Pyzdek's guide to SPC.: applications and special topics

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ASQC-Quality press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 237 pages
Finally, a book about HOW TO USE statistical process control (SPC) to improve quality in a wide variety of real-world situations, written by the instructor for the American Society for Quality Control's SPC courses nationally. Are you faced with things like short runs; toolwear & other built-in out-of-control situations; sampling questions: how many? how often? how should I form the subgroups?; processes you knew were in-control even though the control charts showed them to be out-of-control; measurement systems that never get the same result twice; processes with lousy Cpk's but that never produce a single reject; processes with so many important variables a supercomputer couldn't process all of the data; great manufacturing operations but awful service processes, & no known way of applying SPC to them; multiple-head fillers, multiple-cavity molds or other multiple-stream processes that require too many charts; SPC teams that get bogged down studying the food in the cafeteria, etc.; many SPC projects, but no true quality improvement plan? If any of this is familiar, then you NEED this book. One reviewer said of this book: "It is similar in content to parts of the SQC handbook from AT&T...but provides many more choices & the details for use." Order 1-800-628-0432, FAX 1-800-848-8216 or 1-602-749-8338.

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About the author (1991)

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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