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Strategic Error-Proofing: Achieving Success Every Time with Smarter FMEAs (Kindle Edition)

While FMEA has helped many companies improve quality by teaching them how to avoid what can go wrong, it doesn’t show how to make things go right. That is what the Success Every Time (SET) does. Developed by renowned manufacturing visionary John Casey, SET defines a logic stream for engineers to strategically incorporate no-cost or low-cost error-proofing devices to help production operators.
When SET is executed completely, failure is not an option. The operators interface with their parts and tools in such a way that either the product is made correctly, or the product/process is stopped. Operators can make only good parts—nothing else. For this reason, proper implementation of SET drives higher first time yield, increases customer satisfaction, improves warranty claims, improves profits, and helps you compete.

John J. Casey has published multiple articles on quality initiatives and is well recognized in the Automotive Industry. Mr. Casey is seen as an automotive industry visionary and is cited as the father of GM’s Global Quality Tracking System that was the cornerstone of GM’s 85% improvement on inbound quality over a 4-year period.
Six Sigma on a Budget

All the value of six sigma--Immediate results now available without the overhead!
In today's economy, organizations need to improve quality, solve problems, and increase efficiencies on the fly—and Six Sigma has proven its worth to large and small companies around the world in all these areas. Written by a leading Six Sigma expert, Warren Brussee, Six Sigma on a Budget explains how you can use the principles of Six Sigma to see immediate results--all without expensive consultants or disruptive classes.

Exclusive features of Six Sigma on a Budget:

Written in plain English, it delivers huge benefits to anyone who's learned high school math and Microsoft Excel
Can be implemented by managers or individuals without additional staff—in virtually any type of business
Teaches all Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma skills to give you knowledge equivalent to a traditionally trained Six Sigma green belt
Includes case studies, formulas, glossary, quick tips, and other at-a-glance aids
From the basics to more advanced strategies, the invaluable skills in Six Sigma on a Budget help you get great results with a limited investment of time and money.

Warren Brussee was an engineer and plant manager at General Electric for 33 years. He is the holder of multiple patents for his Six Sigma work and is the author of numerous Six Sigma books, including Statistics for Six Sigma Made Easy and All About Six Sigma. He lives in Columbia, SC.

Social Responsibility: Failure Mode Effects and Analysis (Industrial Innovation)

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about social responsibility among organizational leaders in the public and private sector. Although many books cover market response and interest to this global concern, this is the first book to focus on methods for assessing an organizations process towards its social responsibility performance through failure mode and risk assessment. The text defines social responsibility, explains how the new ISO 26000 standard will affect the market place, and provides practical problem solving methods that can be put to use immediately in any organization to improve overall social responsibility.

Root Cause Analysis and Improvement in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare organizations and professionals have long needed a straightforward workbook to facilitate the process of root cause analysis (RCA). This is that book. In a workbook-style format, it walks through the RCA process step-by-step, with a wide range of real-world examples. It includes up-to-date information on the use of RCA in satisfying mandatory reporting requirements, and slays the myth that the process is onerous and fraught with barriers. Both print and (on an accompanying CD-ROM) electronic worksheets and templates are provided for the reader s use. The insights are equally applicable to acute care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory services, and general office practices. It is organized so as to be used by the most naive of users for the most basic RCA issues, and there is also a separate section for more advanced users or more complex issues. Also included is an adaptable, ready-to-use presentation with scripting to aid readers in explaining RCA, garnering support for the use of its techniques, and training others.

Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success

Emphasizing that it is easier and more cost effective to make changes in the planning phases of a project than later on in the process, Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success provides an accessible introduction to project management fundamentals. Highlighting approaches for avoiding common pitfalls, it begins with an introduction to project management that compares and contrasts the stages of poor management with those of effective management.

Because change is inherent in virtually all projects, the text outlines the human effects of change and suggests ways to mitigate these effects. It addresses team dynamics, sourcing alternatives, motivating the team, managing expectations, assessing risk, and defining and prioritizing project requirements. The book translates difficult concepts into practical applications with an entertaining and informative case study that examines the merger of two companies and the subsequent development of a new corporate headquarters.

By adding a layer of statistical methods and tools to the front-end of a project, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) augments standard Six Sigma processes to help ensure project results meet customers' needs and that delays caused by new requirements or rework after implementation are eliminated or reduced. The book explains how to effectively incorporate DFSS tools to reduce the possibility of failure in your next project.

