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A protocol for implementing statistical process control in the treated wood industry

Author(s):

Timothy M. Young
Adam Taylor

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

In: McCown, C.; Branton, K., eds. Proceedings, 114th annual meeting of the American wood protection association. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association: 68-79.

Description

Statistical process control (SPC) is an important strategy for manufacturing organizations seeking improved profitability in highly competitive businesses such as the treated wood industry. SPC is a well-established methodology that focuses on reducing variation of key process parameters. Such variation reduction can result in lower manufacturing costs, improved product quality, and enhanced environmental stewardship. This paper outlines a protocol for establishing SPC for the treated-wood industry.

Citation

Young, Timothy M.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Kirker, Grant T.; Taylor, Adam. 2018. A protocol for implementing statistical process control in the treated wood industry. In: McCown, C.; Branton, K., eds. Proceedings, 114th annual meeting of the American wood protection association. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association: 68-79.

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