The ASQ CQE Study Guide

Author: Connie M. Borror,Sarah E. Burke

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 9351

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 ASQ CSQP Study Guide

Author: Mark Allen Durivage,Edward Cook

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1705

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.

Splitting the DMAIC

Unleashing the Power of Continuous Improvement

Author: Tom Quick

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 5954

In 1917, we split the atom and released an incredible force for destruction. In 2019, we split the DMAIC and released an even bigger force for improvement. There is no doubt that the various improvement methods work. Whether it is PDCA or 7-Step problem-solving or A3 or Is–Is Not or DMAIC or any other tool, it has been used to great success in many organizations stretching back over decades. But why have some organizations been wildly successful with these and others not? The reason is that much of today’s continuous improvement (CI) training is focused on tools. Training includes days or even weeks working through every possible tool a practitioner of CI might need. But rather than teach people about a set of tools that they might or might not use, why not teach them how to accomplish a specific objective? Why not give them a path for solving a particular type of problem that works most of the time? This way, anyone anywhere can make CI work by “splitting the DMAIC.” This book shows four typical paths through the DMAIC process to accomplish four different objectives: -Reduce variability of a characteristic-Reduce failures of a machine-Reduce waste in a process-Reduce the frequency of a defect For each path, the following is presented: Methodology—an overview of the purpose and actual steps through the DMAIC process for that path.Step Details—a detailed description of each step including specific tools used.Checklist—a simple one-page sheet that anyone can use as a guide along the path. Think of these as a new app called DMAIC Maps, which helps people get around the DMAIC world the same way Google Maps helps in the real world. Project selection and team management are also discussed, since the choice of projects is crucial to creating context and therefore success.

Lean Tactics for Architects, Engineers, and IPD Contractors

Author: J.T. Brown

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 8011

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!

The Probability Workbook

Author: Mary McShane-Vaughn

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 3733

The best way to master probability is to work problems—lots of them. Through repeated practice, formerly fuzzy concepts begin to make sense, and solution strategies become clear. The Probability Workbook is a companion to The Probability Handbook, which covers counting techniques, probability rules, discrete probability distributions, and continuous probability distributions. This workbook offers more than 400 problems covering a wide range of probability techniques and distributions. From poker problems, to famous problems by luminaries in the field such as Pascal, Fermat, Bertrand, Fisher, and Deming, this one-of-a-kind book gives detailed numerical solutions and explanations presented in a conversational way. There are general probability questions involving travel itineraries, baseball, and birth orders, as well as more real-world applications such as quality inspection, reliability, statistical process control, and simulation. Problems applicable to the manufacturing, healthcare, business, and hospitality and tourism industries are included. For example, how many ways can the letters Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y be arranged? In poker, how many ways can a player be dealt a royal flush? If 4.5% of a hospital’s admissions are due to community-acquired and records show that the probability that a pneumonia patient is readmitted within 30 days of discharge is 14.6%. The readmission rate for all other diagnoses is 12.1%, what is the probability that a patient is readmitted given that he had pneumonia? For easy reference, each numbered problem in the workbook is categorized by broad topic area, and then by a more detailed, descriptive title. In addition to the topic and title, the level of difficulty is displayed for each problem using a die icon. This workbook is an invaluable resource for the probability portions of ASQ’s CQE, CSSGB, CSSBB, CSSMBB, and CRE exams. For those interested in taking a certification exam, the 50 multiple-choice questions found on the CD-ROM will be a good study resource. The questions draw from topics throughout the text, presented in random order.

