Applications of Taguchi approach to statistical design of experiments in Czech Republican industries

Jiju Antony (Division of Management, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
V. Somasundarum (Division of Management, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
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Craig Fergusson (Division of Management, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK)
Pavel Blecharz (VSB‐TU The Faculty of Economics, University of Ostrava, Sokolska, Czech Republic)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

Dr Genichi Taguchi is a Japanese engineer and quality consultant who has promoted the use of statistical design of experiments for improving process/product quality at minimal costs. Taguchi has developed a practical and strategic approach for designing quality into products and processes at the product planning, design and development stages, which is often referred to as off‐line quality control. Although many companies in Europe and the USA have used the Taguchi approach to statistical design of experiments with success, very few applications of this method are realised in countries such as the Czech Republic. This paper reports the applications of experimental design advocated by Taguchi in two manufacturing companies in the Czech Republic. The results of the study are stimulating and will lead to wider applications of this methodology for tackling process and quality‐related problems in the Czech Republican industries in the near future.

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Antony, J., Somasundarum, V., Fergusson, C. and Blecharz, P. (2004), "Applications of Taguchi approach to statistical design of experiments in Czech Republican industries", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 5, pp. 447-457. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410400410545914

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