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Illustration of Six Sigma Assistance on a Design Project

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Statistical methods such as Six Sigma are most effective when there is an appropriate blending of engineering theory, process and product knowledge, and statistical thinking methods. The design and development of a brake subsystem for a new product is used to illustrate the role of statistical methodologies in facilitating the design process by validating engineering theory and providing scientific, empirical feedback to the designers. The boundaries of the contributions that statistical methods can provide and the importance of engineering theory in product design are also discussed.

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  • Topics: Six Sigma, Design of Experiments, Engineering
  • Keywords: Simulations,Six Sigma,Design of experiments (DOE),Statistical design,Validation,Statistical Process Engineering (SPE)
  • Author: Bayle, Pierre; Farrington, Mike; Sharp, Brenner; Hild, Cheryl; Sanders, Doug
  • Journal: Quality Engineering