Thoroughly revised and updated, this widely acclaimed reference/text is both an ideal teaching source and a succinct working manual for organizing effective quality-reliability programs in any industrial plant. Its purpose is to achieve practicality within a framework of prevailing technology. Provides cost-effective statistical methods and procedures. Includes sampling plans, control charts, and special information on tolerance build-up, randomization, and process improvement through planned experimentation. Includes review questions, problems, and minicases.