Zhan completes book, “Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools for Engineers and Engineering Managers”

WEI-ZHAN_FALL-2015Dr. Wei Zhan, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently completed the book, Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools for Engineers and Engineering Managers.

This book is co-authored with Dr. Xuru Ding, who is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at General Motors. The book is intended to be a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students in engineering, and mid-career engineering professionals. It can also be a reference book, or be used to prepare for the Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt certifications by organizations such as the American Society for Quality. The book focuses on the introduction of the basic concepts, processes, and tools used in Lean Six Sigma. A unique feature of this book is the detailed discussion on Design for Six Sigma aided by computer modeling and simulation. The authors present several sample projects in which Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma were used to solve engineering problems or improve processes based on their own research and development experiences in engineering design and analysis.

The book is currently in production and will be available for purchase in December. More information may be found here.

Zhan is the program coordinator for the Electronic System Engineering Technology program. He has taught classes and led research focused in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, controls and optimization at Texas A&M since 2006. He also offers a continued education workshop in Lean Six Sigma.