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Strategies and Techniques for Quality and Flexibility

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  • Contains many examples of multi-purpose quantitative techniques

  • Combines research tools and business strategies in a single volume

  • Brings together the accumulated life’s wisdom of a respected global expert on quality

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Strategies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Definitions of Strategies

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 3-4
    3. Quality-oriented Strategies

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 5-29
    4. Flexibility-oriented Strategies

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 31-57
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Design of Experiments (DOE)

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 61-79
    3. Petri Nets

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 81-99
    4. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

      • Miryam Barad
      Pages 101-121

About this book

This book presents strategic perspectives on quality and flexibility, as well as quantitative tools for assessing their implementation in a range of systems. It introduces readers to the global changes in the relative importance of quality strategies and flexibility strategies over the past 30 to 40 years. In addition, it presents detailed examples of how multi-purpose techniques such as design of experiments, petri nets and quality function deployment can be applied to evaluate quality and flexibility in the design, planning and operation of various systems. 

Uniquely, the book combines strategies and quantitative research tools in a single volume. It also includes many examples that are accessible to readers from different disciplines, and familiarizes readers with techniques that can facilitate their current and future research – making it a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and advanced students alike.


Keywords

  • Quality control
  • Flexibility control
  • Design of Experiments
  • Petri Nets
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Enterprise flexibility
  • Quality strategies
  • Flexibility strategies
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk
  • Engineering Economics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Industrial Engineering, The Iby and Aladar Fleishman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Miryam Barad

About the author

Miryam Barad held academic visiting positions at many Universities around the world (The University of Science and Technology of China, Purdue University, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton USA, University of New South Wales, Australia, Brunel University, UK). This enabled her to meet researchers from different parts of the world and work together on research and publications. Her research and professional interests focus on various aspects of Quality and Flexibility. Initial research on Quality Strategies and Quality Control expanded to include Flexibility modelling and evaluation in a variety of systems such as Manufacturing, Logistics and Information. Many of her published papers use multi-purpose techniques such as Design of Experiments (DOE), Petri Nets and Quality Function Deployment (QFD). 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-68400-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)