The chapters of this book are from the recent writings of George E. P. Box, an acknowledged world leader in the application and theory of quality methodology to management, process improvement, process designand discovery. Box unique ability to explain complex ideas simply and appealingly with wit and cogent illustration is well known. It draws on profound knowledge and extensive industrial experience. In the past, these abilities have led to the creation of such techniques as response surface methods, time series analysis for forecasting and control, evolutionary operationand applied Bayesian methods. Over the past fifteen years, Box' work with many distinguished colleagues has been directed to the development and better understanding of quality techniques and how they can drive creativity and discovery. Published in celebration of the Second Edition of Box, Hunterand Hunter's STATISTICS for EXPERIMENTERS: DESIGN, INNOVATIONand DISCOVERY ((c) 2005), this incomparable volume is destined to remain the definitive reference on statistical quality for many years to come. Key features include: • Five separate Sections on (I) management issues, (II) experimental design, (III) sequential investigation for discovery, (IV) process control for monitoring and feedback adjustmentand (V) reduction of variation and design of robust products and processes • Edited by the guru himself, George E. P. Box • Superb subject index and reference listing for easy access • An additional key contribution from Stu Hunter foreword by (J. Stuart Hunter). Friends of George Box. My Professional Life.

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Author(s)Box G
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2014