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Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) Mastering your Process

Continual Improvement

Automotive Quality Core Tools

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$649 per person

Course Description

In today’s world of manufacturing, organizations are constantly faced with the continual improvement of their key processes.  Process knowledge and experience play critical roles in the continual improvement of a process. However, Design of Experiments (DOE) can be used to move the understanding of your processes to the next level.  Process owners can better understand which characteristics are important and how much they actually affect your processes. This can lead to improvements in existing processes and faster, more efficient development of new processes.  This Introduction to Design of Experiments class teaches the attendees how to gain information about your processes by using simplified Design of Experiments.  This class introduces the use of plots, graphs, and simple calculations (without the emphasis on statistics) to understand the variables that effect and control your processes.  Screening experiments using Full and Fractional Factorial experiments are the focus of this class.  Process capability and process control are also reviewed so the attendee has an understanding of a process that is in the state of statistical control.

Course Objectives

  • Reviews of Problem Solving Tools & Understanding Process Capability
  • Using Factorial Experiments
  • Plotting and analyzing Main and Interaction Effects
  • Using Normal Probability Charts to establish significant factors
  • Using Fractional Factorial Experiments
  • Blocking & Design Resolution of Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Tables
  • Introduction to Statistical Software (Minitab, Statgraphics, etc.)

Course Outline

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers & Technicians who is responsible for the performance of key processes
  • Professionals or analysts that are responsible for testing or experimenting on systems or processes
  • Engineers who have responsibilities in developing new processes or improving existing production or manufacturing processes
  • Automotive suppliers who need a basic understanding of DOE to satisfy industry requirements