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posted 03 April 2001 08:44 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where, on the web, can I learn what these techniques are all about?

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posted 03 April 2001 09:10 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know of a particular website that outlines his principles, but there is a book called "World Class Quality: Using Design of Experiments to Make It Happen". Keki R. Bhote describes the "Multi-vari study" and several other simple and not-so-simple, but very powerful, problem-solving tools popularized by Dorian Shainin.

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posted 04 April 2001 03:21 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did some nosing around the web for related methods but found relatively little. I got the feeling that the methods are closely guarded so as to maximize the in-classroom training fees by the Shaininites.

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posted 05 April 2001 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Laura M   Click Here to Email Laura M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's exactly it. From what I understand there is no book because you need to be "trained."

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posted 05 April 2001 08:07 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book that I mentioned above has the Shainin principles in it.
I got my copy from
It has other principles in it, but it is mostly about Shainin.

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posted 06 April 2001 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceman Spiff   Click Here to Email Spaceman Spiff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been through the Shainin Statistical Engineering Journeymen Training program when I worked for the Automotive Industry. It is a closely guarded material and an expensive training program (but our customer, Delphi, paid for our training). At the start of the course, you have to sign an agreement not to teach the tools outside of the company. Now, at a new company, I have the same book by Keki Bhote so I train people using the book and reference the Shainin training material.

Personally, I find the Shainin method much more geared towards problem solving than the 6 sigma methods of using classical DOEs. Even though my training is free, my opinion is that it is a great investment for people who are truly interested in solving problems.

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posted 08 May 2001 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkR   Click Here to Email MarkR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also used the Bhote book to solve shop floor problems and for training. It does a nice job of outlining several Shainin techniques. However, he could have used a better technical editor. If you try to follow some of the examples in the book the equations mysteriously change, or constants appear and disappear. But overall it is very useful.

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posted 25 May 2001 11:43 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do any of you know where I can find a consultant to help us with a problem using Shainin techniques? email me at

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