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Taguchis quality engineering handbook
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Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons ; 2005


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30000010074517 T156 T33 2005 Open Access Book

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"This book is a great demonstration of this powerful approach andhow it can make a meaningful difference in any type of business. Ittakes a dedicated engineering approach to implement, but thepayback in customer satisfaction and growth is dramatic."
--Lou Giuliano, chairman, president, and CEO, ITT Industries

No other single volume presents the full breadth of foundingbeliefs behind the successful engineering practices used by today'sleading companies. Helpful to companies in both manufacturing andservice industries, Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbookprovides accessible material on such topics as:
* Quality loss function
* On-line quality engineering
* Signal-to-noise ratio
* Robust engineering
* Design of experiments (known as the "Taguchi method")
* Mahalanobis-Taguchi Systems (MTS)
* and more.

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* AAP Awards for Excellence in Professional and ScholarlyPublishing, 2006

Author Notes

Genichi Taguchi, DSc, is Executive Director of the American Supplier Institute (ASI)
Subir Chowdhury, Deng, is Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group
The late Yuin Wu was executive director of ASI

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Choice Review

This review is written at the risk of being superfluous: one can find praise for Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook right at the beginning of the book, where several well-known authorities express their opinions--in fact, admiration. This reviewer totally concurs. It remains to praise and congratulate the authors and the publisher for their part in bringing out this great volume of more than 1,600 pages. This handbook will be a great resource in the area of quality engineering. It is in two sections, "Theory" and "Application (Case Studies)." The first section includes Taguchi's latest thinking, a history of quality engineering, quality loss function, signal-to-noise ratio, robust engineering, Mahalonobis-Taguchi System (MTS), software testing and application, on-line quality engineering, experimental regression, and design of experiments. Section 2 contains nearly 100 case studies from various parts of manufacturing. This reviewer wishes he had had this book while writing a book on experimental research. Anyone and everyone involved with manufacturing should read selected parts of this book; they will be wiser for doing so and they will have more confidence in facing problems that are and always will be in manufacturing. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. K. Srinagesh University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xxv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
About the Authorsp. xxxi
Section 1 Theory
Part I Genichi Taguchi's Latest Thinkingp. 3
Part II Quality Engineering: A Historical Perspectivep. 125
Part III Quality Loss Functionp. 169
Part IV Signal-to-Noise Ratiop. 221
Part V Robust Engineeringp. 311
Part VI Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS)p. 395
Part VII Software Testing and Applicationp. 423
Part VIII On-Line Quality Engineeringp. 435
Part IX Experimental Regressionp. 483
Part X Design of Experimentsp. 501
Section 2 Application (Case Studies)
Part I Robust Engineering: Chemical Applicationsp. 629
Part II Robust Engineering: Electrical Applicationsp. 715
Part III Robust Engineering: Mechanical Applicationsp. 793
Part IV Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS)p. 1169
Part V Software Testing and Applicationp. 1299
Part VI On-Line Quality Engineeringp. 1365
Part VII Miscellaneousp. 1399
Section 3 Taguchi's Methods Versus Other Quality Philosophies
A Orthogonal Arrays and Linear Graphs: Tools for Quality Engineeringp. 1525
B Equations for On-Line Process Controlp. 1598
C Orthogonal Arrays and Linear Graphs for Chapter 38p. 1602
Glossaryp. 1618
Bibliographyp. 1625
Indexp. 1629