Blocking In a DOE

I am running a 10 factor 16 run 2** (10-6) 1/64 fraction resolution III DOE. on a test process to try and uncover the strongest individual test factors that are best able to uncover a leak with our units. There are six operators who perform the testing so I want to block them out so that their individual "noise" wouldn't affect the test results. The DOE is set up with 6 blocks and six replicates

My question is since the runs are randomized, it shouldn't matter that the 6 individual operators will run through the sequence of 16 tests each at the same time rather than running all 96 tests sequentially. I can't think of any reasons but I thought I would hit up some experts.

I attached the DOE matrix for review.


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No, it should not matter. The block is on the Operator, not on time nor on noise factors that might be associated with time. Just make sure that each operator follows the random order specific to that operator.
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