Articles by Dr. Sophronia Ward

Brain Teasers: Can Design Processes be Improved?

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser. The brain teasers presented here are based on real-world situations encountered by workers in manufacturing environments.
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Brain Teasers: Freezing Over

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser. The brain teasers presented here are based on real-world situations encountered by workers in manufacturing environments. The brain teasers have three parts: (1) the situation, (2) available data or other supporting information and (3) questions that various workers need answered for continual improvement.
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Brain Teasers: Perfectly Smooth

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Yield Confusion

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: A Manager's Challenge: Investigating Cause

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser
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Brain Teasers: The Same, But Different

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser
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Brain Teasers: From Manual to Automated

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: If the Key Fits, Use It

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Leaky Seals

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser. The brain teasers presented here are based on real-world situations encountered by workers in manufacturing environments. The brain teasers have three parts: (1) the situation, (2) available data or other supporting information and (3) questions that various workers need answered for continual improvement. Recommended solutions follow in the next issue and on the Web at Quality Online (www.qualitymag.com).


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Brain Teasers: Collapsing Tents

Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser. The brain teasers presented here are based on real-world situations that are encountered by workers in manufacturing environments. The brain teasers have three parts: (1) the situation, (2) available data or other supporting information and (3) questions that various workers want answered for continual improvement. Recommended solutions follow in the next issue and on the Web at Quality Online (www.qualitymag.com).
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