29-01-2010, 06:18 PM
After WWII Japanese manufacturers were struggling to survive with very limited resources. If it were not for the advancements of Taguchi the country might not have stayed afloat let alone flourish as it has. Taguchi revolutionized the manufacturing process in Japan through cost savings. He understood, like many other engineers, that all manufacturing processes are affected by outside influences, noise. However, Taguchi realized methods of identifying those noise sources which have the greatest effects on product variability. His ideas have been adopted by successful manufacturers around the globe because of their results in creating superior production processes at much lower costs.