A systematic approach to the solution of the design optimization problem

Celik C., Burnak N.

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, vol.9, no.1, pp.101-108, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0954412989298
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-108


Design optimization problem is a cost-effective method for improving product/process quality that is determined by an optimal set of values for controllable variables, from the point of view of its robustness against various uncontrollable variables. Designing high-quality products/processes at low cost leads to increased, market share and continuous customer loyalty. An efficient way to achieve this is to use Taguchi methods. Although they have a wide application range, Taguchi methods are applied mainly in engineering. In order to apply Taguchi methods to the solution of the problems in various areas, a systematic approach is needed. This paper proposes and discusses the necessary steps for the application of Taguchi methods to the design optimization problem.