Introduction to Design Of Experiments (DOE)


Course Description
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a strategic initiative to help organizations remain competitive and profitable in an economic age that demands consistency and “Six Sigma” quality. This training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of powerful DOE techniques for improving and optimizing any product design or process.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for technical professionals and managers involved in the design and execution of experimental research, or in product/process improvement, who wish to gain a working knowledge of DOE.

Learning Objectives
During the program you will learn basic principles of design of experiment methods and their important connection to statistical process control techniques and other intermediate statistical tools. You will learn how to set up and run basic factorial and screening experiments; analyze experimental outcomes; identify significant effects on process performance and consistency; and select the right factors for future study or implementation. In various workshops you will plan, design, conduct and analyze experiments.

Course Outline
Introduction to DOE (4 hours)
During this first session, students learn basic principles of DOE methods and their important connection to Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques and other intermediate statistical tools. Specific training topics include:

  • Concepts Review: Systems Theory, Variation, and
    Basic SPC Principles
  • DOE: Background and History
  • Advantages of DOE
  • Disadvantages of DOE

DOE Workshop (12 hours)
During this session, students receive a solid introduction to proven approaches for identifying variables that significantly affect product and process performance and consistency. This lively and interactive workshop complements efforts to improve existing processes and also applies to new product and process development projects. Students learn how to set up and run basic factorial and screening experiments; analyze experimental outcomes; identify significant effects on process performance and consistency; and select the right factors for future study or implementation. During the course of training, students plan, design, conduct, and analyze experiments.

DOE Workshop training topics and activities include:

  • Full Factorial Designs
  • Screening Experiments: Fractional Factorial and Plackett-Burman Designs
  • Basic Procedure for Improving a System
  • Basic Procedure for Managing DOE
  • Final Exam: Students plan and design an experiment to run in their organizations

Course Format
16 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization

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Location: Majilite, 1530 Broadway Rd, Dracut, MA 01826


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