New Decision-Making Tools for Managers: Mathematical Programing as an Aid in the Solving of Business Problems

By Edward C. Bursk; John F. Chapman | Go to book overview

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QUALITY CONTROL

THEODORE H. BROWN

Statistical quality control or, more simply, quality control has been called the greatest advance in manufacturing during the last quarter century. Whatever may be the truth of this opinion, the fact is that many progressive companies such as Sheaffer Pen, Gillette Safety Razor, International Harvester, Ford Motor, and General Electric, have installed quality control methods and are firm in the belief that their use secures better products, reduced costs, and improved worker relations. Such prospects always stir the interest of the business administrator and lead him to seek reasons for their success.

The search for controlling ideas in any given situation necessarily leads to questions about the underlying philosophies which are present. In the case of quality control these are largely mathematical and technical in character; consequently the resulting procedures may not be so well understood--and hence not so well or wisely used--as they might be. Only when an administrator really understands the basic reasons why any method, or series of methods, secures the results it does will he apply it effectively, if at all.

Accordingly, it is the purpose of this paper to examine some of

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • General 1
  • Mathematical Programing: - Better Information for Better Decision Making 30
  • 3 - How to Plan and Control With Pert 95
  • Appendixes 114
  • 4 - Meaningful Costs For Management Action 119
  • 5 - Econometrics for Management 139
  • Finance 165
  • 7 - Mathematical Models In Capital Budgeting 186
  • Marketing 224
  • 9 - Marketing Costs And Mathematical Programing 247
  • 10 - Tests for Test Marketing Benjamin Lipstein 266
  • 11 - Less Risk in Inventory Estimates 273
  • Product Strategy 294
  • 13 - Strategies for Diversification 309
  • 14 - Selecting Profitable Products 334
  • Production 349
  • 16 - The Statistically Designed Experiment 365
  • 17 - Quality Control 379
  • List of Contributors 403
  • Index 405
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