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Looking for a good Taguchi book-any suggestions?

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Simon Timperley

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Hi thorman,

A long, long time ago (the late 80's) Tony Bendell wrote a comparison of the philosophies and tools of the major quality gurus for the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Tony is an excellent writer and communicates it in layman terms, if you've not read it really is worth 10 minutes or so. In the same article he provides a further reading guide:

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I've not read any of the Taguchi books he cites although the ones written by TB are probably a lot easier to digest for a westerner and might be worth a look.

Regards,
Simon
 
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Rob Nix

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I went to a number of seminars on Taguchi methods in the 80's (some taught by Genichi's son Shin) where he provided the materials, which were very good (on-line and off-line quality engineering were the titles I think), but I'm not sure they are publicly available. I do think his book "Introduction to Quality Engineering" is published (available at Amazon.com), and that would be a very good place to start.

ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Ford began teaching Taguchi methods at it's "Ford Supplier Institute", or FSI which later changed names to the ASI (American Supplier Institute) which has a website -

What are Taguchi Methods?

That may be another good place to look.
 
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