABILITY PROCESS
106
7 AXIOMATIC QUALITY PROCESS CONCEPT SELECTION PROCESS
145
8 CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR CAPABILITY PHASE
171
9 AXIOMATIC QUALITY OPTIMIZATION PHASE
201
10 CASE STUDY LOWPASS FILTER AXIOMATIC QUALITY PROCESS
233
11 AXIOMATIC RELIABILITY
243
REFERENCES
273
INDEX
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BASEM SAID EL-HAIK, PhD, is Director of Textron Six-Sigma and Transformation at Textron Inc., where he is responsible for design of Six-Sigma and Six-Sigma deployment, including Black Belt waves, champions, and projects. He is a coauthor of Design for Six- Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development. Dr. El-Haik also lectures and researches extensively on axiomatic design, robust design, Six-Sigma, and state-of-the-art quality methods.

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