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Facilitating the use of statistical methods in small and medium sized enterprises
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7106-9644
1997 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today’s small and medium sized enterprizes (SME) are facing an increasing compe¬tition on the national and international market. To meet this competition, a continuous work with quality improvement and statistical methods constitutes a central activity that should be implemented. This has to be done in an environment often characterized by limited resources available, high work-load and by a work force where few, if any, employees are familiar with statistics. In this paper, questionnaires covering hundreds of SME are presented that support the assumption of poor utilization of statistical methods in manufacturing applications. In addition, two case companies are analyzed as a case-study and suggestions to increase the industrial use of statistical methods are presented. Several examples of collaboration between companies and universities are described. The use of company networks, facilitators, long-term training programs and computer aid are examples of activities identified as critical in a successful implementation strategy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997.
Keywords [en]
Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics
Keywords [sv]
Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
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Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31285Local ID: 56c96c97-489b-4c0f-b420-2198ac248e35OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31285DiVA, id: diva2:1004518
Conference
Congress of the European Organization for Quality : Quality - A critical factor in the past, present and future 16/06/1997 - 19/06/1997
Note
Godkänd; 1997; 20120817 (rickg)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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