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The Alpha-Beta Wars: Which Risk Are You Willing to Live with?

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 1988 Newsletter

by Propst, Annabeth L.;

This issue contains the Mini-Paper "The Alpha-Beta Wars: Which Risk Are You Willing to Live with?" by Annabeth Propst...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1988-03
  • Keywords:Common cause, Hypothesis testing, PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle, Shewhart chart, Special cause, Type 1 error, Type 2 error
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Process Improvement through Simplex EVOP

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1987 Newsletter

by Hahn, Gerald J.;

This paper deals with a useful variation of the classical evolutionary operation (EVOP) approach, known as simplex EVOP...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1987-06
  • Keywords:Evolutionary Operation (EVOP), Simplex Evolutionary Operation
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Process Improvement Using Evolutionary Operation

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 1987 Newsletter

by Hahn, Gerald J.;

This paper provides a brief description of Evolutionary Operation and the processes for which it is suited...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1987-03
  • Keywords:Control charts, Evolutionary Operation
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A Tool for Teaching on the Front Lines of Quality

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1986 Newsletter

by Griffin, Barry;

A form is presented to assist workers in calculating the control limits on an X bar and R chart...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1986-06
  • Keywords:Control charts, Quality control, X-bar and R chart
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Meeting the Challenge of Total Quality

Winter 1986 Youden Address

by Snee, Ronald D.;

This address presents the management and ingredients of total quality. Statistical methodology is only one component of total quality. Statisticians and other quality professionals must adopt this view and!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1986-03
  • Keywords:Total quality, Statistical Thinking, Robustness, Statistical process control
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Choosing Subgroup Size on the Basis of Control Chart Sensitivity for X-Bar Charts

Paper Appearing in Fall 1985 Newsletter

by Heyes, Gerald B.;

This paper explores the relationship of the subgroup size and the sensitivity of X-bar..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1985-11
  • Keywords:X-bar Chart, Sensitivity analysis, Control limits, Subgroup Size
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Optimal Target Settings

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1985 Newsletter

by Fine, Benjamin;

This mini paper gives a formula for the optimal weight or volume target setting for a food product process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1985-06
  • Keywords:Mean, Standard deviation, Optimization
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The Key Role of Statisticians in the Transformation of North American Industry

Fall 1984 Youden Address

by Joiner, Brian L.;

This Youden Address describes the opportunity that statisticians have to make the U.S. industry competitive..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1984-11
  • Keywords:Business Improvement Methodology, Process-oriented thinking, Systems thinking, Youden Address
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Two-Stage Nested Designs

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1984 Newsletter

by Pignatiello, Joe;

This paper presents an example illustrating the use of a two-stage nested design...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1984-09
  • Keywords:Nested Design, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Equality of Means
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‘Stop Light’ Control

Paper Appearing in Winter 1984 Newsletter

by Heaphy, Maureen S.; Gruska, Gregory F.;

This paper presents a pre-control technique called stop light control. The objective is to detect significant changes in the process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1984-02
  • Keywords:Pre-control, Stop light control, Quality control

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