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Taguchi on Robust Technology Development: Bringing Quality Engineering Upstream

By
Genichi Taguchi
Genichi Taguchi
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ISBN-10:
0791800288
No. of Pages:
164
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
1993

The front page of the Ashi News on April 17, 1979 compared the quality levels of Sony color TV sets made in Japanese plants and those made in the San Diego, California, plant. The quality characteristic used to compare these sets was the color density distribution, which affects color balance. Although all the color TV sets had the same design, most American customers thought that the color TV sets made in the San Diego plant were of lower quality than those made in Japan.

The distribution of the quality characteristic of these color TV sets was given in the Ashi News and is shown in Figure 2.1. As shown in Figure 2.1, the quality characteristics of the TV sets from Japanese Sony plants are normally distributed around the target value m. If a value of 10 is assigned to the range of the tolerance specifications for this objective characteristic, then the standard deviation of this normally distributed curve can be calculated and is about 10/6.

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