Application of design of experiment (DOE) in finding the best factor combination
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Ding, Xuedong (David)
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In the current business trends, organizations are struggling to make their existence prolonged based on the increasing competition, technological changes, globalization, and other environmental dynamics that threaten their existence day in day out. XYZ Company is a manufacturing company which is also facing these dynamics just like other companies across the globe. The main challenge that XYZ Company has been facing is the determination of the best factor combination in its manufacturing activities. This has been a challenge since the company has not been meeting customers' demands in terms of quality, quantity, and timeliness. The company has, therefore, been recording low performance rate which in a big way threatens its existence. It is on this regard that the study sought to find out the impacts of using the design of experiment (DOE) method in determining the best factor combination in XYZ Company. The study relied upon secondary data from the company's website and the data were analyzed to come up with the findings. The findings show that DOE is one of the best methods that XYZ Company can adopt to determine the best factor combination. The findings will help the company in decision making and eventually enhancing its performance.