Every manufacturing or systems engineer has grappled with questions like these -- How can we reduce the cost of testing our process or product? How do we know if our development process is robust? Where do the gaps lie in our manufacturing or testing process? How do we build a reliable, robust process that all stakeholders can count on? Around these questions has risen a veritable industry of solutions, manufacturing standards, statistical methods and more. And yet, designing for reliability remains a little-understood and much-feared proposition.
Now design phase gate review and testing expert and veteran technical problem solver Thim Gurunatha brings to his readers a lifetime of experience in designing robust and reliable processes. In his new book, Systems Engineering Standards -- The State of the Art , Thim systematically tackles fundamental and esoteric problems that plague manufacturing and systems engineers today. Thim understands that while modern technologies, including computing technologies, have greatly aided today's engineers, they have also revealed gaps, cracks and chinks which were not apparent before. With this new book, Thim's mission is to close all the little gaps towards developing perfect processes.
Coming in to fill a critical void, Thim's new book teaches engineers to make the process of statistical process control (SPC) more efficient. Even the most seasoned engineers will learn how to make the design of experiments less expensive, reduce testing time and increase the accuracy of reliability predictions. The author lucidly articulates that the survival of companies in future may depend on the implementation of breakthrough strategies in problem solving. In such an environment, understanding and promoting the use of statistical tools becomes a management issue rather than an operator problem.
Used effectively, statistical methods greatly reduce problem-solving time. Because of the abundance of statistical tools, however, it is important to know which tools to use when -- and which tools not to use. Thim's direct-to-action book helps systems engineers pick the 'best of the best' tools for each application and assists its users in applying these tools, saving them millions of dollars. Surely readers can recession proof their careers with the wisdom in this brand new book!