Understanding Taguchi Methods - Part 1

 

Tony Brown

Seminar Title: Understanding Taguchi Methods - Part 1


Length: 40 hours

Format: ten 4-hour sessions, meeting once a week over ten weeks, presented as an in-person event

Maximum Class Size: 25 attendees

Presented by: Bill Bellows (contact info below)

Registration Fee: there is NO fee to attend

Prerequisites: attend Enterprise Thinking within the past 12 to 14 months

Description: Taguchi Methods represent a collection of techniques used for achieving more robust (higher quality) product or process designs. Topics presented in this training include the evaluation, improvement and maintenance of robust designs; the economics of robust quality; the role of the parameter design in Taguchi Methods and various applications of the described thinking. The seminar will demonstrate how Taguchi Methods serves as a significant resource management strategy and technique in support of Enterprise Thinking.

Target Audience: Anyone supporting continuous process improvement activity related to the design of products (new or existing) or their manufacturing processes. The targeted participants include individuals or teams involved in product design, engineering analysis and test, process design, production support, quality control and R&D or program management.

Organization Issues: At the completion of the seminar, participants should have a deep appreciation of the philosophy, strategy, and terminology of designing for robustness and the ability to identify opportunities for robust design. They should be able to characterize engineered systems in terms of their intended functions, quality issues, components, as well as control and noise factors. They should also be able to develop and analyze a parameter design test plan so that they can support parameter design studies to systemically improve product, process and or technology robustness.

Objectives: At the completion of the seminar, participants should have knowledge of the philosophy strategy and terminology of Taguchi Methods and the ability to distinguish different paradigms for InThinking and Enterprise Thinking, identify opportunities for robust design, and characterize engineered systems in terms of their intended functions, quality issues, components, control and noise factors so that they can support improvement of product, process and or technology objectives.

Contact: Bill can be reached by e-mail at william.bellows@pwr.utc.com for additional information about this seminar.