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EGM-515 Design & Operations-Quality Practice
  • Instructor: David Carey Ph.D.
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  • Office: TBD
  • Office Hours: by appointment.

  • Textbook: Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, by Kai Yang, Basem S. EHaik √ IBSN: 0-071-412085

  • Lecture: Monday 6:30PM to 9:15PM

  • Course Description: Applicable quality techniques are presented within the context of research, new product development, plant operations, product support, and risk reduction. Students will learn how to articulate objectives, identify desired outcomes and establish suitable metrics for performance management.

  • Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled as a graduate student at Wilkes University (EE, ME, EGM, or Business). Students who have completed a four-year degree may enroll with the permission of the instructor.

  • Reading Assignments: Students are expected to read the relevant text book chapters and all handouts by the assigned class period.

  • Homework: The weekly problem sets represent by far the most important element of the course, and where you will learn the most. I encourage you to work on them in groups if you like; the problems will occasionally be difficult and may require more than one head! However, be convinced in the depths of your soul that letting others do the work for you will lead to disaster at test time. A good technique for many students is to try all the problems individually, then to get together with a friend or in a group for the tough ones. Many years of experience have shown that students who do not work the problems thoroughly do not really understand the material and perform poorly at test time. Reading the text is never sufficient! You are expected to do your homework assignments by their due dates and have them available in class.

  • Tests: Two required exams and a required final examination: You may bring calculators, notes and book.
  • Lectures: You are responsible for all material covered in the textbook and in lecture, including any announcements made or special handouts distributed in lecture. If you must be absent during a given lecture, check with a friend to make sure you know what was covered.

  • Lecture Schedule:
    1. Quality Concepts
    2. Six Sigma Fundamentals
    3. Value Stream Mapping
    4. Process Analysis with Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk
    5. Design for Six Sigma
    6. Design for Six Sigma Deployment
    7. Design for Six Sigma Project Algorithm
    8. DFSS Transfer Function and Scorecards
    9. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
    10. Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
    11. Design for X
    12. Failure Mode˙ãEffect Analysis
    13. Fundamentals of Experimental Design
    14. Taguchi Orthogonal Array Experiment
    15. Design Optimization: Taguchi Robust Parameter Design
    16. Tolerance Design
    17. Design Validation

  • Grading and Class Policies: The distribution of points is listed below:

    Individual Assignment 10%

    Two Mid-Term Exams (20%/ea.) 40%

    Project 30%

    Final Exam 20%

    Total 100%

  • Grading: Letter grades will be based on the following scale: 93% or higher 4.0; 92.9-87% 3.5; 87-80% 3.0; 79.9-74 2.5; 73.9-68% 2.0; 67.9-60% 1.5; 59.9-54% 1.0; 54-0% 0.0
  • Cheating and Plagiarism The policy concerning cheating on exams, and project: Copying another student or a source of information without giving appropriate credit is unacceptable. Students caught cheating on an exam will receive a grade of zero on the exam in their first cheating attempt in the course. The zero cannot be dropped in computing the final grade. Students caught cheating for the second time in the same course will receive a grade of ZERO irrespective of the prior performance. Cheating or copying other student or group report or a source of information without appropriate recognition will receive a zero grade irrespective of its quality. See the Undergraduate bulletin for additional information on plagiarism and copying the work of others.

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