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Title: A protocol for implementing statistical process control in the treated wood industry

Source: In: McCown, C.; Branton, K., eds. Proceedings, 114th annual meeting of the American wood protection association. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association: 68-79.

Author(s)Young, Timothy M.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Kirker, Grant T.; Taylor, Adam

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: Statistical process control (SPC) is an important strategy for manufacturing organizations seeking improved profitability in highly competitive businesses such as the treated wood industry. SPC is a well-established methodology that focuses on reducing variation of key process parameters. Such variation reduction can result in lower manufacturing costs, improved product quality, and enhanced environmental stewardship. This paper outlines a protocol for establishing SPC for the treated-wood industry.

Keywords: Statistical process control; treated wood; reduced variation; lower targets

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 3,072 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/24/2019
RITS Product ID: 94107
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Kirker, Grant
Research Forest Products Technologist
Lebow, Patricia K.
Mathematical Statistician
 

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