The objectives for conducting a designed experiment are the following:
- Find the most important factors/variables affecting a response(s).
- Determine the best settings to improve the response(s) for the important factors.
- Determine the cost effective settings for the factors that are not important.
- Provide the required information in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
The Elements of an Experiment
The Design of Experiments Process
- Manufacturing Cost Savings
- Rework Losses
- Capital Material
- Design Cost Savings
- Delivery Cycle
- Engineering Design Charges
- Assembly Material, Labor and Overhead
- Total Product Cost
- Marketing Cost Savings
- Properly allocate resources
- Stop spending on Promotions that Don’t Work
- Better understand what makes Customers choose your business
- Robustness against uncontrollable factors
- Obtains required information in a cost effective manner
- Identifies factors for cost savings
- Results are reproducible
- Can improve quality without incurring capital and material cost increases
- Separates the Vital Few from the Trivial Many
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