Manufacturing Solutions for Consistent Quality and Reliability: The Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process
Manufacturing Solutions for Consistent Quality and Reliability: The Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process by Robert W. Traver
Manufacturing Solutions for Consistent Quality and Reliability: The Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process Author: Robert W. Traver
Title: Manufacturing Solutions for Consistent Quality and Reliability: The Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process
ISBN: 0814402712
ISBN13: 978-0814402719
Other Formats: lrf mbr azw txt
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: AMACOM; First Printing edition (May 16, 1995)
Language: English
Category: Business & Money
Size PDF version: 1823 kb
Size EPUB version: 1535 kb
Subcategory: Management & Leadership




This key variable isolation approach looks at each quality and reliability problem from the standpoint of patterns of variation, and each successive test brings the investigator closer to a solution. It's a dynamic process that will locate even obscure causes of variability, as well as variability created by unforeseen interaction of materials or manufacturing methods. And because The Traver Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process can isolate multivariable causes - unlike most engineering methods, which point only to single causes - even the most randomly occurring problems affecting consistent production standards can be found and fixed.Twenty-one fast-moving, fascinating case histories covering a wide range of manufactured products provide the bulk of the information in the book, and show how the generic Traver Nine-Step Problem-Solving Process can be applied successfully in a variety of situations. These are difficult, sometimes maddening product quality and reliability problems that take the most thorough analysis to solve. The approach the author outlines is akin to detective work: Participants gather clues and zero in on "what dunnit." The result is a very effective learning vehicle, showing readers how real problems are solved, with all the blind alleys, loose ends, and contradictory information found in life, rather than in books!