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