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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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Quality Audits in Relation to International Business Strategy - What is our National Posture?

Winter 1989 Youden Address

by Marquardt, Don W.;

This address discusses the requirements for succeeding in today's global economy: understand international standard concepts such as ISO8402 and ISO9000, view quality management and external quality assurance as competitive tools for a business, gear the business strategy toward the current global developments in quality assurance, and formulate a business strategy to remain competitive with European-style and Asia/Pacific-style quality competition. Audits are the prime mechanism for providing quality assurance, and there are different styles of using quality as a business strategy. In the European Community, auditing systems are based on reciprocal recognition of quality system registrations among participating nations. This strategy results in a systematic business-government partnership with supporting infrastructure. The benefits are that the audits force systematic quality efforts throughout the economies of all nations. This resultsin a competitive advanta! ge when bidding for a contract

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1989-12
  • Keywords:Quality control, Quality assurance
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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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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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‘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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The Fallacy of 100% Inspection

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1983 Newsletter

by Gunter, Bert;

This mini paper compares an uncontrolled process with 100% inspection with a controlled process with no inspection. The consumer would prefer the controlled process having no inspection...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1983-09
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, 100% Inspection, Quality control

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