Title

Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement

Abstract

The need for higher quality products necessitates the use of methods to increase such quality and improve productivity. The most significant contribution to improving product quality during the past decade is attributable to a basic change in attitude regarding quality by the American industry. There are many methods that can be used to evaluate quality and improve productivity. This research report examines some of the methods for quality and productivity improvement. Methods presented include Statistical Process Control, Pareto Analysis, Taguchi Techniques, Total Quality Concept, and ergonomic attributes of work environment for improved operator performance. The report also presents some ~xamples and case studies that demonstrate the application of such methods.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Elshennawy, Ahmad K.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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