Statistical Methods for Six SIGMA: In R&d and Manufacturing (Hardcover)

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A guide to achieving business successes through statistical methods

Statistical methods are a key ingredient in providing data-basedguidance to research and development as well as to manufacturing.Understanding the concepts and specific steps involved in eachstatistical method is critical for achieving consistent andon-target performance.

Written by a recognized educator in the field, StatisticalMethods for Six Sigma: In R&D and Manufacturing is specificallygeared to engineers, scientists, technical managers, and othertechnical professionals in industry. Emphasizing practicallearning, applications, and performance improvement, Dr. Joglekar?stext shows today's industry professionals how to:

  • Summarize and interpret data to make decisions
  • Determine the amount of data to collect
  • Compare product and process designs
  • Build equations relating inputs and outputs
  • Establish specifications and validate processes
  • Reduce risk and cost-of-process control
  • Quantify and reduce economic loss due to variability
  • Estimate process capability and plan process improvements
  • Identify key causes and their contributions to variability
  • Analyze and improve measurement systems

This long-awaited guide for students and professionals inresearch, development, quality, and manufacturing does not presumeany prior knowledge of statistics. It covers a large number ofuseful statistical methods compactly, in a language and depthnecessary to make successful applications. Statistical methods inthis book include: variance components analysis, variancetransmission analysis, risk-based control charts, capability andperformance indices, quality planning, regression analysis, comparative experiments, descriptive statistics, sample sizedetermination, confidence intervals, tolerance intervals, andmeasurement systems analysis. The book also contains a wealth ofcase studies and examples, and features a unique test to evaluatethe reader's understanding of the subject.

About the Author

ANAND M. JOGLEKAR, PhD, is the President of Joglekar Associates, Inc., which provides education, consulting, and software to help companies achieve business successes through the application of statistical methods. He received his PhD in engineering with extensive statistics education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a practicing engineer-statistician he has implemented statistical methods in various functions within a company to accelerate development, achieve high quality, and reduce cost. He has taught statistical methods to thousands of industry participants through in-house seminars or seminars sponsored by industry associations such as the Institute of Food Technologists. His clients include major companies in automotive, biotechnology, computer, defense, food, medical device, mining, packaging, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and many other industries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780471203421
ISBN-10: 0471203424
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: September 4th, 2003
Pages: 344
Language: English