Design of Experiments Part 1: Full Factorial Experiments
The Improve Phase
In many projects, when data is analyzed using the Six Sigma tools, there are good chances that a solution may emerge in the analyze phase itself. This solution may pertain to anything from, say, finding a new supplier, change of a process parameter, modification in a layout, developing a new fixture or die or pattern, to providing a new software application, a new poka yoke gadget, modification in the chemical composition of something, a new measuring equipment, etc. However, even if the solution is known, implementing the process to get the desired result requires a great deal of effort. Take, for instance, the change in measuring equipment; it may take a few weeks ...