Managing Six Sigma a practical guide to understanding, assessing, and implementing the strategy that yields bottom line success by Forrest W. Breyfogle

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Published by John Wiley in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Quality control -- Statistical methods,
  • Production management -- Statistical methods

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-262) and index

Book details

StatementForrest W. Breyfogle III, James M. Cupello, Becki Meadows
ContributionsCupello, James M, Meadows, Becki
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTS156 .B755 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18113654M
ISBN 100471396737
LC Control Number00043301

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