DoE / Taguchi





The Taguchi Approach

The Taguchi approach actually covers a lot more than applying designed experiments in industry, and is in fact a complete structure which attempts to ensure that products and processes are designed to be (i) as close to their specified operating point as possible and (ii) robust to external non-controllable factors which could affect the operating point.

The particular experimental designs, and corresponding analysis tools, used by Taghuchi have certain weaknesses and have often been heavily criticised (although the general philosophy is accepted as being important).

Our web site will contain further information on the Taguchi approach to industrial experimentation in the future, including white papers on how it relates to DoE.