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Quality Control

  • Understanding Statistics and Statistical Mythsby Kicab Castaneda-Mendez

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Addressing more than 30 statistical myths, this book explains how to understand statistics rather than how to do statistics. In the book, six characters have 30 discussions on various topics taught in a fictional course intended to teach students how to apply statistics to improve processes. Readers follow along and learn as the students apply what... more...

  • Value Analysis and Engineering Reengineeredby Abate O. Kassa

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Thought leader Abate Kassa finds the U.S. government?s arbitrary cost-cutting directives of austerity measures or sequestration as a perfect example of moving in the wrong direction. Their system follows rule-sense rather than value-sense. In this book, Mr. Kassa proposes reengineered value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) as the way to deliver... more...

  • The Five Rings of Lean Business Excellenceby Richard Keegan

    Oak Tree Press 2015; US$ 7.50

    In 1643, the undefeated Japanese sword-master, Miyamoto Musashi, wrote a book known as The Book of the Five Rings, in which he described his understanding of what it took to survive life and death duels. In his mid-50s when writing, he had reached a point of clarity where he saw that real expertise was based on mastering of basic principles ? that... more...

  • One-Piece Flow vs. Batchingby Charles Protzman; Joe McNamara; Dan Protzman

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Although batching often appears more efficient than one-piece flow for individual tasks, the practice creates waste for other parts of the organization that more than offset its perceived benefits. A silent productivity killer, batching is an extremely difficult mindset to overcome and, as a result, numerous Lean initiatives have been destroyed by... more...

  • Handbook of Measurementsby Adedeji B. Badiru; LeeAnn Racz

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Planning, measuring, and paying attention to details form the basis for all successful engineering operations. Measurements pervade everything we do and must be viewed from a systems perspective. A comprehensive all-encompassing guide to measurements, Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision focuses on high-level engineering... more...

  • Design for Profitabilityby Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products... more...

  • Lean Six Sigmaby Terra PhD Vanzant Stern

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    A hybrid methodology, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is designed to accommodate global challenges and constraints by capitalizing on Six Sigma and Lean Thinking. LSS incorporates best practices from programs such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Capability Maturity Model, and Total Quality Management. International Lean Six Sigma... more...

  • The Lean IT Field Guideby Michael A. Orzen; Thomas A. Paider

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    How many IT books have you read that are long on theory and short on practical application? They are interesting, but not very impactful. They provide a framework from which to think and understand, but lack a process from which to act. Addressing this urgent need for the IT community, The Lean IT Field Guide explains how to initiate, execute, and... more...

  • The Quality Improvement Field Guideby Matthew A. Barsalou

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Quality Improvement Field Guide: Achieving and Maintaining Value in Your Organization covers the key aspects that quality professionals must know to attain mastery in their field. After reading this book, readers will not only gain an understanding of the key quality improvement concepts, but will gain the practical insight required to implement... more...

  • Fluctuation Mechanism and Control on System Instantaneous Availabilityby Yi Yang; Yong-Li Yu; Li-Chao Wang

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Fluctuation Mechanism and Control on System Instantaneous Availability facilitates the development of modeling and identification skills for both theoretical research and applications. Supplying a systematic introduction to the basic results in fluctuation analysis of instantaneous availability, it covers the theory, methodology, and specific engineering... more...