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Brumbaugh Award Winners


The Brumbaugh Award is presented for the paper making the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.

The award has been presented since 1949. See the complete list of award recipients and their winning articles in the table below. While the most recent articles are reserved for journal subscribers, ASQ members have access to past articles. Learn more about ASQ journals.

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Award-winning authors and articles


 Year

Recipient

Winning Article

2017

Yi Lu,
Stefan Steiner,
R. Jock Mackay

Assessing binary measurement systems and inspection protocols utilizing follow-up data (open access)
July 2016
Quality Engineering, volume 28, issue 3, pages 329-336

 2016

Necip Doganaksoy
Hans van Meer

An Application of the Linear Errors-in-Variables Model in Semiconductor Device Performance Assessment
October 2015
Quality Engineering, volume 27, issue 4, pages 500-511

2015

Weijie Shen
Tim Davis
Dennis K. J. Lin
Christopher J. Nachtsheim  

Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications in Statistics (open access)
July 2014
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 46, issue 3, pages 185-198

2014

William Q. Meeker
Georgios Sarakakis
Athanasios Gerokostopoulos

More Pitfalls of Accelerated Tests
July 2013
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 45, issue 3, pages 213-222

2013

Søren Bisgaard (posthumously)

The Future of Quality Technology: From a Manufacturing to a Knowledge Economy & From Defects to Innovations
January 2012
Quality Engineering, volume 24, issue 1, pages 30-36

2012

Bradley Jones
Christopher Nachtsheim

A Class of Three-Level Designs for Definitive Screening in the Presence of Second-Order Effects (open access) 
January 2011
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 43, issue 1, pages 1-15 

2010

George Box
Surendar Narasimhan

Rethinking Statistics for Quality Control (open access)
April 2010
Quality Engineering, volume 22, issue 2, pages 60-72

2009

Bradley Jones
Christopher J. Nachtsheim

Split-Plot Designs: What, Why, and How
October 2009
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 41, issue 4, pages 340-361

2008

Søren Bisgaard

Must a Process Be in Statistical Control Before Conducting Designed Experiments? (open access)
April 2008
Quality Engineering, volume 20, issue 2, pages 143-150

2007

George E. P. Box
Carmen Paniagua-Quiñones

Two Charts: Not One (open access)
April 2007
Quality Engineering, volume 19, issue 2, pages 93-100

2006

William H. Woodall

The Use of Control Charts in Health-Care and Public-Health Surveillance (open access)
April 2006
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 38, issue 2, pages 89-104

2005

Jeroen De Mast
Albert Trip

Gauge R&R Studies for Destructive Measurements
January 2005
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 37, issue 1, pages 40-49

2004

Marion R. Reynolds, Jr.
Zachary G. Stoumbos

Should Observations Be Grouped for Effective Process Monitoring? (open access)
October 2004
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 36, issue 4, pages 343-366

2003

Benjamin J. Nelson
George C. Runger

Predicting Processes When Embedded Events Occur: Dynamic Time Warping
April 2003
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 35, issue 2, pages 213-226

2002

Vijayan N. Nair
Winson Taam
Kenny Q. Ye

Analysis of Functional Responses from Robust Design Studies
October 2002
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 34, issue 4, pages 355-370

2001

Roger W. Hoerl

Six Sigma Black Belts: What Do They Need to Know? (open access)
October 2001
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 33, issue 4, pages 391-406  

2000

William H. Woodall

Controversies and Contradictions in Statistical Process Control (open access)
October 200
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 32, issue 4, pages 341-350

1999

Raymond H. Myers

Response Surface Methodology—Current Status and Future Directions
January 1999
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 31, issue 1, pages 30-44  

1998

Mani Janakiram
J. Bert Keats

Combining SPC and EPC in a Hybrid Industry
July 1998
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 30, issue 3, pages 189-200

1997

George Box
Alberto Luceño

Discrete Proportional-Integral Adjustment and Statistical Process Control
July 1997
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 29, issue 3, pages 248-260

1996

Marion R. Reynolds, Jr.

