6. History of Taguchi's Quality Engineering in the United States

  1. Dr. Genichi Taguchi engineering Executive Director Honorary Member,
  2. Dr. Subir Chowdhury aerospace engineering, industrial management chairman CEO world leader strategist author honorary member honorary doctorate and
  3. Yuin Wu B.S. in chemical engineering professor Executive Director consultant

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470258354.ch6

Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook

Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook

How to Cite

Taguchi, G., Chowdhury, S. and Wu, Y. (2004) History of Taguchi's Quality Engineering in the United States, in Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470258354.ch6

Author Information

  1. American Supplier Institute (ASI), USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471413349

Online ISBN: 9780470258354



  • statistical quality control;
  • design of experiment;
  • TQM (total quality management);
  • six sigma technique;
  • traditional product development process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Beginning, 1980–1984

  • Second Period: Applications to Quality Problem Solving, 1984–1992

  • Third Period: Applications to Product/Process Optimization, 1992–2000

  • Fourth Period: Institutionalization of Robust Engineering, 2000–Present