An alternative to Taguchi's loss function

Laura E. Katz, M. Jeya Chandra

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In this paper, the expected value of Taguchi's loss function which includes only the mean and variance, is compared with the expected value of a loss function which includes up to the fourth moment of the distribution of the quality characteristic. The difference between these two expected values has found to be significant in particular cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-254
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Engineering : Theory Applications and Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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