American industry is now realizing that applying Dr. Genichi Taguchi's now-famous quality-engineering techniques can improve their products and produce substantial savings in cost and time. Until now, it has been difficult to find a clear explanation of the key terms and principles of Taguchi's methods. In Peace's book, industrial engineers will discover a practical, readable guide that demonstrates Taguchi techniques step-by-step. Unique coverage of the different types of quality characteristics ensure that readers will understand how to measure and choose options when applying this technology. The book focuses on one of Taguchi's core techniques, "Design of Experiments", which helps engineers test their products and processes and design robust products at the lowest possible cost. Case studies illustrate Taguchi methods at work in a varietyof situations.