Quality Through Design: Experimental Design, Off-line Quality Control, and Taguchi's Contributions

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Clarendon Press, 1994 - Social Science - 464 pages
This volume provides a clear exposition of the quality-control techniques that have contributed greatly to Japan's industrial success. Pioneered by Taguchi, these methods combine off-line product/process optimization and quality cost containment with appropriate statistical techniques for experimental design and analysis. In detailing the advantages of designing quality during both product development and process design stages, the book describes numerous new developments in areas such as variance estimation, tolerance design, data transformation, and response surface experimentation. Many worked examples and case histories appear throughout. Offering a rare source of information that brings together proven Japanese planning approaches with statistical theory, Quality Through Design is ideal for design engineers, quality technologists and managers, professional statisticians, and students.

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Fundamentals of data analysis
25
Designing experiments
90
Further design and analysis techniques
160
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H. P. Wynn, Professor, School of Mathematics, City University.

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