It is proposed that the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the UK is likely to follow one of three paths: — it will be used and management will await the next impetus from the Japanese before developing the techniques; — there will be a reaction against the changes inherent in implementing SPC, such that systems deteriorate and perhaps fade all together; — Britain could take the lead and develop the way forward in the pursuit of ever increasing quality. This article considers changes in the thinking, philosophy and strategy of quality that will have to take place for Britain to lead the way forward.
Barrett, A.A. (1986), "The Way Forward from Statistical Process Control", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002859
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