A relatively small manufacturer of computer memory disks has achieved a major market position through the use of its statistical quality control (SQC) program. It is now expanding the production of a new line of disks and is encountering problems getting the process yield to improve as rapidly as it has with previous products. Invites the student to grapple with such issues as: 1) What can the plant manager do to eliminate the apparent "stickiness" in the yield? 2) What changes should be made in the way the SQC program is managed? and 3) Is an SQC program ultimately viable in an industry which is changing (products and processes) so rapidly?
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