Measurement and Statistics

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Driven by Metrics

by Okes, Duke

Performance metrics are a necessary part of managing an organization. However, they have good and bad impacts on individual behavior, so organizations need to find ways to maximize the good while minimizing the potential damage....

Statistics Spotlight: Getting the Luster Back

by Lucas, James M.; Snee, Ronald D.

A textile fiber manufacturing plant was having a production yield problem. On occasion, the plant was producing yarn that was not bright enough. The low-luster yarn was recycled, thus reducing yields and increasing manufacturing costs....

Data: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Kovach, Jamison V.

The information necessary to support effective decision making, monitor performance and appropriately allocate resources within organizations is derived from measurements. Hence, measurement is a critical management activity....

Bring the Energy

by Holmes, Donald S.; Mergen, A. Erhan; Uysal, Murat P.

Over the years, it seems acceptance charts have not received as much attention as control charts even though they have been around since the mid-1950s. That must change. Acceptance charts have great potential for use in managing quality and Six Sigma....

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