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New Books from the American Society for Quality

March 11, 2013 by Reader's Connection

asqThanks to the American Society for Quality, Indianapolis Section 903, the following quality book titles are now available at the Indianapolis Public Library. This is the 22nd consecutive year Section 903 has generously donated to the Library.

Thanks to Betty Tomeo at Central Library for sending this list of titles, authors and Dewey call numbers.

Achieving a Safe and Reliable Product: A Guide to Liability Prevention
E.F. “Bud” Gookins
2012
D346.038 GOO
This high-level guide discusses how critical it is to develop a product liability prevention system. The steps needed to establish an effective product safety plan are presented.

 

Advancing the STEM Agenda: Quality Improvement Supports STEM
Cindy P. Veenstra, Fernando F. Padro & Julie A. Furst-Bowe, editors
2012
507.1 ADV
This publication is a selection of papers and workshops from the first Advancing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in July 2011 by the ASQ Education Division.

 

Auditing Beyond Compliance: Using the Portable Universal Quality Lean Audit ModelAuditing Beyond Compliance: Using the Portable Universal Quality Lean Audit Model
Janet Bautista-Smith
2012
657.45 BAU
This portable audit model allows for easy connection and interchangeability of the multiple standards even under rapid system changes typical of current-day operations. Simple models are used to integrate lean methodology.

 

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook, 2nd edThe Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook/ASQ Biomedical Division, 2nd ed.
2013
610.28 BIO 2013
The biomedical professional who wants to execute better audits for medical devices and acquire knowledge of biomedical technical areas and regulatory requirements will find this to be a valuable reference.

 

Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of ConstraintsBuilding Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints
Mandyam Srinivasan
2011
658.7 SRI
Discover how these two theories (TOC and lean) complement and reinforce each other to create a smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain.

 

The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook, 2nd ed
2012
H. Fred Walker, Almad K. Elshennawy, Bhisham C. Gupta, & Mary McShane-Vaughn
658.562 CER 2013
This book can be used as a ready reference or as a study aid. Quality inspectors will appreciate that the examples and problems used throughout are thoroughly explained, algebra-based, and drawn from “real-world” situations.

 

The Certified Quality Technician Handbook, 2nd ed.
2012
H. Fred Walker, Donald W. Benbow, & Almad K. Elshennawy
657.562 WAL 2013
This excellent source, written in a conversational tone, helps readers prepare for the Certified Quality Technician exam. The included CD-ROM contains a CQT sample exam.

 

Development of FDA-Regulated Medical Products: A Translational Approach, 2nd ed.Development of FDA-Regulated Medical Products: A Translational Approach, 2nd ed.
Elaine Whitmore
2012
615.9 WHI 2012
The previous edition of this book was titled Product Development Planning for Health Care Products Regulated by the FDA (published in 1997). Subjects such as clinical outcomes, human factors, and marketing objections that have grown to be more critical are given special attention in this new edition. The Food and Drug Administration’s Modernization Act (FDAMA) is also covered.

 

Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous ImprovementsHealthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements
Mark Graban and Joseph E. Swartz
2012
362.1 GRA
“The continuous search for opportunities for all processes to get better” is the focus of this book directed at healthcare professionals and organizations.

 

How to Audit the Process-Based QMS, 2nd ed.How to Audit the Process-Based QMS, 2nd ed.
Denis R. Arter, Charles A. Cianfrani and John E. “Jack” West
2012
657.458 ART 2013
This is a guide to managing and conducting audits to ISO 9001: 2008. It can be used to establish a new audit program or to revitalize one that is already operational.

 

Improving Business Performance with LeanImproving Business Performance with Lean
James R. Bradley
2012
658.5 BRA
This engaging text gives a short, nontechnical, understandable introduction to the essential concepts and tools used in lean.

 

Insightful Quality: Beyond Continuous ImprovementInsightful Quality: Beyond Continuous Improvement
Victor Sower & Frank Fair
2012
658.401 SOW
Leaders and managers are challenged to adopt new ways of thinking to increase organizational creativity. What works for one organization might not work well for another.

 

Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Simple Steps to Fast, Affordable, Flawless HealthcareLean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Simple Steps to Fast, Affordable, Flawless Healthcare
Jay Arthur
2011
362.11068 ART
Learn how to rapidly improve hospital operations and quality of care by using proven Lean Six Sigma methods and tools.

 

Practical Reliability Engineering, 5th edPractical Reliability Engineering, 5th ed
Patrick D. T. O’Connor & Andre Kleyner
2012
620.00452 OCO 2012
Through its progressive editions, this worldwide bestseller has gained recognition as the essential reliability textbook. Emphasis is place on the practical aspects of engineering.

 

Product Safety Excellence: The Seven Elements Essential for Product Liability PreventionProduct Safety Excellence: The Seven Elements Essential for Product Liability Prevention
Timothy A. Pine
2012
363.19 PIN
Managers and technical personnel responsible for eliminating product safety problems will find this a valuable read. Practicing the seven vital elements defined here results in product liability prevention, product quality improvement, and higher levels of consumer trust and loyalty.

 

Quality Risk Management in the FDA-Regulated IndustryQuality Risk Management in the FDA-Regulated Industry
José Rodríguez-Pérez
2012
615.1068 ROD
This book will assist medical and food product manufacturers with the integration of a risk management system into their existing quality management systems. Practical explanations, examples, methodologies, and tools widely used during risk management processes are presented.

 

Rapid Realignment: How to Quickly Integrate People, Processes and Strategy for Unbeatable PerformanceRapid Realignment: How to Quickly Integrate People, Processes and Strategy for Unbeatable Performance
George Labowitz & Victor Rosansky
2012
658.4063 LAB
Learn how to continually realign your business in the face of rapidly accelerating technological, competitive, and social change.

 

Six Sigma Green Belt, Round 2: Making Your Next Project Better than the Last OneSix Sigma Green Belt, Round 2: Making Your Next Project Better than the Last One
Tracy L. Owens
2011
658.4013 OWE
The nine most critical elements of a project have been identified by this author. With a little coaching, even non-Green Belts will find this guide usable.

 

There is Another Way! Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality Classroom, 2nd ed
Margaret A. Byrnes & Jeanne C. Baxter
2012
371.2 BYR 2012
Classroom teachers are given activities to help them get started and adapt Baldrige processes and tools to their specific work. This work has been praised as the most concise presentation to date of the connection between the Baldrige framework and total quality in the field of education.

 

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project ResultsThe 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results
Adil F. Dalal
2011
658.404 DAL
Reach the heights of project leadership by following the groundbreaking techniques and tools provided by this book. Project culture analysis and the “science of simplicity” are among the novel solutions and breakthrough concepts discussed.

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