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Practical Engineering Process and Reliability Statistics

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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This book was written to aid quality technicians and engineers. It is a compilation of 30 years of quality-related work experience and the result of frustration at the number of books necessary, at times, to provide statistical support. To that end, the intent of this book is to provide the quality professional working in virtually any industry a quick, convenient, and comprehensive guide to properly utilize statistics in an efficient and effective manner. This book will be a useful reference when preparing for and taking many of the ASQ quality certification examinations, including the Certified Quality Technician (CQT), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE). This book is an expansion of the work of Robert A. Dovich in his books Quality Engineering Statistics and Reliability Statistics. It builds on and expands Dovich's method of presenting statistical applications in a simple, easy-to-follow format.

Practical Design of Experiments DOE

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This book was written to aid quality technicians and engineers. It is a result of 30 years of quality-related work experience. To that end, the intent of this book is to provide the quality professional working in virtually any industry a quick, convenient, and comprehensive guide to properly conducting design of experiments (DOE) for the purpose of process optimization. This is a practical introduction to the basics of DOE, intended for people who have never been exposed to design of experiments, been intimidated in their attempts to learn about DOE, or have not appreciated the potential of this family of tools in their process improvement and optimization efforts. In addition, this book is a useful reference when preparing for and taking many of the ASQ quality certification examinations, including the Certified Quality Technician (CQT), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE).

The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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A comprehensive reference manual to the Certified Reliability Engineer Body of Knowledge and study guide for the CRE exam.

Developing Structured Procedural and Methodological Engineering Designs

Author : Yohannes Yebabe Tesfay
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This book is designed to assist industrial engineers and production managers in developing procedural and methodological engineering tools to meet industrial standards and mitigate engineering and production challenges. It offers practitioners expert guidance on how to implement adequate statistical process control (SPC), which takes account of the capability to ensure a stable process and then regulate if variations take place due to variables other than a random variation. Powerful engineering models of new product introduction (NPI), continuous improvement (CI), and the eight disciplines (8D) model of problem solving techniques are explained. The final three chapters introduce new methodological models in operations research (OR) and their applications in engineering, including the hyper-hybrid coordination for process effectiveness and production efficiency, and the Kraljic-Tesfay portfolio matrix of industrial buying. Provides innovative models in engineering, supply chain analysis, and operations management; Offers practitioners expert guidance on how to implement adequate statistical process control (SPC); Includes new methodological models, such as hyper-hybrid coordination for process effectiveness and the Kraljic-Tesfay portfolio matrix.

Practical Process Validation

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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For the past decade, process validation issues ranked within the top six of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) form 483 observation findings issued each year. This poses a substantial problem for the medical device industry and is the reason why the authors wanted to write this book. The authors will share their collective knowledge: to help organizations improve patient safety and increase profitability while maintaining a state of compliance with regulations and standards. The intent of this book is to provide manufacturing quality professionals working in virtually any industry a quick, convenient, and comprehensive guide to properly conduct process validations that meet regulatory and certification requirements. It will aid quality technicians, engineers, managers, and others that need to plan, conduct, and monitor validation activities.

Statistical Roundtables

Author : Christine M. Anderson-Cook
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Quality Progress, the flagship journal of ASQ, has been publishing the column “Statistics Roundtable” since 1999. With over 130 contributions from leading authors in applied statistics, the column has been highly successful and widely read. This book collects 90 of the most interesting and useful articles on some key topics. The editors have constructed this book to be a resource for statisticians and practitioners alike – with short, accessible, practical advice in important core areas of statistics from world-renowned experts. This book is intended to be an informative read, with bite-sized columns, as well as a starting point for deeper exploration of key statistical areas. The book contains nine chapters with collections of articles on the following topics: Statistical engineering Data quality and measurement Data collection Key statistical tools Quality control Reliability Multiple response and meta-analysis Applications Communication and training Chapter introductions provide a quick overview of the material contained in the columns of that chapter, as well as complementary articles for that topic that appear elsewhere in the book. Also included at the end of the each chapter introduction is a short list of key references that can provide additional details or examples for material in the topic area.

