Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2007
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Engineers and Management as well as Quality Champions, learn how to apply the Taguchi experimental design technique. Attend our workshop on Product and Process Design Improvement Using The Taguchi Approach (2.4 CEU).

This 4-day skill-building seminar with application workshop teaches you how to guide your project team with the proven skills to tackle the problems on production floor as well as build quality into your products. This seminar helps you acquire application skills necessary for design optimization under Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) disciplines. "A great process improvement tool for your production optimization management team!"

Attendee will receive over 250 pages of workshop handouts, a free single user copy of Qualitek-4 DOE software ($1,996 value) and "Design of Experiments Using the Taguchi Approach: 16 Steps to Product and Process Improvement" by Ranjit Roy text (text book, list price $130) and a certificate of completion (2.4 CEU).

This 4-day seminar will prepare you for immediate application of the Taguchi technique to your projects. Basic steps of experiment designs using the Taguchi orthogonal arrays will be discussed in detail. You will understand how improvement in consistency is measured in statistical terms and how experiments can be designed to improve it. The Taguchi Robust Design strategy, which deals with treatment of the uncontrollable factors and how to make the performance insensitive to the influence of the uncontrollable factors by controlling those factors that can be controlled, will also be covered in this course.

Major emphasis will be placed on how to apply the method. Practical application steps, including brainstorming, team approach, and consensus decisions, are demonstrated through example project applications. Discussions of theory and mathematical treatments are kept to a minimum. Concepts covered in class lectures are practiced and tested using numerous class exercises. A large number of review questions in the reference handout provides opportunities to test what is learned in the class. Reviews of advance techniques and analysis of experimental results are covered during the last two days of the sessions. The participants are encouraged to attend as a team and bring their own projects to the class.

"Dr. Roy has a good way of explaining difficult materials clearly with simple examples and analogies." - Stephen Christanto, Sara Lee, Saint Luis, MO.

"The program is very informative and the instructor provided good examples to help us understand ideas by explaining it different ways." - Scott Oldani, Belleville Shoe Manufacturing Co. Belleville, IL.

"The instructor is very knowledgeable and makes use of simpler examples to clarify finer concepts of the technique. I hope to use the technique for trouble shooting and problem investigation. " - Solvey Advance Polymers, Apharetta, GA.

"I have an immediate need to apply the technique to my projects, and this seminar helped me learn how to apply right it away." - Amir Jiwani, Application Engineer, Industrial Tools Inc., Oxnard, CA.

"The structured discussions in experiment planning will be most helpful to my activities. Also the ability to translate improvement into dollars using the Loss Function is something very attractive." - Barbara Schiller, Eagle Ottawa, Rochester Hills, MI.

"I’m very glad I participated in this class. I’m surprised why my company has not been using this technique" - Melinda Dennis, Six Sigma Black Belt, Recticel Interiors of North America, Clarkston, MI.

Attendees learn hands-on, how to accomplish design and analysis tasks using Qualitek-4 DOE software. All attendees are requested to bring their own laptop computer for the class.

Why should you consider our workshop? Attendees to this session learn hands-on, how to apply the Taguchi experimental technique. 80% of class discussions deal with applications. Attendees learn how to apply the technique immediately to :

Optimize product/process designs
Lay out efficient validation test plan
Resolve technical & production problems cost effectively
Build robust products, processes, recipes & formulations
Other project management and production optimization management responsibilities
This course offer information your people will actually use out on the shop floor. Great for Train the Trainer program too, register your champion.

Instructor Bio:

This project management seminar / application workshop is led by Ranjit K. Roy, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, President of Nutek, Inc. Dr. Roy specializes in the Taguchi approach to quality improvement. He is also the author of two leading textbooks on Taguchi application (located in SME.org bookstore too), and the Qualitek-4 software used in the workshop. Dr. Roy has achieved international recognition as a consultant and trainer for his down-to-earth teaching style of the Taguchi experimental design technique, project management, and several other quality engineering topics. Dr. Roy completed graduate studies at the University of Missouri, Rolla, MO. and is a fellow of the American Society of Quality.


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