Das Lean Six Sigma Toolbook

Mehr als 100 Werkzeuge zur Verbesserung der Prozessgeschwindigkeit und -qualität

Author: Michael L. George,David Rowlands,Marc Price,John Maxey

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 5407

Die Referenz zum Verständnis der Konzepte und Werkzeuge von Lean Six Sigma: Six Sigma ist ein statistisches Qualitätsziel und zugleich ein Instrument des Qualitätsmanagements. Ausgangspunkt dieser auf Effizienz und Qualität ausgerichteten Methode ist die Zieldefinition. Danach wird die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ermittelt. Ihr Kernelement ist also die Beschreibung, Messung, Analyse, Verbesserung und Überwachung von Geschäftsprozessen unter anderem mit statistischen Mitteln. Dabei orientieren sich die Ziele an Prozesskennzahlen eines Unternehmens und an den Kundenbedürfnissen. In diesem Buch werden alle wichtigen Werkzeuge zur Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma vorgestellt und systematisch auf ihre Einsatzgebiete hin eingeordnet. Detaillierte Erläuterungen helfen zu verstehen, welches Werkzeug wann, wie und warum einzusetzen ist. Aus dem Inhalt: - Voice of the Customer - Wertstromanalyse und Prozessflussdiagramme - Datenerhebung und Abweichungsanalysen - Fehlerursachen identifizieren und verifizieren - Minderung der Durchlaufzeiten und der nicht-wertschöpfenden Kosten - Komplexität und Komplexitätsanalyse - Auswahl und Pilotierung von Lösungen Michael L. George ist Chairman der George Group, der weltweit führenden Six-Sigma-Beratung. David Rowlands ist Vice President für Six Sigma bei der North American Solution Group, einer Division von Xerox. Marc Pice und John Maxey sind Mitarbeiter der George Group. Die Übersetzung dieses Buchs wurde vom Six-Sigma-Experten Dirk Dose, Partner bei der PPI AG (, und seinem Team vorgenommen. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Beratungspraxis mit Prozessoptimierungsprojekten, bei denen Six Sigma zur Verbesserung von Geschäftsprozessen eingesetzt wurde. Lean Six Sigma ist eine der führenden Techniken zur Maximierung der Prozesseffizienz und zur Steuerung jedes Schritts eines Geschäftsprozesses. Mit dem Lean Six Sigma Toolbook werden Sie entdecken, wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf ein neues Niveau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit heben können.

The ASQ Pocket Guide for the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Author: T. M. Kubiak

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 3616

Unlike other pocket guides, this guide is designed specifically to address topics that the author has found to cause problems, issues, and concerns for most Black Belts over the years. As such, its primary purpose is to serve as a useful reference guide for the Black Belt throughout his or her busy day, and particularly in meetings. Though not intended to be a tool guide like other pocket guides or a preparation guide for the ASQ certifications, it will nonetheless serve as a useful reference guide for both the ASQ Black Belt and Master Black Belt certification examinations. Black belts will enjoy reading this pocket guide and find it invaluable in their daily work.

Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss bei den Indianern

Author: Ingo Siegner

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641056446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8749

Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss im Wilden Westen Fressdrache Oskar soll für seinen Vater Büffelfleisch besorgen und bittet den Drachen Kokosnuss und das Stachelschwein Matilda, ihn in den Wilden Westen zu begleiten. In der Prärie stoßen die drei tatsächlich auf eine riesige Büffelherde. Als die riesigen Tiere plötzlich losrennen und alles zertrampeln, was unter ihre Hufe gerät, rettet das Indianer-Mädchen »Wilde Hummel« die drei »Greenhorns« in letzter Sekunde. Aber da taucht schon die nächste Gefahr auf: drei finster dreinblickende Indianer, die alle an den Marterpfahl binden, die Indianerland betreten ... Doch das sind nicht die einzigen Abenteuer, die Kokosnuss und seine Freunde bestehen müssen.

Was zählt

die Autobiografie des besten Managers der Welt

Author: Jack Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548363981


Page: 477

View: 5624

Eine amerikanische Karriere. Der meistbewunderte Industriekapitän unserer Zeit verrät die Geheimnisse seines phänomenalen Erfolgs - als Unternehmenschef und Mensch. Jack Welch - Mustermanager, Motivationschampion, Visionär. Bereits mit 45 Jahren wurde er

The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Donald W. Benbow,Hugh W. Broome

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898370

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 7638

The reliability engineer is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. The structure of this book is based on that of the Body of Knowledge specified by ASQ for the Certified Reliability Engineer, which includes design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle. Study questions have been provided on an accompanying CD-ROM, listed by Parts (I–VII) of the Body of Knowledge. A simulated exam approximately half the size of the actual exam, with questions distributed (Parts I–VII) approximately proportional to the information contained in the Body of Knowledge, has also been provided.

