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Compensation and Employment Security
Research by economists supports a couple of Japanese management practices that seem to have been underemphasized in many Total Quality implementation efforts in the US - lifetime employment and linking pay to the accomplishments ...
A Process for Consulting for Improvement in Quality and Productivity
A process that consultants can use to improve their effectiveness.
Detecting Malfunctions in Dynamic Systems
This article outlines some of the fundamental concepts of systems monitoring and general principles for the design of monitors to detect certain malfunctions in the powertrain system that may cause excessive emissions
Maximum Likelihood Regression on Censored, Experimental Data Using a Spreadsheet Program
This article describes how to analyze censored, experimental data using an optimizing function in a spreadsheet program (such as Solver in Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3).
How to Reduce Costs Using a Tolerance Analysis Formula Tailored to Your Organization
In volume production, a few pennies per unit can add up quickly. In such cases, it may be worth considering whether cheaper components might be used without jeopardizing quality. One element in many tolerance analyses ...
Tolerancing Mechanical Assemblies Using Computer Aided Design and Experimental Design
Component tolerances for assembled products are often set with the help of the error transmission formula. However, this approach requires knowledge of the partial derivatives of the functional relationship between the ...
Tolerance Analysis Considering Manufacturing Variability and the Cost of Deviating from the Nominal
A number of different formulae for tolerance analysis and synthesis have appeared over the years. This article discusses the interrelationships between alternative formulae, showing how each is best for a specific set of ...