EMGT 445 - Quality Methods

Introduction to various aspects of quality control and statistical process control (SPC) to include the following topics: history of quality control, Deming and his management philosophies, review and development of statistical tools and probability methods associated with quality control and SPC, development and application of control charts for continuous and discrete data, time-weighted control charts, identification of common cause variation in a process, identification and removal of special cause variation in a process, data transformations and distribution modeling, rational subgrouping, process capability analysis, and the use of statistical software for data analysis and SPC. The use of real-world data in exercises will be emphasized. Other topics to be included as time allows: Six Sigma methodology and language, general measurement system analysis, gage repeatability and reproducibility.

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