MIE364H1: Quality Control and Improvement


In manufacturing and service industries alike, quality is viewed as an important strategic tool for increasing competitiveness. Continuous quality improvement is a key factor leading to a company's success. With more emphasis on quality, the cost and the product cycle time are reduced and the communication between producer and customer is improved. The course focuses on the following topics: introduction to quality engineering, TQM, quality standards, supplier-producer relations and quality certification, costs of quality, statistical process control for long and short production runs, process capability analysis and acceptance sampling, quality certification, six sigma quality, quality improvement using designed experiments and an overview of the Taguchi Methods.

MIE236H1 or equivalent
53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)