Chapter 3. Statistical Process Control: A Tool to Work Smarter, Not Harder

  1. William Smothers
  1. Robert J. Hawkins

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch3

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Hawkins, R. J. (2008) Statistical Process Control: A Tool to Work Smarter, Not Harder, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch3

Author Information

  1. Hocking Technical College Route 1, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374405

Online ISBN: 9780470320303

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Keywords:

  • statistical process control;
  • ceramic technology;
  • refractories;
  • quality control;
  • automotive customers

Summary

Use of statistics in process systems is undergoing a dramatic change in production areas. The success of the Deming methods in Japanese industries, already of high interest to many American companies, may be used in the operation of all manufacturing companies within a decade.