ERIC Number: ED289078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Statistical Process Control. Impact and Opportunities for Ohio.
Brown, Harold H.
The first purpose of this study is to help the reader become aware of the evolution of Statistical Process Control (SPC) as it is being implemented and used in industry today. This is approached through the presentation of a brief historical account of SPC, from its inception through the technological miracle that has occurred in Japan. The concept of control charts and related statistical methods is presented in sufficient detail to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the techniques used in SPC and to provide a frame of reference for discussing and drawing conclusions regarding training in SPC. The second purpose is to equip the reader with an understanding of the impact of SPC on quality and productivity. In this regard, the study explores the capacity of vocational-technical education in Ohio to respond to industry and provide the needed services in SPC. SPC initiatives at the state level are discussed, and a number of SPC initiatives around the nation are described to serve as exemplary models for Ohio to draw upon in solving its own needs for improving qualtiy and productivity. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville.