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Advances in Design of Experiments for Manufacturing Defect Reduction

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Design of Experiments (DOE) is the most powerful tool a manufacturer can bring to new product development and manufacturing defect reduction at their organization.   Yet, most manufacturing facilities are still stuck in the “one variable at a time” or “hunt and peck” modes of manufacturing defect reduction.  Unlike other process improvements, DOE is especially swift and productive as it commonly does not require additional capital expenditures, but instead, simply adjusting the settings of the current process equipment.  This presentation will provide a detailed review of advances in the types of experiments available to manufacturers and when to use each design.  We will then demonstrate the application of Fractional Factorial, Definitive Screening, Central Composite and Optimal designs through success stories of each type of DOE.   Join us to learn how Ford Motor Company, Bobcat, St Jude’s Medical, Starbucks, Corning Inc., Hasbro and more used design of experiments to improve their manufacturing processes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the differences in focus and application of Response Surface, Screening, Factorial and Optimal experiment designs in manufacturing.
  • Apply the right experiment design to different manufacturing defect reduction situations.
  • Learn the tips and tricks to implementing designed experiments in a manufacturing environment.