Practical Attribute and Variable Measurement Systems Analysis MSA

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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This book — a result of 30 years of quality-related work experience — was written to aid quality technicians and engineers. It provides the quality professional working in virtually any industry a quick, convenient, and comprehensive guide to properly conducting measurement systems analysis (MSA). The intent of this book is to provide background and examples on the application of gage R&R methodology (test method validation) for variable and attribute data, help for those who work with devices that don’t fit the usual approach, and ideas for measurement devices that require innovation to assess their performance under off-line, static conditions. The ultimate objective is to determine how best to improve the control and performance of a process. The reader is assumed to be familiar with basic control charting methodology since assessment of statistical control of the measurement process is important. One may wonder why performing a gage R&R is so important; the simple answers are profit, public health, and safety. Companies that are shipping product that is out of specification can be subjected to expensive litigation, especially in the aviation, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. This book will be a useful reference when preparing for and taking many of the ASQ quality certification examinations, including the Certified Quality Technician (CQT), Certified Calibration Technician (CCT), Certified Quality Inspector (CQI), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE).

Continuous Biomanufacturing

Author : Ganapathy Subramanian
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This is the most comprehensive treatise of this topic available, providing invaluable information on the technological and economic benefits to be gained from implementing continuous processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. Top experts from industry and academia cover the latest technical developments in the field, describing the use of single-use technologies alongside perfusion production platforms and downstream operations. Special emphasis is given to process control and monitoring, including such topics as 'quality by design' and automation. The book is supplemented by case studies that highlight the enormous potential of continuous manufacturing for biopharmaceutical production facilities.

The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook

Author : Rachel Silvestrini
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A comprehensive reference manual to the Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge and study guide for the CQE exam.

Applied Statistics Manual

Author : Matthew A. Barsalou
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This book was written to provide guidance for those who need to apply statistical methods for practical use. While the book provides detailed guidance on the use of Minitab for calculation, simply entering data into a software program is not sufficient to reliably gain knowledge from data. The software will provide an answer, but the answer may be wrong if the sample was not taken properly, the data was unsuitable for the statistical test that was performed, or the wrong test was selected. It is also possible that the answer will be correct, but misinterpreted. This book provides both guidance in applying the statistical methods described as well as instructions for performing calculations without a statistical software program such as Minitab. One of the authors is a professional statistician who spent nearly 13 years working at Minitab and the other is an experienced and certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Together, they strive to present the knowledge of a statistician in a format that can be easily understood and applied by non-statisticians facing real-world problems. Their guidance is provided with the goal of making data analysis accessible and practical. Rather than focusing on theoretical concepts, the book delivers only the information that is critical to success for the practitioner. It is a thorough guide for those who have not yet been exposed to the value of statistics, as well as a reliable reference for those who have been introduced to statistics but are not yet confident in their abilities.

Lean Tactics for Architects Engineers and IPD Contractors

Author : J.T. Brown
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Implementing lean is the best way to become a high-performing design firm. By improving design and construction services production, architecture/engineering/IPD construction (A/E/C) firms automatically improve their design products and their profitability. They have great repeat clients, they do wonderful design, they have fewer lawsuits, and contractors respect them. Good project management is absolutely critical to A/E/C business success, and applying lean design processes is the most effective way to improve project management. Doing it right takes determination, and it will significantly change the way you work. It’s not rocket science, but it’s also not for the timid. However, it will be well worth it: when lean design is functioning properly and your firm becomes very high-performing, you could be earning a consistent 30% profit while providing better services and projects. This book will show you how to become one of the really high-performing firms!

Practical Reliability Engineering

Author : Patrick O'Connor
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With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices. Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to course tutors via the companion website. Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis, reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and safety as well as management and economics of reliability programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and reliability courses. Notable additions include: New chapters on applications of Monte Carlo simulation methods and reliability demonstration methods. Software applications of statistical methods, including probability plotting and a wider use of common software tools. More detailed descriptions of reliability prediction methods. Comprehensive treatment of accelerated test data analysis and warranty data analysis. Revised and expanded end-of-chapter tutorial sections to advance students’ practical knowledge. The fifth edition will appeal to a wide range of readers from college students to seasoned engineering professionals involved in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems. www.wiley.com/go/oconnor_reliability5

The ASQ CSSBB Study Guide

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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Practice questions and test to aid those studying to take the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam. Practice questions and a practice exam to aid those studying to take the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam.

