Modern Methods For Quality Control and Improvement

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Wiley, 2002 - Business & Economics - 683 pages
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This is a revision of a classic! This text provides a single source for information on both the structure and management of quality systems and the use of statistics to control and improve quality. It incorporates an international flavor and a good balance of services and manufacturing coverage. The goal of the second edition remains the same as the first edition - to promote learning by means of practical, effective applications intended to develop, control, and improve quality systems and processes.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION AND QUALITY
1
QUALITY AND QUALITY SYSTEMS
15
THE ISO 9000 QUALITY SYSTEM
55
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Dr. Joseph. M. Juran, Co-Editor-in-Chief, publishes the leading reference and training materials on managing for quality, a field he has led internationally for decades. A graduate in engineering and law, Dr. Juran helped to create the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has received over 40 medals and awards from 12 countries, including The Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan, and the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States for "his lifetime work of providing the key principles and methods by which enterprises manage the quality of their products and processes, enhancing their ability to compete in the global marketplace." Among his 20 books, the Handbook is the international reference standard.

A. Blanton Godfrey, Ph.D., Co-Editor-in-Chief, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Juran Institute. A former head of the Quality Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories, he is a co-author of Modern Methods for Quality Control and Improvement and Curing Health Care. He contributed to the creation of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and served as a judge from 1988-1990. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Florida State University.

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