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Title: SPC handbook for the treated wood industries

Source: Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Center for Renewable Carbon. 78 p.

Author(s)Young, Timothy M.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Lebow, Stan ; Taylor, Adam

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: Book
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3A  FPL-4851-1B

Abstract: This Statistical Process Control (SPC) Handbook introduces wood preservation industry personnel to the terminology and statistical process control (SPC) tools available for understanding and monitoring industrial processes. For those who want further information, references are provided at the end of each section. The content is for educational purposes only. The use of trade or firm names in this publication is for reader information and does not imply endorsement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or The University of Tennessee of any product or service. This Handbook is organized as follows:
-Understanding variability and why we want to reduce it;
-Introducing important statistics
-Tools for visualizing data
-Understanding your process variability using control charts
-Capability analyses
-Root-cause analyses for reducing variation
-Pareto principle 
-Appendices on statistical methods

Keywords: SPC; statistical process control; wood preservation; treatment process variability; control chart; capability analysis

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 5,120 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/26/2019

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RITS Product ID: 95797
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Lebow, Patricia K.
Mathematical Statistician
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist

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