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The Taguchi Methods consist of a 3-pronged quality approach developed by the Japanese statistician Genichi Taguchi. The focus was on

  1. Better design ideas
  2. Rigorous testing of the design
  3. Reducing the impact of anything that would cause variation

His overall goal was to create a more robust product prior to full scale production. The Taguchi Methods were designed to deliver exactly what the customer wanted by reducing variation and lowering costs in the process.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.