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Statistics Body of Knowledge - our library content below focuses on the topics in this listing.

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Some Suggestions for Successful Statistical Process Control

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 2001 Newsletter

by Drain, David

This Mini Paper provides suggestions to address three reasons that statistical process control (SPC) implementations sometimes fail...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2001-03
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Out of control action plan, False alarms, Control charts, Measurement systems validation
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A Perspective on Models and the Quality Sciences: Some Challenges and Future Directions

Winter 1999 Youden Address

by Montgomery, Douglas C.;

This address advocates for the improvement of the outdated Shewhart model used in statistical process control and answers the criticism of those opponents who believe that the Shewhart control chart is the only one needed to fit all situations...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-01
  • Keywords:Control charts, Statistical process control, Time Series Data, Statistical Methods, Industrial experiments, Inductive learning
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Smooth Work Flow Lowers Complexity and Raises Your Output

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 1996 Newsletter

by Fuller, Tim; Propst, Annabeth;

This Mini Paper presents Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints model for improving work flow and reducing complexity and shows how two different manufacturing organizations have implemented them...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-09
  • Keywords:Goldratt’s theory of constraints model, Process management, Variance Reduction
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How Do World Class Organizations Use Statistics? ( A Study of Best Practices)

Mini Paper Taken from the Winter 1995 Newsletter

by Parr, William C.;

This paper outlines the dimensions of an ideal implementation of statistical methods for improving organizational performance...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-12
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Statistical thinking
Open Access

Communication: The Key to an Engineer’s Success

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 1995 Newsletter

by Kinion, Sandra S.;

This paper presents four key aspects for successful communication...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-03
  • Keywords:Communication
Open Access

Youden Address: Enhancing the Bottom-Line Impact of Statistical Methods

In Vol. 15, No.2 Winter 1995 Statistics Division Newsletter

by Hoerl, Roger;

This Youden address seeks to stimulate changes within the statistics community that will lead statistical methods to reach their full potential bottom-line impact...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-01
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Robust design, Inventory, Managerial systems, Scientific method, Bayesian, Statistical thinking, Systems thinking, Response surface methodology, Interactions, Control charts
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Pedal Faster – They’re Gaining on Us

1994 Youden Address

by Lynne B. Hare

This address proposes solutions for statisticians to reverse the downward spiral trend affecting organizations and to propose a new role for statsiticians...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1994-01
  • Keywords:Synthesis, affinity diagrams, interrelationship digraph, Tree Diagram, prioritization matrix, matrix diagram, process decision program chart, activity network diagram.
Open Access

Design, Marketing and Quality Management: Parts of a Whole

Youden Address Appearing in Winter 1992 Newsletter

by Lawton, William;

The successful integration of Quality Management, the marketing function, and en!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1992-01
  • Keywords:Preference Models, Conjoint Analysis, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Utility Curve, Fractional factorial
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Statistical Thinking and Its Contribution to Total Quality

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1991 Newsletter

by Snee, Ronald D.;

This paper examines statistical thinking and its role in total quality...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1991-01
  • Keywords:Total quality, Statistical thinking, sources of variation, Common cause, Special cause
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The Alluring Sugar Crystal

Mini Paper Appearing in the Fall 1989 Newsletter

by Roy, Sumit;

This paper discusses Quality Control Circles...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1989-09
  • Keywords:Quality Control Circle (QCC), Quality Management, Process improvement

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