The ASQ CSQP Study Guide

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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This book is primarily meant to aid those taking the ASQ Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) exam and is best used in conjunction with The Certified Supplier Quality Professional Handbook. Section I provides 336 practice questions organized by the seven parts of the 2016 Body of Knowledge (BoK). Section II gives the reader a 150-question practice exam comprising each of the nine parts of the BoK, in a randomized order that simulates the actual certification exam. Unlike other resources on the market, all these questions and solutions were developed specifically to address the 2016 CSQP Body of Knowledge and help those studying for the certification, including considering the proper depth of knowledge and required levels of cognition.

Linear Regression Analysis with JMP and R

Author : Rachel T. Silvestrini
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This comprehensive but low-cost textbook is intended for use in an undergraduate level regression course, as well as for use by practitioners. The authors have included some statistical details throughout the book but focus on interpreting results for real applications of regression analysis. Chapters are devoted to data collection and cleaning; data visualization; model fitting and inference; model prediction and inference; model diagnostics; remedial measures; model selection techniques; model validation; and a case study demonstrating the techniques outlined throughout the book. The examples throughout each chapter are illustrated using the software packages R and JMP. At the end of each chapter, there is a tutorial section demonstrating the use of both R and JMP. The R tutorial contains source code and the JMP tutorial contains a step by step guide. Each chapter also includes exercises for further study and learning.

The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook Second Edition

Author : Roderick A. Munro
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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams. In addition to the primary text, the authors have added a number of new appendixes, an expanded acronym list, new practice exam questions, and other additional materials

Coaching Green Belts for Sustainable Success

Author : Steve Pollock
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Six Sigma Green Belts need support in applying new skills after training, yet there is little research about how this works and even less advice about what support looks like in the field. This book is that missing link in providing coaching tips to support Green Belt projects. There is an abundant amount of information on the technical, “hard skills” aspects of Six Sigma, while considerably less about the interpersonal side of DMAIC. Research has shown that desirable Green Belt project outcomes are greatly influenced by collaboration issues between the coach and the Green Belt team member, and therefore this text focuses on tips for effective collaboration practices. Besides being a comprehensive discussion about how to coach Green Belts on their first project, it may also be used to coach subsequent Green Belt projects. A case study of Louisville Metro demonstrates this book’s ideas in the field and includes an example of one of its actual Six Sigma Green Belt projects.

The ASQ CQE Study Guide

Author : Connie M. Borror
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This book is primarily meant to aid those taking the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam and is best used in conjunction with The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook. Section 1 provides 380 practice questions organized by the seven parts of the 2015 Body of Knowledge (BOK). Section 2 gives the reader 205 additional practice questions from each of the seven parts, in a randomized order. For every question in both sections, detailed solutions are provided that explain why each answer is the correct one and also which section of the BOK the question corresponds to so that any further study needed can be focused on specific sections. A secondary audience is those taking exams for ASQ certifications whose BOKs’ have some crossover with the CQE. Namely, the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and Certified Quality Inspector (CQI). Using this guide in studying for any of these exams would be extremely useful, particularly for the statistics portions of the BOKs. Unlike other resources on the market, all these questions and solutions were developed specifically to address the 2015 CQE Body of Knowledge and help those studying for it, including taking into account the proper depth of knowledge and required levels of cognition. None of this material has appeared in any previous resource or been shoehorned into fitting under the BOK’s topics. NOTE: Practice/sample test questions such as those in this study guide cannot be taken into ASQ certification exam rooms.

The Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional Handbook Second Edition

Author : Mark Allen Durivage
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The purpose of this handbook is to assist individuals for the Certified Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices Professional (CPGP) examination and provide a reference for the practitioner. The second edition reflects the Body of Knowledge which was updated in 2015. This edition has also incorporated additional information including updated references. The updates reflect the current trends and expectations of the evolving pharmaceutical industry driven by consumer expectations and regulatory oversight. This handbook covers compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs), as regulated and guided by national and international agencies for the pharmaceutical industry. It covers finished human and veterinary drugs and biologics, and combination devices, as well as their component raw materials (including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients), and packaging and labeling operations.

The Certified Quality Technician Handbook

Author : H. Fred Walker
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A comprehensive reference manual to the Certified Quality Technician Body of Knowledge and study guide for the CQT exam.