Berger, Roger W. (1986, ASQC) Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Although the pace of innovation has slowed in the past year, software is still a powerful tool for quality improvement. In order to remain competitive, companies should apply new and economical software to their processes. This is work that can be done by different professional and functional areas in the company. It will benefit the quality professional to stay involved in the computerization of process control and data management. This paper shows examples of software, and suggests ways of evaluating and selecting software. Recognizing the new packages and techniques are being released continually, it also offers hints for keeping abreast of new developments.