The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook

Author: H. Fred Walker,Ahmad K. ElshennawY,Bhisham C. Gupta,Mary McShane Vaughn

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 2577

The quality inspector is the person perhaps most closely involved with day-to-day activities intended to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations. The quality inspector is required to understand and apply a variety of tools and techniques as codified in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Body of Knowledge (BoK). The tools and techniques identified in the ASQ CQI BoK include technical math, metrology, inspection and test techniques, and quality assurance. Quality inspectors frequently work with the quality function of organizations in the various measurement and inspection laboratories, as well as on the shop floor supporting and interacting with quality engineers and production/service delivery personnel. This handbook supports individuals preparing to perform, or those already performing, this type of work. It is intended to serve as a ready reference for quality inspectors and quality inspectors in training, as well as a comprehensive reference for those individuals preparing to take the ASQ CQI examination. Examples and problems used throughout the handbook are thoroughly explained, are algebra-based, and are drawn from real-world situations encountered in the quality profession. To assist readers in using this book as a ready reference or as a study aid, the book has been organized so as to conform explicitly to the ASQ CQI BoK. Each chapter title, all major topical divisions within the chapters, and every main point has been titled and then numbered exactly as they appear in the CQI BoK.

The Certified Quality Technician Handbook, Second Edition

Author: H. Fred Walker,Donald W. Benbow,Ahmad K. Elshennawy

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 1886

The quality technician is a person responsible for understanding and utilizing quality concepts and tools, statistical techniques, metrology and calibration procedures and protocols, inspection and test techniques, quality auditing, and preventive and corrective action in the context of product/process/service improvement or in correcting problems. Quality technicians frequently work in the quality function of organizations in the various measurement and inspection laboratories, as well as on the shop floor supporting and interacting with quality engineers, mechanical inspectors, and production/service delivery personnel. This book supports individuals preparing for, or those already performing, this type of work. It is intended to serve as a ready reference for quality technicians and quality technicians-in-training, as well as a comprehensive reference for those individuals preparing to take the ASQ Certified Quality Technician (CQT) examination. Examples and problems used throughout the handbook are thoroughly explained, are algebra-based, and are drawn from “real world” situations encountered in the quality profession. To assist readers in using the book as a ready reference or as a study aid, the book has been organized so as to conform closely to the CQT Body of Knowledge (BoK).

Pyzdek's guide to SPC.

applications and special topics

Author: Thomas Pyzdek

Publisher: Quality Amer

ISBN: 9780930011048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 4627

Finally, a book about HOW TO USE statistical process control (SPC) to improve quality in a wide variety of real-world situations, written by the instructor for the American Society for Quality Control's SPC courses nationally. Are you faced with things like short runs; toolwear & other built-in out-of-control situations; sampling questions: how many? how often? how should I form the subgroups?; processes you knew were in-control even though the control charts showed them to be out-of-control; measurement systems that never get the same result twice; processes with lousy Cpk's but that never produce a single reject; processes with so many important variables a supercomputer couldn't process all of the data; great manufacturing operations but awful service processes, & no known way of applying SPC to them; multiple-head fillers, multiple-cavity molds or other multiple-stream processes that require too many charts; SPC teams that get bogged down studying the food in the cafeteria, etc.; many SPC projects, but no true quality improvement plan? If any of this is familiar, then you NEED this book. One reviewer said of this book: "It is similar in content to parts of the SQC handbook from AT&T...but provides many more choices & the details for use." Order 1-800-628-0432, FAX 1-800-848-8216 or 1-602-749-8338.

Practical Attribute and Variable Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

A Guide for Conducting Gage R&R Studies and Test Method Validations

Author: Mark Allen Durivage

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873899156

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 2619

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).

The Certified Quality Manager Handbook

Author: Duke Okes,Russ Westcott

Publisher: Asq Press

ISBN: 9780873894876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 6159

Designed as a study aid for those preparing to take the Certified Quality Manager Examination administered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), this book provides a thorough understanding of the principles, terms and concepts of quality management. The new second edition contains practical examples from many different industries and organizations, including manufacturing, health care, government, education and the service industries.

Cracking the Case of ISO 9001:2008 for Manufacturing

A Simple Guide to Implementing Quality Management in Manufacturing

Author: Charles A. Cianfrani,Jack West

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873897617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2443

This handy pocket guide gives tools and resources to make ISO 9001 seem like less of a mystery in manufacturing organizations. It explains the essential elements of each clause of the ISO 9001:2008 standard, providing an overview of what each requirement means for your organization and how to carry out the various tasks of those requirements. It's also a simple, inexpensive way to explain ISO 9001 to everyone in an organization, thus helping garner the support critical for any successful ISO 9001 initiative