Clearly illustrating effective project management practices, this complete resource includes a listing of commonly used acronyms, suggestions for additional reading, and detailed instructions on how to create four of the most important tools discussed in the book.
The Process Auditing and Techniques Guide, Second Edition

Best-selling author J.P. Russell focuses on the methods and techniques of conducting internal and external process audits. Learn how to evaluate process controls, use process flow, turtle, spider and tree diagrams, verify process conformity and effectiveness, and compose an audit report assessing compliance, controls, risk and process optimization. This guide is ideal for individuals who have a general understanding of auditing techniques and is written for auditors who conduct first-, second-, and third-party audits to any standard or work instruction.
The Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements

This hands-on book presents a complete understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma through data analysis and statistical concepts
In today's business world, Six Sigma, or Lean Six Sigma, is a crucial tool utilized by companies to improve customer satisfaction, increase profitability, and enhance productivity. Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements provides a balanced approach to quantitative and qualitative statistics using Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

Emphasizing applications and the implementation of data analyses as they relate to this strategy for business management, this book introduces readers to the concepts and techniques for solving problems and improving managerial processes using Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. Written by knowledgeable professionals working in the field today, the book offers thorough coverage of the statistical topics related to effective Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma practices, including:
  • Discrete random variables and continuous random variables
  • Sampling distributions
  • Estimation and hypothesis tests
  • Chi-square tests
  • Analysis of variance
  • Linear and multiple regression
  • Measurement analysis
  • Survey methods and sampling techniques

The authors provide numerous opportunities for readers to test their understanding of the presented material, as the real data sets, which are incorporated into the treatment of each topic, can be easily worked with using Microsoft Office Excel®, Minitab®, MindPro®, or Oracle's Crystal Ball® software packages. Examples of successful, complete Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects are supplied in many chapters along with extensive exercises that range in level of complexity. The book is accompanied by an extensive FTP site that features manuals for working with the discussed software packages along with additional exercises and data sets. In addition, numerous screenshots and figures guide readers through the functional and visual methods of learning Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma.

Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements is an excellent book for courses on Six Sigma and statistical quality control at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for professionals in the fields of engineering, business, physics, management, and finance.

Total Quality Process Control for Injection Molding (Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology)

The all-encompassing guide to total quality process control for injection molding
In the same simple, easy-to-understand language that marked the first edition, Total Quality Process Control for Injection Molding, Second Edition lays out a successful plan for producing superior plastic parts using high-quality controls. This updated edition is the first of its kind to zero in on every phase of the injection molding process, the most commonly used plastics manufacturing method, with an all-inclusive strategy for excellence. Beginning with sales and marketing, then moving forward to cover finance, purchasing, design, tooling, manufacturing, assembly, decorating, and shipping, the book thoroughly covers each stage to illustrate how elevated standards across individual departments relate to result in the creation of a top-notch product. This Second Edition:

Details ways to improve plastic part design and quality

Includes material and process control procedures to monitor quality through the entire manufacturing system

Offers detailed information on machinery and equipment and the implementation of quality assurance methods—content that is lacking in similar books

Provides problem-analysis techniques and troubleshooting procedures

Includes updates that cover Six Sigma, ISO 9000, and TS 16949, which are all critical for quality control; computer-guided process control techniques; and lean manufacturing methods

With proven ways to problem-solve, increase performance, and ensure customer satis-faction, this valuable guide offers the vital information today's managers need to plan and implement quality process control—and produce plastic parts that not only meet, but surpass expectations.
Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Sigma: Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments and Systems

The Toyota Production System, or lean production, has long been regarded as critical to business success in many industries. Over the last ten years, instruction in six sigma has been increasingly linked with learning about the elements of lean production. Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Sigma builds on the success of its first edition (Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Six Sigma) to reflect the growing importance of the "lean sigma" hybrid.

As well as providing detailed definitions and case studies of all six sigma methods, Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Sigma forms one of few sources on the relationship between operations research techniques and lean sigma. Readers will be given the information necessary to determine which sigma methods to apply in which situation, and to predict why and when a particular method may not be effective. Methods covered include:

• control charts and advanced control charts,
• failure mode and effects analysis,
• Taguchi methods,
• gauge R&R, and
• genetic algorithms.

The second edition also greatly expands the discussion of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), which is critical for many organizations that seek to deliver desirable products which work first time. It incorporates recently emerging formulations of DFSS from industry leaders and offers more introductory material on the design of experiments, and on two level and full factorial experiments, to help improve student intuition-building and retention.

