Title: Statistical process control – its implications for the metals industry

Authors: T.C. Cordwell

Addresses: Manager of Purchase Services, Supplier Development, Technical and Economic Analysis, Production Materials and Services, Ivcco Ford Truck Ltd., UK

Abstract: Ford|s operating philosophy of never ending improvement has resulted in a change of emphasis from defect detection defect prevention through the application of Statistical Process Control (SPC), employee involvement and training. This approach will lead to improvements in both quality and productivity that will be of mutual benefit to suppliers and Ford.

Keywords: defect prevention; failure mode and effects analysis; FMEA; quality control; statistical process control; SPC; Ford; employee involvement; training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.1987.036767

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1987 Vol.2 No.2, pp.149 - 155

Available online: 07 Nov 2010 *

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