Shewhart and EWMA Variable Sampling Interval Control Charts with Sampling at Fixed Times
April 1996
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 28, issue 2, pages 199-212

1995

Søren Bisgaard
Howard T. Fuller

Analysis of Factorial Experiments with Defects or Defectives as the Response
December 1994
Quality Engineering, volume 7, issue 2, pages 429-443

1994

Gregory F. Piepel
John A. Cornell

Mixture Experiment Approaches: Examples, Discussion, and Recommendations
July 1994
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 26, issue 3, pages 177-196

1994

Douglas C. Montgomery
J. Bert Keats
George C. Runger
William S. Messina

Integrating Statistical Process Control and Engineering Process Control
April 1994
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 26, issue 2, pages 79-87

1993

George E. P. Box
R. Daniel Meyer

Finding the Active Factors in Fractionated Screening Experiments
April 1993
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 25, issue 2, pages 94-105  

1992

Michael Hamada
C. F. Jeff Wu

Analysis of Designed Experiments with Complex Aliasing
July 1992
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 24, issue 3, pages 130-137

1991

Robert G. Easterling
Mark E. Johnson
Thomas R. Bement
Christopher J. Nachtsheim

Statistical Tolerancing Based on Consumer's Risk Considerations
January 1991
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 23, issue 1, pages 1-11

1990

G. Geoffrey Vining
Raymond H. Myers

Combining Taguchi and Response Surface Philosophies: A Dual Response Approach
January 1990
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 22, issue 1, pages 38-45

1989

Peter R. Scholtes
Heero Hacquebord

Beginning the Quality Transformation,  Part 1
July 1988
Quality Progress, volume 21, issue 7, pages 28-33

1988

Charles P. Quesenberry

An SPC Approach to Compensating a Tool-Wear Process
October 1988
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 20, issue 4, pages 220-229

1987

George E. P. Box
Søren Bisgaard

The Scientific Context of Quality Improvement
June 1987
Quality Progress, volume 20, issue 6, pages 54-61

1985

J. Stuart Hunter

Statistical Design Applied to Product Design
October 1985
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 17, issue 4, pages 210-221

1984

John Mandel

Fitting Straight Lines When Both Variables are Subject to Error
January  1984
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 16, issue 1, pages 1-14

1983

Ronald D. Snee

Graphical Analysis of Process Variation Studies
April 1983
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 15, issue 2, pages 76-88

1982

Gerald J. Hahn

Removing Measurement Error in Assessing Conformance to Specifications
July 1982
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 14, issue 3, pages 117-121

1981

Edward G. Schilling
Dan J. Sommers

Two-Point Optimal Narrow Limit Plans with Applications to MIL-STD-105D
April 1981
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 13, issue 2, pages 83-92 

1980

Gerald J. Hahn
Joseph Schmee

Regression Estimates Versus Separate Estimation at Individual Test Conditions
January 1980
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 12, issue 1, pages 25-35

1979

Edward G. Schilling

A Simplified Graphical Grand Lot Acceptance Sampling Procedure
July 1979
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 11, issue 3, pages 116-127

1978

Edward G. Schilling
John H. Sheesley

The Performance of MIL-STD-105D under the Switching Rules, Part 1: Evaluation
April 1978
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 10, issue 2, pages 76-83 

1977

J. Edward Jackson

Evaluate Control Procedures by Examining Errors in Process Adjustment
April 1977
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 9, issue 2, pages 47-55

1976

James M. Lucas

The Design and Use of V-Mask Control Schemes
January 1976
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 8, issue 1, pages 1-12

1975

Edward M. Baker

Signal Detection Theory Analysis of Quality Control Inspector Performance
April 1975
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 7, issue 2, pages 62-71

1974

Gerald J. Hahn

Minimum Size Sampling Plans
July 1974
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 6, issue 3, pages 121-127

1973

Edward G. Schilling

A Systematic Approach to the Analysis of Means, Part II. Analysis of Contrasts, and Part III. Analysis of Non-Normal Data
October 1973
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 5, issue 4, pages 147-159

A Systematic Approach to the Analysis of Means, Part I. Analysis of Treatment Effects
July 1973
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 5, issue 3, pages 93-108

1972

John De S. Coutinho

Quality Assurance of Automated Data Processing Systems (ADPS): Part II. Development of a Quality Assurance Program (QAP)
July 1972
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 4, issue 3, pages 145-155

Quality Assurance of Automated Data Processing Systems (ADPS): Part I. Development of Specification Requirements
April 1972
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 4, issue 2, pages 93-101

1971

Ronald D. Snee

Design and Analysis of Mixture Experiments
October 1971
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 3, issue 4, pages 159-169

1970

Harrison M. Wadsworth

The Effects of Class Inspection Under MIL-STD-105 D
October 1970
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 2, issue 4, pages 181-185

1969

Wayne B. Nelson

Hazard Plotting for Incomplete Failure Data
January 1969
Journal of Quality Technology, volume 1, issue 1, pages 27-52  

1968

Ellis R. Ott

Analysis of Means—A Graphical Procedure
August 1967
Industrial Quality Control, volume 24, issue 2, pages 101-109

1967

Joseph Mandelson

Sampling Plans for Destructive or Expensive Testing
March 1967
Industrial Quality Control, volume 23, issue 9, pages 440-450

1966

T. R. Bainbridge

Staggered, Nested Designs for Estimating Variance Components
July 1965
Industrial Quality Control, volume 22, issue 1, pages 12-20

1965

Edwin C. Harrington, Jr.

