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The Future of Quality Technology: From a Manufacturing to a Knowledge Economy & from Defects to Innovations

2005 Youden Address

by Bisgaard. Soren

The Address provides some observations about the future of quality technology and where we need to focus our efforts, our professional and educational activities, and our journals. Taken from Winter 2006 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2006-05
  • Keywords:Innovation, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Statistical process control, Reliability, Response surface, Principal components, Discriminant analysis, Regression, Factor analysis
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Taken from Fall 2005 Newsletter

by Romeu, Jorge

This paper explores the meaning and implications of statistical methods used to measure and assess system availability...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2005-10
  • Keywords:Availability, Uniform distribution, Exponential distribution, Beta distribution, Joint density function, Markov Chain, Geometric Distribution, Transition probability, State diagram matrix
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The View from an Ivory Tower

2004 Youden Address

by Woodall, William H.;

This Address discusses four topics: 1. Economic trends affecting the quality profession, 2. Changing academic environment, 3. Use of journal article citation rates, 4. Quality profile monitoring. Taken from Winter 2004 Newsletter!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-12
  • Keywords:Statistical Process Control (SPC), Quality profile monitoring.
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Must a Process Be in Statistical Control to Perform an Effective Experiment?

Taken from the Fall 2004 Newsletter

by Rand, Daniel R. ;

The paper investigates the potential consequences of implementing an experimental design when the process is not in statistical control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-09
  • Keywords:Fractional factorial, Mean square error, Special cause, confounding, Aliasing, Cpk, Replication, Half-normal plot of effects
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Statistical Thinking with Six Sigma and Lean

by Rodebaugh, William; Grace, W.R; Ficalora, Joe; Costello, Joe; Renaud, Julien; Breyfogle III, Forrest W.; Pound, Edward S.; Spearman, Mark L.

Includes "Combining Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies"; "Beyond Six Sigma/Lean: Methods to Ensure Your Organization's Health"; and "Productivity, Quality and Measures: Using Factory Physics Principles to Resolve Conflict and Improve Productivity"...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-04
  • Keywords:Factory Physics, Capacity, Time, Inventory, Variability, WIP, Utilization
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The Embedded Statistician

2003 Youden Address

by Hahn, Gerald J.

The “embedded statistician” is here to save the statistics profession in a new era of global challenges. Taken from the Winter 2003 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-01
  • Keywords:DMAIC (Define Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Data acquisition, Measurement Error
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Candy Exercise – Simple Data Analysis

Taken from Fall 2003 Newsletter

by Mitchell, Bob

This fun filled candy exercise is intended to demonstrate the use of basic statistical tools and Statistical Thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-09
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Hypothesis Testing, Signal-to-noise ratio, P-value, Chi-squared Test, Control charts, I and MR chart, P chart, ANOVA
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Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality

2002 Youden Memorial Address

by Meeker, William Q.

This Youden Address relates reliability to quality and reviews methods and tools for improving reliability. Taken from the Spring 2003 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:Reliability demonstration, Reliability assurance, Bayesian, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), Design for reliability, Failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA), Highly accelerated life testing (HALT)
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Six Sigma, Measurement Systems, and the Hidden Factory

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 2003 Newsletter

by Rodebaugh, Bill

Measurement systems ineffectively designed and implemented may contribute to the inefficiencies of “the hidden factory”. This Mini Paper presents an approach to avoid these inefficiencies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:Cost of poor quality (COPQ), Gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) analysis, Precision to tolerance (P/T) ration, X-bar and R chart
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Basic Tools: Effective Six Sigma via Statistical Thinking

Taken from Spring 2003 Newsletter

by Jensen, Willis

This Basic Tools article shows the importance and advantages of using statistical thinking in Six Sigma projects...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, Statistical thinking, Control charts

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