Improving Almost Anything
Ideas and Essays Revised edition
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Improving Almost Anything by George E. P. Box
Book DescriptionMasterworks in process improvement and quality technology-- by George Box and friends George Box has a unique ability to explain complex ideas simply and eloquently. This revised edition of his masterworks since 1982 clearly demonstrates the range of his wit and intellect. These fascinating readings represent the cornerstones in the theory and application of process improvement, product design, and process control. Readers will gain valuable insights into the fundamentals and philosophy of scientific method using statistics and how it can drive creativity and discovery. The book is divided into five key parts: Part A, Some Thoughts on Quality Improvement, concerns the democratization of the scientific method and, in such papers as "When Murphy Speaks--Listen," advises managers to view operation of their processes as ongoing opportunities for improvement. Part B, Design of Experiments for Process Improvement, illustrates the enormous advantages offered by experimental design in the pursuit of better products and processes. Part C, Sequential Investigation and Discovery, shows how sequential assembly of designs allows the experimenter to match the difficulty of the problem with the effort needed to solve it. Part D, Control, describes application of feedback control in the Statistical Process Control (SPC) environment. A simple graphical technique using Box-Jenkins charts is set forth to appropriately adjust processes to target. Part E, Variance Reduction and Robustness, demonstrates how the existence of more than one source of variation may be used to achieve products robust to the environment in which they must function and emphasizes the importance of error transmission and data transformation in producing robust assemblies. A Foreword by Dr. J. Stuart Hunter allows readers to gain insight into the workings of a remarkable mind and explains how these ideas can greatly catalyze their efforts in process improvement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471727552
(234mm x 162mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George E. P. Box
Time Series Analysis, Hardback (August 2015)
Praise for the Fourth Edition The book follows faithfully the style of the original edition. The approach is heavily motivated by real-world time series, and by developing a complete approach to model building, estimation, forecasting and control.
Accidental Statistician, Hardback (May 2013)
Praise for George E.P. Box and An Accidental Statistician I found most interesting the parts describing how he developed as a statistician, the intellectual influences on him, and the genesis of the ideas for which he is so well known...
Statistical Control by Monitoring and Adjustment, Paperback (April 2009)
This set contains: Statistical Control by Monitoring and Adjustment, Second Edition (978-0-470-14832-7) and Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery, Second Edition (978-0-471-71813-0).
Response Surfaces, Mixtures, and Ridge Analyses, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by George E. P. Box
This book introduces the general philosophy of a number of unique topics, including response surface methodology and details least squares for response surface work; factorial designs at two levels; fitting second-order models; adequacy of estimation and the use of transformation; and occurrence and elucidation of ridge systems.
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Author Biography - George E. P. Box
GEORGE BOX, PHD, DSC, FRS, is R. A. Fisher Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He has been the director of research for investigators at Imperial Chemical Industries, Princeton University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Member and Shewhart and Deming Medalist of the American Society for Quality. He was awarded the Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal from the American Statistical Association and the Guy Medal in Gold from the Royal Statistical Society. He is the author of more than 200 published papers and more than a dozen critically acclaimed books.
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