Course outline and objective:
Customers are placing increased demands on companies for high quality, reliable products in right quantities, at the right time, at the right place, and providing the right functions for the right period of time. The increasing capabilities and functionality of many products are making it more difficult for manufacturers to maintain the quality and reliability
Traditionally, the organizations try to achieve these by designing the product / process through a goal post mentality with focus on permitted Tolerance and extensive testing. There is very limited or lack of efforts on optimization and total focus on exactly on target. All these result in to less than the desired quality level, high cost of quality, low profitability or a compromise with one or more of the requirements.
Design of Experiments are efficient strategies for optimizing a product/ process quality through identification of key variables and studying their effect on output quality using a minimum number of runs.
By understanding and using DOE, industrial practitioners (managers, engineers, scientists) will be able to optimize and bring consistency in product/ process quality.