Articles by Dr. Sophronia Ward

Quality Brain Teasers

December 1, 2004
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 here on the Web.
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Quality 101: Moving Range Charts ‘Fix' on Process Behavior

December 1, 2004
Control charts help analyze data for improving the manufacturing process.
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Brain Teasers

November 1, 2004
Bandage Machine Jams
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Brain Teasers:Identical CMMs, or Not

August 1, 2004
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve the problem by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Cookie Mysteries

June 1, 2004
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve the problem by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Electrical Noise in Circuits

April 1, 2004
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve the problem by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Corner Thickness Challenges

March 1, 2004
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve the problem by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teaser: Critical to Quality Characteristics

February 1, 2004
A manufacturer of electrical components has one production line devoted to a high-volume product.
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Brain Teasers: In-process Weighing

December 1, 2003
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve the problem by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: A Chilling Process

June 1, 2003
The brain teasers presented here are based on real-world situations that are encountered by workers in manufacturing environments.
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