Skip to main content

The Road to Quality Control: The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control by Homer M. Sarasohn

The Road to Quality Control: The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control by Homer M. Sarasohn

Nicholas Fisher, Yutaka Tanaka, William Woodall

ISBN: 978-1-119-51501-2 December 2018 160 Pages

E-Book
$120.00
Hardcover
$120.00
O-Book
Download Product Flyer

Download Product Flyer

Download Product Flyer is to download PDF in new tab. This is a dummy description. Download Product Flyer is to download PDF in new tab. This is a dummy description. Download Product Flyer is to download PDF in new tab. This is a dummy description. Download Product Flyer is to download PDF in new tab. This is a dummy description.

Description

Professor Woodall’s essay shows that this book represents a remarkable contribution, even by today’s standards, because of its contemporary thinking about the relationship between the specific topic of SQC and the broader company context of Quality Management.  It also demonstrates the remarkable awareness of at least some young US engineers in the post-war period about the vital role of Statistical Quality Control in establishing and maintaining a competitive position. The book reveals that there was unsuspected knowledge extant immediately post-war, about the importance of Statistical Quality Control when appropriately applied in an industrial setting.  It also helps to correct wide-spread historical misconceptions about who specifically was responsible for helping Japanese industry get back on its feet post-war, a task assigned to General Douglas Macarthur by President Truman and how Macarthur was indebted to Sarasohn.

Foreword xiii

I Introduction 1

Preface 1

Step 1. Establishing the Quality Standard 3

Step 2. Establishing a Section to Evaluate Quality 5

Step 3. Establishing Inspection Standards 6

Step 4. Selection of Inspection Methods 7

Step 5. Investigation of the Current State of Quality 9

Technical Terms Used in Quality Control 11

II Probability and Statistical Inference 17

Measures of Central Tendency 21

Measure of Variability 24

III Sampling Inspection 43

Specifying an Acceptable Proportion of Defective Items 54

IV Application of Sampling Inspection 63

V Quality Control of the Production Process 75

Appendix: Statistical Tables for Sampling Inspection 95

SL Table-1.0, DL Table 5, SA Table-10.0, DA Table-1.0 (From “Sampling Inspection Tables” by Dodge, H.F. and Romig, H.G.)

Thoughts on The Road to Quality Control – The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control by Homer M. Sarasohn 101
W. H.Woodall

Introduction 101

Quality Management 102

Use of Acceptance Sampling 104

Control Chart Methods 104

Theory vs. Practice 105

Some Other Books of the Era 106

Conclusions 106

References 107

Homer Sarasohn and American Involvement in the Evolution of Quality Management in Japan, 1945–1950 109
N.I. Fisher

1 Introduction 109

2 Events Prior to 1945 110

2.1 Data 110

3 1945–1947 111

3.1 Data 111

3.1.1 Civil Communications Section (CCS) activities 111

3.1.2 Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) 116

3.1.3 Visits to Japan byW. Edwards Deming 116

3.2 Interpretation 117

4 1948–1950 117

4.1 Data 117

4.1.1 CCS activities 117

4.1.2 JUSE activities 126

4.1.3 Deming’s activities 127

4.2 Interpretation 128

5 Conclusions 134

6 Key Sources of Information 136

Acknowledgements 136

References 137

Résumé 139

Appendix: Notes on the Text 139