Quality through design: experimental design, off-line quality control, and Taguchi's contributions

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Oxford University Press, USA, 1994 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
From a review by P. D. T. O'Connor in the Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering: 'The authors clearly state their objectives, to explain the Taguchi methods, describing their advantages and disadvantages, and to describe extensions to the ideas, such as the use of simulations drivenby computer aided design, and response surface and other optimization methods. They seek to make friends among engineers whilst pleading for mercy from statisticians. In fact they do rather more, since the book covers the general principles of experimental design in some detail, thereby settingTaguchi's contribution in context. The result is a very good book, the best so far on the Taguchi phenomenon.'This important and acclaimed text is not available in paperback. This book describes the theoretical background to the techniques of experimental design and quality control that are now ssen of fundamental importance in the engineering and and process industries. The approach is two-fold; firstthe authors emphasise the importance of examples - mostly from the engineering industry - to illustrate the principles of Taguchi's methods. Secondly, they draw on methods available in statistics which together with the special Taguchi methodology and philosophy should form the backbone of apost-Taguchi methodology in off-line quality improvements.This paperback edition will be welcomed by the many students and teachers on undergraduate and graduate courses in design of experiments and quality control.

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Introduction
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Fundamentals of data analysis
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Designing experiments
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