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

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

Robust Engineering: Learn How to Boost Quality While Reducing Costs & Time to Market
By Genichi Taguchi, Subir Chowdhury, Shin Taguchi

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Book Description

Powerful and elegantly simple.

Achieve higher quality...lower costs...faster time to market

Companies worldwide have used the methods of quality expert Genichi Taguchi for the past 30 years with phenomenal product development cost savings and quality improvements. Robust Engineering, by this three-time Deming Prize winner, along with Subir Chowdhury and Shin Taguchi, is the first book to explain and illustrate his newest, most revolutionary methodology, Technology Development. It joins Design of Experiments and Robust Design as the framework on which your company can build a competitive edge. Case studies of real-world organizations Ford, ITT, 3M, Minolta, NASA, Nissan, Xerox and 9 others show you how the techniques of all three methodologies can be successfully applied. You'll hammer flexibility into your manufacturing organization to minimize product development costs, reduce product time-to-market, and fully satisfy customers needs.

Project Management is going to be huge in the next decade...--Fortune

Busy managers single-source guide to planning, organizing and controlling projects

At last there's a concise, compact (5Ó x 8Ó) hands-on guide that puts state-of-the-art management concepts and processes at your fingertips. Project Manager's Portable Handbook, by David I. Cleland and Lewis R. Ireland, is your step-by-step guide to the nuts-and-bolts details that spell project management success. YouÕre shown how to organize and manage everything from small to multiple projects...lead and coach project team members...and manage within a strategic context from project partnering to dealing with the board of directors and other stakeholders. You'll find out how to: Select and use PM software; Develop winning proposals; Handle legal considerations; Come out on top in contract


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1736342 in Books
  • Published on: 1999-11-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.90" h x .76" w x 6.30" l, 1.14 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 241 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
"Robust Engineering produces parts that avoid failure." - John F. Elter, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Office Books 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.

About 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.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Ashley Marie C.
Very good book, it us a shame most American businesses do operate this way.

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
2A great advertisement, but short on implementation.
By A Customer
I am a little bemused by the previous reviews. Being a practicing engineer, I had hoped for an more rigorous introduction to applying robust engineering principles, coupled to real life engineering examples. What I got was essentially a book length advertisement aimed at people who don't need or want to know how to do it, merely order someone else to apply the techniques. If you are a manager considering implementing robust engineering practices and design of experiments, by all means, read the book and convince yourself and your boss it is the way to go. If you actually want to use the techniques, buy a different book.

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
1shoud rename the title
By PHK
I'm also surprised by 4 stars & other praises of this book (e.g., Fortune).

the book should be renamed "Case Studies of Taguchi Method" and the "authors" should be renamed as "editors"

it also does not telll you the method & its statistical basis, its strength & weakness compared with other methods, its assumptions and so forth. In addition, it lacks a biblography. Overall, we are just supposed to take a leap of faith. The book feels like "informercial"

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