Recent Advances and Future Directions for Quality Engineering

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Access full text here:10.1002/qre.1797
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Reliability and Maintenance, Teknik och teknologier, Maskinteknik, Tillförlitlighets- och kvalitetsteknik, Kvalitetsteknik, Quality Technology and Management
Publication year: 2016
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The origins of quality engineering are in manufacturing, where quality engineers apply basic statistical methodologies to improve the quality and productivity of products and processes. In the past decade, people have discovered that these methodologies are effective for improving almost any type of system or process, such as financial, health care, and supply chains.This paper begins with a review of key advances and trends within quality engineering over the past decade. The second part uses the first part as a foundation to outline new application areas for the field. It also discusses how quality engineering needs to evolve in order to make significant contributions to these new areas


Geoff Vining

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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Murat Kulahci

Luleå tekniska universitet; Industriell Ekonomi
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Søren  Pedersen

Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
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