Strategies and Techniques for Quality and Flexibility

  • Miryam Barad

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miryam Barad
      Pages 3-4
    3. Miryam Barad
      Pages 5-29
    4. Miryam Barad
      Pages 31-57
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Miryam Barad
      Pages 61-79
    3. Miryam Barad
      Pages 81-99
    4. Miryam Barad
      Pages 101-121

About this book


This book presents strategic perspectives on quality and flexibility, as well as quantitative tools for assessing their implementation in a range of systems. It introduces readers to the global changes in the relative importance of quality strategies and flexibility strategies over the past 30 to 40 years. In addition, it presents detailed examples of how multi-purpose techniques such as design of experiments, petri nets and quality function deployment can be applied to evaluate quality and flexibility in the design, planning and operation of various systems. 

Uniquely, the book combines strategies and quantitative research tools in a single volume. It also includes many examples that are accessible to readers from different disciplines, and familiarizes readers with techniques that can facilitate their current and future research – making it a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and advanced students alike.


Quality control Flexibility control Design of Experiments Petri Nets Quality Function Deployment Enterprise flexibility Quality strategies Flexibility strategies

Authors and affiliations

  • Miryam Barad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering, The Iby and Aladar Fleishman Faculty of EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68399-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68400-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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