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Overview some statistical procedures, we illustrate them via several practical, numerical examples and we provide some references for further reading.
Combining similar data sets for the purpose of establishing confidence intervals, estimating or forecasting values, modeling data or establishing distributions (goodness of fit), is very appealing.
The total assessment of reliability requires the quantitative estimate of three distinct and separate classes of failure; that is, early life, event-related and wear out.
This START sheet addresses the problem of graphically assessing two populations based on two samples. Such comparisons arise, for example, when analyzing two processes (or two devices) whose performance (e.g., reliability or lives) we want to compare.
Simulation-Based Acquisition (SBA) is an acquisition process in which DoD and Industry are enabled by robust, collaborative use of simulation technology that is integrated across acquisition phases and programs.
This START sheet discusses the practical aspects of statistical confidence, i.e., the confidence that we place (from a probabilistic point of view) on a statement about some random phenomenon of interest. Statistical confidence gives us the probability that the statement given is true.
The design of experiments (DOE), also called the statistical design of experiments, is a tool for determining the significance of different factors affecting process quality, and for calculating optimal settings for controllable factors.
ISO-9000 is the generic reference for a family of standards on quality management. Compliance with an appropriate standard from this family is required by members of the European Economic Community (EEC) as a prerequisite for suppliers of a broad, and increasing, range of product types described in EEC Directives.
ISO-9000 is the generic reference for a family of standards on quality management. Compliance with an appropriate standard from this family is required by members of the European Economic Community (EEC) as a prerequisite for suppliers of a board, and increasing, range of product types described in EEC Directives.
Methods of statistical process control (SPC) have been in existence for over eighty years now in industrial statistics. SPC methods are used, among other things, to detect when a stable process, defined as one with a fixed mean level and a fixed viaration, departs from stability.
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is the systematic translation of the "voice of the customer" to actions of the supplier required to meet the customers' desires.
SPI is an initiative for transitioning from multiple government-unique management and manufacturing systems to the use of common processes.
In 1988, Motorola Corp. became one of the first companies to receive the now well-known Baldrige National Quality Award. The specific Motorola innovation that attracted the most attention was its six-sigma program.
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