STAT51300 - Quality Control

Fall 2017

Days/Time: MWF / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To become fluent in the language and techniques of modern Quality Control and its applications. While areas of application are typically thought of as being in the area of manufacturing, they can also be applied to ordering, accounting, record keeping and customer satisfaction, among others. Quality Control and Management techniques are applicable to any organization.

Note:this course is co-listed with IE53000 which is also offered this semester. The IE section counts toward engineering credits for degree-seeking students whereas the STAT section would be non-engineering.
Techniques of modern Quality Control and Management. Topics include Statistical and graphical data summaries, basic tools (pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, flowcharts), Control Charts for Measurement and Attribute data, proper use of Control Charts, Capability Studies, Continuous Improvement, ISO 9000:2008 Requirements, Six Sigma and Taguchi Methodology.

Topics Covered:
1. Basic concepts.2. Summarizing Data.3. Basic Tools (flowcharts, fishbone diagrams, pareto charts).4. Shewhart Control Charts.5. Facts about Control Charts.6. Effective use of Control Charts.7. Capability.8. Use of Control Charts for Continual Improvement.9. Setting the Process Aim.10. Topics for Measurement Charts.11. Control Charts for Attribute Data.12. Effective use of Attribute Data.13. Acceptance Sampling.14. ISO 9000:200815. Six Sigma.16. Taguchi Methods.

A basic course at the advanced undergraduate level in Statistics and Probability. This course should include the normal, binomial, poisson distributions as well as basic estimation of means and variances of said.

Applied/Theory: 80/20

Worth 50 points total. Approximately weekly.


Two midterms (worth 100pts) and one final exam (worth 150pts)

Required: Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, 7th edition, by Douglas C. Montgomery (ISBN: ISBN-10: 1118146816/ISBN-13: 978-1118146811)

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

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Other Requirements:
I will likely use Adobe Connect Pro to set a virtual "chat room" so that students may share documents and comments. I will e-mail everyone detailed instructions on how to enter and use the room. Connect Pro is quite intuitive so that students will not have to go thru the ordeal of learning the infamous "Blackboard" system.


T. B. D.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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