A 5-day Robust Design Course
High manufacturing costs, rework, early failures in the
field and high warranty costs are often symptomatic of a sensitive design.
Discovering a sensitive design in manufacture or in the hands of the customer
is not good for business as options of tightening specifications, redesign or
even “living with it” are all extremely expensive. Robust Design provides a complete
methodology that can be used in the design of systems to ensure that they
perform consistently in the hands of the customer. It comprises a process and
tool kit that allows the designer to assess the impact of variation that the
system is likely to experience in use, and if necessary modify the design the system if it is found to be
This 5-day Robust Design
course is a natural follow-on from the Systems Engineering Short Course. It
aims to both educate and train participants in the concepts, principles and
practice of Robust Design. The Course
will cover the theoretical basis of Robust Design established by Dr Genichi
Taguchi through the concept of the loss function and his parameter and
tolerance design approach. It will also present a pragmatic proven process for
undertaking Robust Design together will the tools necessary to complete the
Course Numbers and Who Should Attend?
The 5-day Robust Design
Course can be delivered to up to 20 participants. The course is suitable for
all personnel involved in the
detailed design and optimisation of any complex system.
Benefits to the
Individual and Business
During an intensive five days of teaching and practical
‘hands on’ exercises, participants will be challenged to develop the skills and
mind-set that can be applied to ensure a conceptual design is robust against
likely sources of variation.
At the end of the course participants will:
an understanding the principles of Robust Design and how it applies to the
creation of a new system through the
appropriate blend of people, process and tools
- understand the importance of Taguchi’s
“loss function” and recognise where it can be applied practically
- be able to identify and prioritise
system parameters that contribute to system sensitivity
- be able to perform qualitative and
quantitative sensitivity assessments
- be able to undertake parameter and
- be able to use Design of Experiments to
search a system design solution space
- be able to specify statistical
- know how Robust Design contributes to
verification and validation evidence
- be able to consider the impact on
future business of adopting Robust Design.
The learning approach is based on the
Kolb learning cycle with a significant proportion of the course set aside for
exercises to reinforce the learning. Indeed, many of the small group
exercises involve a case study that provides a practical focus for the course
and enables the delegates to practise the methodology and tools presented.
Course Delivery and
The 5-day Robust Design Course is very intensive and is delivered
by two tutor/consultants.
The cost of delivering the 5-day course, excluding delivery tutor
accommodation and expenses, but including all courseware, is £14,500. VAT will
apply at the prevailing rate.
The course can be tailored to suit individual customer’s
engineering lifecycle and review processes.
and Contact Details
For more information about the 5-day
Robust Design Course or any of our other Systems Engineering courses please contact Dr Stuart Burge on +44 (0) 7803 131614 or email@example.com.
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