International Journal of Quality Science: Volume 3 Issue 3


Managing Quality

Table of contents

Supplier involvement in design: a comparative survey of automotive suppliers in the USA, UK and Japan

Jeffrey K. Liker, Rajan R. Kamath, S. Nazli Wasti

This paper examines supplier involvement in design based on survey data from 145 Japanese, 189 US and 87 UK automotive component suppliers. First, cross‐national…

Neural network procedures for experimental analysis with censored data

Chao‐Ton Su, Chia‐Li Miao

Owing to some uncontrollable factors, only a portion of an experiment can be completed. Such incomplete data are generally referred to as censored data. Conventional…

The use of experimental design in the development of new products

Marit Risberg Ellekjær, Søren Bisgaard

Experimental design methods are tools for conducting informative, time‐ and cost‐effective experiments. Used during product development, these methods can contribute to…

An evaluation of quality culture problems in UK companies

Dotun Adebanjo, Dennis Kehoe

Although cultural change is recognised as important to total quality improvement, many manufacturing companies fail to achieve the level of change desired. One primary…

Deming’s red bead experiment and mechanical sampling

Phillip M. Edwards

The red bead experiment (RBE) is very well‐known in total quality management. It was designed by Dr W.E. Deming to show managers several lessons in management and…



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