Exclusive Content & Downloads from ASQ

An Overview of the Shainin System for Quality Improvement

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] The Shainin System™ (SS) is a problem-solving system and its associated strategies and tools developed by Dorian Shainin. Shainin's consulting firm offers the system, also referred to as Statistical Engineering, under the trademarked name Red X® Strategy. Although widely used and promoted in manufacturing, SS is not well documented or discussed in the literature. An overview of SS is given in addition to a critical assessment and a comparison with other industrial problem-solving methods. The focus of the discussion is the guiding philosophy and principles of SS. The assessment finds that while many elements of SS are valuable and should be incorporated into other process improvement methodologies, many of its statistical tools and methods are neither unique nor necessarily superior to other available resources.

Please sign-in or register to download this information. Registration is FREE and gives you access to ASQ's articles, case studies and general information.

Other Ways to Access content:

Join ASQ

Join ASQ as a Full member. Enjoy all the ASQ member benefits including access to many online articles.

  • Topics: Engineering
  • Keywords: Shainin techniques, Statistical engineering, Isoplot(TM), Multivariate control charts, Six Sigma, Problem solving, Quality tools, Process improvement
  • Author: Steiner, Stefan H.; McKay, R. Jock; Ramberg, John S.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering