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Fundamentals of quality control and improvement, 3d ed.


Fundamentals of quality control and improvement, 3d ed.

Mitra, Amitava.

John Wiley & Sons


700 pages




Mitra (management, Auburn U.) introduces the foundations of methods of statistical quality assurance and statistical process control for the manufacturing and service industries. After introducing the philosophy and fundamentals of the field, he deals with statistical concepts and techniques in quality control improvement, followed by graphical methods of empirical distributions. The statistical foundations of quality control are examined in chapters on statistical concepts and techniques (especially inferential statistics) and graphical methods of empirical distributions. The core material of statistical process control is discussed next in a section that covers principles and use of control charts, control charts for attributes, the ability of a process to meet customer specifications, capability analysis procedures, process capability indices, and approaches to setting tolerances on assemblies and components. Finally, acceptance sampling procedures are considered and product and process design is explored in terms of reliability and the effects of time on the product, experimentals design, and the Taguchi method for design and quality improvement. For the new edition, the theme of applications of quality control and improvement in the service sector has been integrated into the text and new case studies and other new materials have been incorporated.

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