Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Six Sigma

Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments and Systems

Authors: Allen, Theodore

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  • The third edition of this successful textbook adds further material on management, change management, and human factors
  • Includes summaries and review examples plus problems and their solutions
  • Enables readers to identify which Six Sigma methods are most suitable for particular scenarios
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About this Textbook

This book provides an accessible one-volume introduction to Lean Six Sigma and statistics in engineering for students and industry practitioners. 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 linked more and more with learning about the elements of lean production. Building on the success of the first and second editions, this book expands substantially on major topics of increasing relevance to organizations interested in Lean Six Sigma. 

Each chapter includes summaries and review examples plus problems with their solutions. As well as providing detailed definitions and case studies of all Six Sigma methods, the book uniquely describes the relationship between operations research techniques and Lean Six Sigma. Further, this new edition features more introductory material on probability and inference and information about Deming's philosophy, human factors engineering, and the motivating potential score – the material is tied more directly to the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam. 

New sections that explore motivation and change management, which are critical subjects for achieving valuable results have also been added. The book examines in detail Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), which is critical for many organizations seeking to deliver desirable products. It covers reliability, maintenance, and product safety, to fully span the CQE body of knowledge. It also incorporates recently emerging formulations of DFSS from industry leaders and offers more introductory material on experiment design, and includes practical experiments that will help improve students’ intuition and retention. 

The emphasis on lean production, combined with recent methods relating to DFSS, makes this book a practical, up-to-date resource for advanced students, educators and practitioners.

About the authors

Dr Theodore Allen is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University where he directs the Security & Efficiency Analytics Laboratory (SEAL). He is the Founder and President of factSpread.org and President of the INFORMS Social Media Analytics Section. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Quality and an area editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering (IF:3.2). His work on reducing waiting lines in elections has received national attention, contributing to shorter election lines for millions across five states. Application highlights include better production decisions (Honda), improved text modeling (US Military), earlier hospital discharges with fewer chart errors (Alliance Community Hospital), and fewer maintenance return trips (GE Appliances).

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-36

    Allen, Theodore T.

  • Quality Control and Six Sigma

    Pages 39-54

    Allen, Theodore T.

  • Define Phase and Strategy

    Pages 55-83

    Allen, Theodore T.

  • Measure Phase and Statistical Charting

    Pages 85-127

    Allen, Theodore T.

  • Analyze Phase

    Pages 129-159

    Allen, Theodore T.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Engineering Statistics and Lean Six Sigma
Book Subtitle
Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments and Systems
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-7420-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-7420-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7419-6
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXIII, 629
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 139 illustrations in colour
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