53. Improving Minivan Rear Window Latching

  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.cs53

Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook

Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook

How to Cite

Taguchi, G., Chowdhury, S. and Wu, Y. (2004) Improving Minivan Rear Window Latching, in Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470258354.cs53

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



  • improving minivan rear window latching;
  • design constraint of self-locking energy;
  • design constraints;
  • dynamic SN ratio;
  • initial and optimal design comparison


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Objective and Basic Functions

  • Design Constraints

  • Control and Noise Factors

  • Dynamic SN Ratio

  • Simulation Data and Analysis

  • Confirmations and Validations

  • Conclusions

  • References