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Introduction to Statistical Quality Control

Introduction to Statistical Quality Control
Author: Douglas C. Montgomery
ISBN 13: 9780470169926
ISBN 10: 470169923
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-05-02
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 752
List Price: N/A

Expert guidance  on modern SQC methods, from the name you trust!

Douglas Montgomery's modern iintroduction to SQC prepares you for professional practice with comprehensive coverage of current statistical methods for quality control and improvement. With this text, you'll learn how to apply state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control, design experiments for process characterization and optimization, conduct process robustness studies, and implement quality management techniques such as the six-sigma approach.

Fullu updated and revised, this Fifth Edition features more fully integrated coverage of Minitab, new homework problems, new and more modern examples, and more.

Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, Fifth Edition:

  • Provides guidelines throughout  the book for selecting the proper type of statistical technique to use in a wide variety of product and non-product situations.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage—ranging from basic principles to state-of-the-art applications.

  • Provides clear and relevant examples, including new examples that illustrate applications of statistical quality improvement techniques in non-manufacturing settings. many examples and exercises are based on real data.

  • Reflects contempory practice and provides more information on management aspects of quality improvement.

  • Emphasizes statistical techniques in the context of a strong engineering and management orientation.

  • Includes electronic versions of all data sets in the text, supplemental text material, and all instructor resources on the Montgomery SQC website www.wiley.com/college/montgomery.


Covers the use of statistical techniques for quality control, from basic principles to advanced applications, with a strong engineering and management orientation. Montgomery (industrial engineering, Arizona State U.) has designed the text for an undergraduate course in statistical quality control. A basic knowledge of statistical methods is recommended, but not required. The fourth edition includes recent developments in the field, new examples, and integrated and expanded coverage of computer software such as Minitab and Excel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)