ISBN 0-9635122-0-X – Electronic Format only (PDF file)
By: Dr. Wayne A. Taylor
This book shows how to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of acceptance sampling in a manufacturing setting. It also serves as a basic introduction to acceptance sampling. The book is intended for the practitioner. It avoids complex mathematical formulas. Instead, extensive tables and powerful software are provided.
This book focuses on the core methods that are in common use. It also covers such practical issues as how to select samples, form inspection lots, and where to place inspections. Further, the role of acceptance sampling in today’s modern world is explored in detail.
This book is designed for those individuals who select sampling plans and set sampling policy. This includes engineers, manufacturing and quality supervisors, and management.
No statistical background is required. As such, the text serves as an excellent introduction to acceptance sampling. It also includes important new material of interest to the expert including quick switching systems.
This book includes comprehensive tables of single sampling plans, double sampling plans, quick switching systems, and variable sampling plans all indexed using a common system. This makes it easy to select alternative double sampling plans, quick switching systems and variable sampling plans.
This book comes with a comprehensive set of DOS programs for selecting and evaluating different types of sampling plans. For those in the medical device and FDA regulated industries, this software is validated. These programs, while still available, have been replaced with the Windows program Sampling Plan Analyzer, sold as a separate product.
This book introduces an important new method called quick switching systems. Quick switching systems can reduce sampling costs by as much as 85% or provide equally dramatic improvements in protection. They also serve as a valuable tool for monitoring processes. Quick switching systems replace chain sampling plans and the switching system in Mil-Std-105E.