Master Black Belt Certification MBB

References for the Master Black Belt (MBB) Certification


These references support the topic areas in the CMBB Body of Knowledge. They are used to write and review the questions in the test question pool. To determine which references you need, review the CMBB Body of Knowledge. Determine which topic areas you need to study further. Then review this reference list to identify those that support your needs.

Note: ASQE Certification Council does not endorse any one particular reference source.

  • Abernathy, Robert B., The New Weibull Handbook, 5th ed., Reliability and Statistical Analysis for Predicting Life, Safety, Supportability, Risk, Cost and Warranty Claims, Houston, TX: Dr Robert Abernathy, 2006. ISBN 0965306232
  • Besterfield, Dale H., Quality Control, 8th ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 0135000955
  • Bethea, et al. Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, 3rd ed., New York: Marcel Dekker, 1995. ISBN 0824793358
  • Bossert, James L., Supplier Management Handbook, 6th ed., Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 2004.
  • Box, George E.P., J Stuart Hunter, and William G Hunter, Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery, 2nd ed, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, 2005. ISBN: 0471718130
  • Breyfogle, Forrest, Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, 2nd ed., Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2003.
  • Breyfogle, Forrest, Integrated Enterprise Excellence: Improvement Project Execution : a management and black belt guide for going beyond lean six sigma and the balanced scorecard. Austin, TX : Bridgeway Books, 2008.  ISBN: 9781934454169
  • Breyfogle, Forrest, Integrated Enterprise Excellence: A Leader’s Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard.  Austin, TX: Bridgeway Books, 2008. ISBN: 97819334454152
  • Cavanagh, Roland R., Robert P. Neuman, and Peter S. Pande, The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  • Conover, W. J., Practical Nonparametric Statistics 3rd ed., New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999. ISBN 0471160687
  • Creveling, Clyde. M., Tolerance Design: A Handbook for Developing Optimal Specifications, Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN 0201634732
  • Campanella, Jack, editor Principles of Quality Costs: Principles, Implementation, and Use,3rd ed., ASQ Quality Costs Committee, Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 1999.
  • Eckes, George, Making Six Sigma Last: Managing the Balance between Cultural and Technical Change. Wiley and sons Inc, Canada, 2001.
  • Eckes, George, Six Sigma Team Dynamics: The Elusive Key to Project Success, New Jersey: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003. ISBN 0471222771
  • Evans, James R., and William M. Lindsay, Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence, 7th ed., Mason, OH: Thomson-Southwestern College Pub, 2008. ISBN 0324382278
  • Goetsch, David L. and Stanley B. Davis, Quality Management: Introduction to Total Quality Management for Production, Processing, and Services, 5th ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN 0131189298 
  • George, Michael L., Lean Six Sigma for Service: How to Use Lean Speed and Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0071418210
  • Gibbons, Jean, Nonparametric Methods for Quantitative Analysis 3rd ed., Columbus, OH: American Sciences Press, 1997. ISBN 0935950370
  • Grant, Eugene L., and Richard S. Leavenworth, Statistical Quality Control, 7th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill Co. Inc., 1996. ISBN: 0071142487
  • Greif, Michel, The Visual Factory: Building Participation Through Shared Information, Cambridge, Mass: Productivity Press, 1991. ISBN 0915299674
  • Gryna, Frank M., Richard C.H. Chua, and Joseph A. DeFeo, Juran’s Quality Planning and Analysis for Enterprise Quality, 5th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • Harry, Mikel, and Rich Schroeder, Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations, New York: Doubleday, 2000. ISBN 0385494378
  • Hutton, David W., The Change Agent’s Handbook: A Survival Guide for Quality Improvement Champions, Milwaukee, WI: ASQC Quality Press, 1994.
  • Imai, Masaaki, Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success, New York: Random House Business Division, 1986. ISBN 0394551869
  • Johnson, Richard A., and Dean W. Wichern, Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 6th ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN 0131877151
  • Jordan, James and Frederick Michel, The Lean Company: Making the Right Choices, Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2001. ISBN 0872635236
  • Juran, J.M., and Joseph DeFeo, Juran’s Quality Handbook, 6th ed., New York, McGraw-Hill, 2010.
  • Kubiak, T.M., The Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: ASQ Quality Press, 2012.
  • Lander, Guy, What is Sarbanes-Oxley?, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0071437967
  • Montgomery, Douglas C., Design & Analysis of Experiments, 7th ed., New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2008. ISBN
  • Naumann, Earl, and Steven Hoisington, Customer Centered Six Sigma: Linking Customers, Process Improvement, and Financial Results, Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 2001.
  • Nicholas, John, Competitive Manufacturing Management: Continuous Improvement, Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 1999. ISBN 0256217270
  • Phadke, Madhav S., Quality Engineering Using Robust Design, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1989. ISBN 0137451679
  • Pyzdek, Thomas, The Certified Six Sigma Handbook, 3rd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2018.
  • Pyzdek, Thomas, & Paul Keller, The Six Sigma Handbook, 6th ed. A Complete Guide for Green Belts, Black Belts, and Managers at All Levels. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2021
  • Pyzdek, Thomas, Quality Engineering Handbook, 2nd ed., CRC Press, 2003. ISBN 9780824746148
  • Rath and Strong, Six Sigma Pocket Guide, Lexington, MA: Rath and Strong, 2000. ISBN 0970507909
  • Scholtes, Peter R., Brian L. Joiner, and Barbara J. Streibel, The Team Handbook, 3rd ed., Oreil Inc., 2003.
  • Shingo, Shigeo, A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System, Stamford, Conn: Productivity Press, 1985. ISBN 0915299038
  • Shingo, Shigeo, A Quick Changeover for Operators: The SMED System, Portland, OR: The Press, 1996. ISBN 1563271257
  • Silvestrini, Sara T., Burke, Sarah E., The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook, Milwaukee, WI ASQ Quality Press 2017
  • Snedecor, George W., William G. Cochran, Statistical Methods, 8th ed., Ames, IW: Iowa State University Press, 1989. ISBN 0813815614
  • Snee, Ron D., and Hoeri  W. Roger, Leading Six-Sigma: A Step-by- Step Guide Based on Experience with GE and other Six Sigma Companies. Prentice Hall 2003.
  • Stamatis, D. H., Failure Mode and Effect Analysis: FMEA from Theory to Execution, 2nd ed., Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 2003.
  • Takahashi, Yoshikazu, and Takashi Osada, TPM: Total Productive Maintenance, White Plains, NY: Asian Productivity Assoc., 1984. ISBN 9283311094
  • Womack, James, and Daniel T Jones, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated, New York: Free Press, 2003. ISBN 0743249275
  • Watson, Gregory, Six Sigma for Business Leaders: A Guide to Implementation. GOAL/QPC 2004.
  • Yang, Kai, Design for Six Sigma for Service (Six Sigma Operational Methods), 2nd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN 0071445552

ASQ books are available from ASQ Quality Press.

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