Title: Quality Insights: A pi tail mathematical postulation of the limit of quality

Authors: Adedeji B. Badiru

Addresses: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, 2950 Hobson Way, WPAFB, Dayton, OH 45433, USA

Abstract: In the pursuit of better quality under the spirit of continuous improvement, it is appropriate to inquire about the potential limit of quality. Using quality engineering and technology tools and techniques, can we continue to improve quality indefinitely, inching toward the limit of quality ever so infinitesimally? This paper presents a postulation of an asymptomatic approach to the limit of quality based on the mathematical reasoning of pi. While there is no mathematical correlation of pi to the physical quality of a product, it is interesting and inspirational to conduct research on the move toward the best possible point on the quality curve. In this regard, the motivational question is 'what is the limit of quality?' The methodology of this paper suggests some interesting analogies.

Keywords: pi; quality limit; quality engineering; quality technology; learning curve; quality improvement; quality expectation; control limit.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQET.2017.10009783

International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2017 Vol.6 No.3, pp.210 - 217

Received: 07 Apr 2017
Accepted: 10 Apr 2017

Published online: 21 Dec 2017 *

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