Design of Experiments (Custom Only)
Well-designed experiments are an important and powerful tool for developing and validating cause-and-effect relationships when evaluating product and process performance. But many organizations hesitate to implement them. Some believe that they consume too many resources, such as production and employee time; others think they don’t hold their value over time as conditions change. And sometimes they can be misused to support favorite theories instead of to discover verifiable truths.
Our unique course will address all these obstacles to implementing design of experiments (DOE) by focusing not on the statistical side, but on the effective planning of DOE strategies and the appropriate interpretation of results. This is the only way to achieve verifiable learnings that translate into sustained improvements.
Design of Experiments
is offered as a custom program to help your organization improve its business processes and outcomes through designed experiments. The course is usually two non-consecutive weeks in duration and may be held either on the campus of the University of Tennessee or at a location of your choice.
The objectives of the Design of Experiments (DOE) course are . . .
- To demonstrate through applied discussions and exercises the role of sequential experimentation in building process and product knowledge
- To promote the use of critical thinking to guide the experimental planning process and yield the appropriate interpretation of DOE results
- To teach the fundamental concepts and methodologies of DOE in such a way that promotes efficient experimentation, accelerating the transfer of knowledge regarding cause-and-effect relationships into sustained gains in product and/or process performance
Through participation in this program, you’ll be better prepared to gain a competitive edge by planning, collecting, and interpreting data from experiments designed to provide real-world knowledge.
Any individual responsible for managing and improving product and/or process performance:
- Process or product development engineers or managers
- Manufacturing engineers and managers
- Research scientists, engineers, or managers
- Technical personnel in quality assurance or engineering
Two non-consecutive weeks
Cheryl Hild, Ph.D.—faculty, the University of Tennessee Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science. A former senior associate with Six Sigma Associates (SSA), Cheryl has authored numerous articles and is co-author of the book The Power of Statistical Thinking: Improving Manufacturing Processes.
Doug Sanders, Ph.D.—faculty, Center for Executive Education, and president of Six Sigma Associates. Over the past 15 years, Doug has guided the global transformation of organizational processes in industrial and commercial organizations worldwide.
Allen Pannell, Ph.D. (ABD)—faculty, Center for Executive Education, and an executive consultant specializing in process innovation and redesign, leadership, Six Sigma, strategic planning, and process management.
Tony Cooper, Ph.D.—engineer, Rensselaer, and statistician, University of Tennessee. This combination of skills along with his experience in a multitude of industrial situations yields a unique insight into processes. Cooper was a founder of Six Sigma Associates in 1994 and has mentored numerous process improvement projects.
This program is offered on a custom basis only. Please contact us
for more information.