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A Brief History of Auditing

The spring 2014 issue of The Audit Report, an Audit Division member-benefit publication, features part one in a series of articles by ASQ Fellow Dennis Arter on the history of auditing.

Management Eras Audit ReportEmphasizing the value that audits add for organizations and society, Arter explores audits in the context of different eras of organization management.       

Estimating the Change Point of Correlated Poisson Count Processes

QE Vol 22 No 3An article in the April 2014 Quality Engineering proposes an approach to detect the change in the parameters of correlated Poisson count processes as well as to estimate their change points.

Clean Approach Saves Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Time, Money

Mallinckrodt Facility ImageA Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Lean Six Sigma project team used quality tools to create a new equipment cleaning procedure, reducing cleaning time and resulting in significant annual cost savings.

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The Process Improvement Handbook

P1530-MThis book reveals how to design effective process improvement structures, organizations, and cultures to achieve faster responses, better service, and increased agility.

Design and Evaluation of Accelerated Life Testing Plans with Dual Objectives

JQT v43 i2In the April 2014 Journal of Quality Technology, Rong Pan and Tao Yang discuss accelerated life testing (ALT), identifying an optimal test plan that minimizes the average prediction variance over the entire use condition region and introducing a dual-objective optimization process to provide an efficient ALT plan.  

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Peer Assessments

At the 19th Annual Spring Conference of the Association for Quality and Participation, Tami Vickery and Mark Warner demonstrated the benefits of a structured approach to peer assessments and shared sample tools and worksheets for implementation. 

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