Statistical Engineering

An Algorithm for Reducing Variation in Manufacturing Processes

By Stefan Steiner and Jock Mackay

Statistical Engineering front page cover.This book describes an algorithm for reducing variation in manufacturing processes. The fundamental idea is that increasing your knowledge of why and how output varies will lead to low cost process changes to permanently reduce the variation. This knowledge is generated by combining existing engineering understanding of the process with the results of carefully planned statistical investigations. Some special features of the algorithm are the use of the method elimination to find a dominant cause of variation and the explicit inclusion of variation reduction approaches such as feedback and feed-forward control, desensitization and robustness. The book provides the concepts and tools needed to work through each stage of the algorithm. There are numerous illustrative case studies and examples. An enclosed CD contains further discussion, problems, solutions, data sets and instructions for the use of MINITAB. This book will change how you think about process improvement!

  • Publisher: Quality Press; 1 Edition (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0873896467

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