The Desirability Function
April 1965
Industrial Quality Control, volume 21, issue 10, pages 494-498

1964

Richard S. Bingham, Jr.

Try EVOP For Systematic Process Improvement
September 1963
Industrial Quality Control, volume 20, issue 3, pages 17-23 

1963

John M. Moyer

Workmanship—The Key To Improving Quality
July 1962
Industrial Quality Control, volume 19, issue 1, pages 11-17

1962

Richard A. Freund

Graphical Process Control
January 1962
Industrial Quality Control, volume 18, issue 7, pages 15-22

Some Recent Developments in Process Control 
June 1961
Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, volume 15, pages 81-87

1961

E. G. D. Paterson

The Role of Quality Assurance in Product Reliability Part II
August 1960
Industrial Quality Control, volume 17, issue 2, pages 19-24

The Role of Quality Assurance In Product Reliability 
July 1960
Industrial Quality Control, volume 17, issue 1, pages 5-9

Quality Control Engineering In Product Evaluation 
May 1960
Industrial Quality Control, volume 16, issue 11, pages 11-20

1960

Richard A. Freund

A Reconsideration Of The Variables Control Chart With Special Reference to the Chemical Industries
May 1960
Industrial Quality Control, volume 16, issue 11, pages 35-41

1959

J. Stuart Hunter

Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions by Experimental Methods, Part II-3—Models and Methods
February 1959
Industrial Quality Control, volume 15, issue 8, pages 6-14

Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions by Experimental Methods, Part II-2—Models and Methods
January 1959
Industrial Quality Control, volume 15, issue 7, pages 7-15

Determination of Optimum Operating Conditions by Experimental Methods, Part II-1—Models and Methods
December 1958
Industrial Quality Control, volume 15, issue 6, pages 16-24

1958

Joseph M. Juran

Cultural Patterns and Quality Control 
October 1957
Industrial Quality Control, volume 14, issue 4, pages 8-13

1957

Charles R. Hicks

Have You Tried BIPP?
November 1956
Industrial Quality Control, volume 13, issue 5, pages 15-17

Fundamentals of Analysis of Variance, Part III—Nested Designs in Analysis of Variance
October 1956
Industrial Quality Control, volume 13, issue 4, pages 13-16

Fundamentals of Analysis of Variance, Part II—The Components of Variance Model and the Mixed Model
September 1956
Industrial Quality Control, volume 13, issue 3, pages 5-8

Fundamentals of Analysis of Variance, Part I—The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Model
August 1956
Industrial Quality Control, volume 13, issue 2, pages 17-20

1956

B. B. Day
F. R. DelPriore
Edward P. Sax

The Technique of Regression Analysis
August 1955
Industrial Quality Control, volume 12, issue 2, pages 10-19

1955

Ralph Allan Bradley

Some Notes on the Theory and Application Of Rank Order Statistics, Part I
February 1955
Industrial Quality Control, volume 11, issue 5, pages 12-16

1954

Daniel B. DeLury

Designing Experiments to Isolate Sources of Variation
September 1954
Industrial Quality Control, volume 11, issue 2, pages 22-24

On the Design of Experiments
January 1954
Industrial Quality Control, volume 10, issue 4, pages 24-29

1953

Edwin G. Olds

The Need for Statistical Quality Control in Engineering Education
November 1952
Industrial Quality Control, volume 9, issue 3, pages 17-20

1952

Albert G. Klock
Charles W. Carter

Woolen Carding Meets Quality Control
May 1952
Industrial Quality Control, volume 8, issue 6, pages 35-38

1951

Dorian Shainin

The Hamilton Standard Lot Plot Method of Acceptance Sampling by Variables
July 1950
Industrial Quality Control, volume 7, issue 1, pages 15-34

1950

Irving W. Burr

A New Method for Approving a Machine or Process Setting—Part III
November 1949
Industrial Quality Control, volume 6, issue 3, pages 13-16

A New Method for Approving a Machine or Process Setting—Part II
September 1949
Industrial Quality Control, volume 6, issue 2, pages 15-19

A New Method for Approving a Machine or Process Setting—Part I
January 1949
Industrial Quality Control, volume 5, issue 4, pages 12-18

1950

Irving W. Burr
Wade R. Weaver

Stratification Control Charts
March 1949
Industrial Quality Control, volume 5, issue 5, pages 10-15

1949

Leonard A. Seder

The Technique of Experimenting in the Factory
March 1948
Industrial Quality Control, volume 4, issue 5, pages 6-14

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