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The Taguchi loss function

Thomas Lofthouse (Thomas Lofthouse is a freelance journalist based in Edinburgh, UK)

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 November 1999

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Abstract

Taguchi defines quality in a negative manner as “the loss imparted to society from the time the product is shipped”. Explains the concept and the approach to quality improvement that arises. This approach involves statistical process control and can be daunting but the paper stresses and makes clear the underlying conceptual framework of a methodology for quality improvement and process robustness.

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Lofthouse, T. (1999), "The Taguchi loss function", Work Study, Vol. 48 No. 6, pp. 218-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/00438029910286477

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