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Innovation, Quality Engineering, and Statistics

Summary: The authors discuss the roles of statistics and quality engineering in the innovation process. They review approaches to increase the likelihood of innovative discoveries. Crucially, they stress the need for quality engineers to increase their involvement in the innovation process. As Bisgaard has said, quality engineers should treat much of their work as systematic innovation.

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  • Topics: Six Sigma, Innovation, Statistics
  • Keywords: Design for six sigma (DFSS), Design of experiments (DOE), DMAIC, Innovation, Quality engineering, Six Sigma, Statistics
  • Author: Box, George E. P.; Woodall, William H.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering