Statistical process control Research

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Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

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Manufacturing Excellence 
Assisting industries, with a focus on statistical process control, lean manufacturing, and real-time process modeling.


Recent Publications

Strategies for continuous improvement and improved competitiveness for the sustainable bio-based industries.  Metzner C.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

SPC Handbook for the Treated Wood Industries.  Young, T. M., P. K. Lebow, S. Lebow, and A. M. Taylor.  2018.  UTIA Extension Publication. [Abstract]

Statistical process control for residential wood.  Young, T. M., P. K. Lebow, and S. Lebow.  2017.  American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) Conference, Vol. 113: 234-244 Birmingham, AL.

Reducing variation, the role of statistical process control in advancing product quality.  Young, T. M.  2008.  Engineered Wood Association. 11(2):41-42.

Continuous Improvement using statistical process control in the forest products industry .  Young, T. M.  2008.  Fifth Edition. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 321p. Precursor for a potential textbook.

Applications of real-time statistical process control and other statistical methods for improved lumber drying quality.  Young, T. M., and B. H. Bond.  2008.  Proc. Quality Drying for the 21st Century: Energy and Market Realities, Bellingham, WA. November 15-17, 2006. Forest Products Society. Madison, WI. p. 123-130.

Real-Time Statistical Process Control and Components of Variance Systems for Reducing Lumber Thickness Variation in Hardwood Sawmills Young, T. M., and A.M. Taylor.  2007.  International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing, September 242526, 2007 Quebec City, Canada. Pages 171-180. Proceedings available on-line at.

Implementation of a Real-Time Statistical Process Control System in Hardwood Sawmills.  Young, T. M., B.H. Bond, and J. Wiedenbeck.  2007.  Forest Products Journal. 57(9): 54-62.