This how-to guide provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to use experimental designs, a vitally important family of statistical improvement tools. Experimenting for Breakthrough Improvement takes the mystery out of design of experiments in manufacturing environments. With this book you will be able to:
"Speak" the language of design of experiments
Properly plan an experiment
Conduct the most commonly used experimental designs
Analyze experimental results to find the power factors of your process Use experimental design results to optimize your processes
Classroom or Self-Study
Experimenting for Breakthrough Improvement can be used in a classroom setting or as a self-study guide. Sixteen chapters walk you through everything you need to know about conducting DOEs including:
Screening Experiments including Taguchi and Plackett-Burman Experiments
Fractional and Full Factorial Experiments
Response Surface Analysis
Exercises, Workshops, and Worksheets
Exercises and workshops are included throughout the training to reinforce what has been learned. Worksheets included at the end of the workbook make it easy to set up and conduct a DOE.
About The Authors
Michael R. Beauregard, PE, Director of Technology at Resource Engineering, has over 20 years of experience in engineering and plant management. His experience is in the development and application of innovative techniques for improving manufacturing operations. Mike was a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000.
Raymond J. Mikulak, PE, President of Resource Engineering, has more than 30 years of experience as a general manager. He has led multi-million dollar manufacturing businesses that serve the automotive and electronic industries. He specializes in developing and implementing innovative manufacturing strategies to increase productivity and improve quality.
Barbara A. Olson is the Operations Manager at the Molding Materials Division of Rogers Corporation. She has over 15 years of experience in applying DOE and other statistical techniques to improve processes in the chemical, plastics, electronics, and automotive industries.
All three authors are ASQ Certified Quality Engineers.
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