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Quality control - first impressions: a view of corporate personality

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Monthly homily where role of management in quality issues is explored. 1 ref

Quality control - Focus on Fasteners

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Angry critique of PL 101-592, Fastener Quality Act, of 1990, governing nuts & bolts, screws etc, with amendment 104-113. Highlights cases of defective fasteners, some US imported and defect causes. Argues (support by several major industry organisations) that the Act should be repealed. 10 refs

Quality Control - Get the Picture ?

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Emphasis on data presentation - frequency distribution table, histograms, frequency polygon & cumulative frequency polygon are some methods which can be applied to SPC implementation.

Quality Control - Goal Oriented Management

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Another philosophy for management & quality assurance! 6 refs.

Quality Control - Guaranteed

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Homily around staff attitudes, management policy.

Quality Control - Guides in Pursuit of Excellence

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The underlying philosophies of various Quality "gurus" are summarised in terms of what they set out to do and what they demand. 8 refs.

Quality control - height gauges

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Brief overview of mechanical & electronic comparators, their care & use, step-by-step calibration & meas'6 & comments on accuracy.

Quality Control - Histograms & Problem Solving

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Use of histograms as visual aid in application of statistics to QC is described using example of tin plating thickess samples. Comments on interpretation, normal, multi-peaked or skewed patterns. 5 refs.

Quality Control - Inference, the Logic of Statistics

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Comments on estimators, point intervals, interval estimators.

Quality control - inspection costs

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Homily incl. a microeconomic view of the issue where inspection strategies are summarised with statistical equations. 2 refs

Quality Control - Inspection Planning

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Discussion includes listing of relevant standards (ANSI, ASTM, MIL), correct sampling (size of samples), inspection charts. 6 refs

Quality control - Internal audits

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Various types of audit are discussed incl. IQUE (In-plant quality evaluation). Selection of auditors is also examined.

Quality control - internal audits

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In context of ISO 9000 or 14000 standards, internal audits are required. The process is reviewed, incl. audit team selection & training, external third-party audits, assessing results.

Quality Control - Is ISO 9000 Certification Necessary ?

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Discussion in terms of compliance, Quality Assurance etc. 5 refs

Quality Control - ISO 9000 New World Vision For Quality

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Discourse on the new standard, how to become certified and what it represents. Criticisms are reported.