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Reducing Process Costs with Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Engineering Techniques by Jon M. Quigley, Kim H. Pries

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Acknowledgment
We would like to acknowledge a number of people.
John Wyzalek, the acquisitions editor at Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, has been a
great help with the development, the encouragement, and the promotion of all books
we have written for them.
I (Jon) would like to thank those who have contributed to rening the content and
the quality of this book: John Bate, Barry Smith, Luis Correra, and Bill Klodaski to
name a few. I appreciate your help with the wire harness test xture and wire testing
tool discussions.
I would also like to thank Kim Pries; I learn much from our collaborations and I
appreciate the opportunity to work with you.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank my family: my wonderful wife, Nancy, and
my son, Jackson, is the best boy a daddy could have.
I would like to thank my wife, Janise Pries. She is the love of my life and the reason
I work such long hours to make a change in the world.
We would also like to thank the company A2Mac1 for providing graphics for the
teardowns in Chapter 10. A2Mac1 provides benchmarking services to the automotive
industry and others since 1998. They are a great resource to learn about a variety
of vehicle systems and other equipment. Through A2Mac1’s standardized processes
focused upon specic characteristics. The result is the breakdown of complete systems,
including weights, dimensions, 3D scanning, material composition that you nd in
Chapter 4, saving you time, money, and reducing risks due to cost.
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