Title: Integrating the improvement and the control phase of Six Sigma for categorical responses through application of Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS)

Authors: Tirthankar Dasgupta

Addresses: Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Abstract: A unified framework for achieving improvement and control of processes with categorical responses during implementation of Six Sigma is proposed. The proposed framework exploits the versatility of MTS as a tool for classification, variable selection and monitoring, and is explained and demonstrated using a simulated example.

Keywords: six sigma; DOE; design of experiments; process control; MTS; Mahalanobis-Taguchi system; Mahalanobis distance; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2009.026767

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009 Vol.4 No.6, pp.615 - 630

Published online: 26 Jun 2009 *

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