The emphasis on lean production, combined with recent methods relating to Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), makes Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Sigma a practical, up-to-date resource for advanced students, educators, and practitioners.
Mine Safety: A Modern Approach (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)

The high number of fatal accidents in the mining industry makes mine safety an important issue throughout the world. The risks to life are widespread, ranging from dust explosions and the collapse of mine stopes to flooding and general mechanical errors. Mine Safety combines detailed information on safety in mining with methods and mathematics that can be used to preserve human life.

By compiling various recent research results and data into one volume, Mine Safety eliminates the need to consult many diverse sources in order to obtain vital information. It enables readers to delve deeper into a particular area, providing the source of most of the material presented in references at the end of each chapter.

Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including:
• human factors and error in mine safety;
• mining equipment safety;
• safety in offshore industry; and
• programmable electronic mining system safety.

They are written in such a manner that the reader requires no previous knowledge to understand their contents. Examples and solutions are given at appropriate places, and there are numerous problems to test the reader’s comprehension.

Mine Safety will prove useful for many individuals, including engineering and safety professionals working in the mining industry, researchers, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students in the field of mining engineering.
Advanced 5S Implementation

Advanced 5S Implementation explains the tools and techniques required to help your Basic 5S program evolve into a powerful and effective tool for continuous improvement and increased performance. It provides the information necessary to identify chronic embedded waste and to develop a means of reducing it.

The Roadmap to a Successful Six Sigma Project (Volume 1)

This publication is designed as a tutorial to offer comprehensive study material on all the concepts of Six Sigma to perform operations required for Six Sigma project. The study material explains difficult Six Sigma concepts with clarity and simple examples - helping the readers to relate the study material to real-life situations
Lean - Six Sigma

This book is a comprehensive guideline for the Management of processes and quality by applying LEAN and SIX SIGMA. It includes various statistical tools and applications for Minitab. Additional several Management tools and models are presented, useful in combination with a SIX SIGMA approach. Lean - SIX SIGMA is a powerful tool for Management and improvements in efficiencies to be applied on all levels in an organization. SIX SIGMA is also used to solve complex problems in the process or can be developed as a company value or company culture, dedicated to quality and change. With the necessary support by Senior Management all key staff members in the company should familiar with the methodologies presented here to achieve the benefits from Lean - SIX SIGMA.
Process Validation Principles, Practices and Strategies for Medical Devices: A strategic Road Map (Volume 1)

This book forms the foundation for the other consecutive books in the series of Process Validation Principles, Practices and Strategies for Medical Devices. The strategies are developed on a foundation of the product life cycle and risk analysis. The book introduces the process validation road maps by first visiting the issues that face many manufacturers today in the areas of process validation. This is followed by a step-by-step illustration of the process validation journey that runs from process design stage, through manufacturing process qualification and into continued process verification to ensure the validated state is maintained. Purposefully, this book has been written in few words but with comprehensive illustrations to ensure that the concept is passed on effectively within the shortest time possible, allowing for a quick reference for most busy professionals and managers interested in learning the process validation concept.
The New Brass Ring: DMADD, Process Improvement for the 21st Century

The 21st century calls for a methodology that efficiently and effectively addresses organizational issues. That is why author Phillip C. Reinke created DMADD (Define/Measure/Analyze/ Develop/Deliver). This methodology is capable of taking your organization from simply surviving to thriving. "Visionary and expert, Reinke champions DMADD©. The New Brass Ring is always slightly ahead of your haven't quite internalized one revolutionary advancement before others come along. Such innovative insight, fortified by the principles of leading transformational giants, reinforces Reinke's place aside the likes of Deming." --Rick Shults, Executive Director, Process Improvement - Certified Master Blackbelt "Years ago, Phil differentiated himself, with his ability to consistently deliver creative results and meet challenges. I could see DMADD's beginnings before he formally named it. The 21st century is the place for DMADD and The New Brass Ring is its introduction." -- Robert Malanga - Chief Operating Officer, LightGen, LLC "The economy and market demands a change in the way we need to address issues and face challenges. It is ripe for a new idea. The New Brass Ring quenches my thirst for what I know will make a huge difference in organizational performance. I want more and I know where to get it!" -- Mike Borrone, Founder and President enVision Staffing Solutions, Inc. Philip C. Reinke is founder of The Continuous Improvement Institute (Cii) His career in organizational improvement has spanned the likes of HJ Heinz, GE, CSX, First Data, Western Union and Kaplan Higher Education. Find out more at

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