DOE and Regression Case Studies

  • Theodore T. AllenEmail author


In this chapter, two additional case studies illustrate design of experiments (DOE) and regression being applied in real-world manufacturing. The first study involved the application of screening methods for identifying the cause of a major quality problem and resolving that problem. The second derives from Allen et al. (2000) and relates to the application of a type of response surface method. In this second study, the design of an automotive part was tuned to greatly improve its mechanical performance characteristics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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