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SS507 Intermediate Design of Experiments (DOE)

Certificate Track: Six Sigma

This intermediate 2.5-day course builds on the “Intro to Design of Experiments” course. It will reinforce the concepts in the introductory course and take you to the next level of understanding to optimize your ability to choose the best designs for the diversity of situations and challenges you will confront. You will be able to lead teams in designing powerful studies of cause and effect and the discovery of solutions to complex problems or improvement challenges. You will be able to maximize the use of resources with the application of fractional factorial designs and be able to design and interpret studies of the non-linear relationships that inevitably occur at some point in all processes. You will be able to find the true optimum solution with response surface methodologies. You will learn concepts and practice the applications with live and simulated designed experiments.

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What You Cover

  • How to design, run, analyze and interpret full and fractional factorial designs
  • How to design and interpret studies to model non-linear relationships for true optimization of products and processes
  • How to recognize which designs to use for which situations
  • How to make decisions about process and product design accounting for all dimensions or optimizations including maximum attainment of targets, robustness and balance of all desirable results

Who Should Attend

  • People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing, Process and Quality Engineers
  • R&D scientists and engineers,
  • Product and process development and design engineers
  • Marketing and business analysts

Cost: $1149
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Recommended: Introduction to Design of Experiments (SS505) or equivalent knowledge. This includes knowledge and understanding of how to design and analyze three-factor factorial experiments, basic statistical concepts such as distributions, sample statistics and the central limit theorem. Prior training in regression analysis and hypothesis testing isn’t required as the course teaches the applicable principles as part of this course; however, they provide an excellent preparation.

Principal Instructor: Steve Zagarola

Steve Zagarola is a Executive Master Black Belt in Six Sigma with more than 25 years’ experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems and R&D. He was certified by the Six Sigma Management Institute by Dr. Mikel J. Harry – one of the original founders of the Six Sigma methodology at Motorola. He has worked with and provided training and consulting for industries ranging from advanced semi-conductors, food and beverage, plastics molding, and wind energy in both the manufacturing and service and administration sectors. He has worked to improve manufacturing operations for global organizations on six continents and in English, Spanish, Italian and German.

Steve is the Managing Partner for Northwest Center for Performance Excellence. He has also served as chief instructor at Portland State University’s CEPE Six Sigma program since the program’s inception in 2007, Six Sigma Program and Quality Manager at Vestas Wind Systems and as Director of Quality for Cascade Microtech and as a Senior Manufacturing Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. He provided technical editing for the 2012 edition of Six Sigma for Dummies for John Wiley & Sons. Steve is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and German. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed post-graduates studies in Psychology at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.

Co-Instructor: Aubrey Kendall

Aubrey Kendall Center for Executive and Professional Education Portland State University Six SigmaAubrey Kendall is a supplier quality engineer at Vestas Wind Systems. He graduated with a BS in manufacturing engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Clemson University. Mr. Kendall is a Six Sigma Black Belt with over 15 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, and engineering management in aerospace, energy, and other industries. His strong combination of technical skills and ease in communicating make him an effective trainer and facilitator.

Applies to the following certificate(s):
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification


Questions  Questions about this program or course?  Contact Nicole Sisco.

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