Statistical Engineering: Six Decades of Improved Process and Systems Performance
- Quality Engineering
- April 2012
- Volume 24 Issue 2
- pp. 171-183
- Shainin, Richard D.
- Shainin Problem Solving and Prevention, Northville, MI
Hoerl and Snee (2010) have proposed to formalize a disciplinecalled statistical engineering to fill the gap between statistical thinking andstatistical tools. This article describes the existing Shainin defined statisticalengineering discipline and evaluates its effectiveness based on the standardsproposed by Snee and Hoerl. The methods are illustrated with an investigationof a performance problem in a complex electromechanical system.