Robust Engineering: Learn How to Boost Quality While Reducing Costs & Time to Market / Edition 1

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"Robust Engineering produces parts that avoid failure." - John F. Elter, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Office Products Division, Xerox Corporation.

"Toyota had incorporated Robust Engineering into its product development processes and it has become the daily norm for Toyota engineers." - Kenzo Euno, President, Ueno Design Institute, Japan.

"Through the use of Tagushi's Robust Engineering approach at ITT Industries, our products truly are 'Engineered for Life.'" - Richard s. Ullman, Vice President, ITT Defense & Electronics.

Robust Engineering using Taguchi Methods is not some mysterious Eastern way. It's a clockwork-simple program for creating outstanding new products. Xerox used Robust Engineering to prestidigitate its high-end digital office imaging system three years faster than its less complicated predecessor. Xerox's new DC265 has already grabbed a 70% market share.

This amazing casebook is your chance to see other examples of Robust Engineering at work. Sit in at Ford and Nissan...easvesdrop at NASA, Xerox, 3M, Minolta...and answer your invitation from ITT, Goldstar, Sampo Kaguki, and Fumakilla. You'll see Robust Engineering used to: Anticipate customer cravings; Glide through design stages error-free; Spot design flaws before prototype; Eliminate manufacturing defects; Prevent high prices - and other things customers don't want; And bring out better products faster. Plus, here's your chance to learn what not to do by watching business giants stumble, as they complicate what should be a simple process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071347822
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/18/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 241
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Genichi Taguchi (Japan) is executive Director of American Supplier Institute and President of Ohken Associates in Japan. He developed the Taguchi Method. He is a 3-time recipient of the Deming Prize.

Subir Chowdhury (Livonia, MI) is a VP of American Supplier Institute. He is the recipient of the Henry Ford II Awarded for Excellence, and co-authored QS-9000 Pioneers: Register Companies Share Their Strategies for Success.

Shin Taguchi (Livonia, MI) is President of American Supplier Institute and the foremost consultant on the Taguchi Method in the U.S. He has consulted on more than 500 projects, and since 1993, has participated in over 80 pure robust design cases at Ford Motor Co.

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Table of Contents


Chapter One: Introduction to Robust Engineering Methodology.

Chapter Two: Robust Engineering Implementation Formula.

Chapter Three: Robust: Engineering Process Formula.

Chapter Four: CDI/3M Health Care.

Chapter Five: California Institute of Technology - jet Propulsion Lab, NASA and....

Chapter Six: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Seven: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Eight: Ford Motor Company.

Chapter Nine: Fumakilla, Ltd.

Chapter Ten: Goldstar Cp., Ltd.

Chapter Eleven: ITT Aerospace/Communications Division.

Chapter Twelve: ITT Avionics Division.

Chapter Thirteen: ITT Industries - Aerospace/Communications Division and Phadke Associates, Inc.

Chapter Fourteen: ITT Night Vision and ITT Defense and Electronics.

Chapter Fifteen: Minolta Co.

Chapter Sixteen: Nissan Motor Co. and Nissan Tochigi Institute of Automative Technology.

Chapter Seventeen: Sampo Kagaku Kogyo Co.

Chapter Eighteen: Xerox Corporation.

Chapter Nineteen: MTS: A Powerful Tool for 2000 and Beyond.
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