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FLEXO Magazine : January 2012
Experimental Design and Evaluation One of the critical phases of a project is to be able to set up experiments effectively. The use of a statistical Design of Experiment (DOE) is often talked about, but seldom actually employed in our industry, often for good reason. We’ll review the characteristics of DOE structures from a “black box” approach, focusing primarily on: when to employ a statistical experimental design; what is required; and what we can expect to learn, with some discussion of the mathematical techniques employed. We’ll also review an effective design for cases when a statistical design is not practical, which is commonly referred to as the Scientific Method. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of when to call in the statisticians and how to effectively set up experiments of both types. Tim Claypole, Swansea University Project Management - Case Histories Obviously, managing an all-volunteer project team is more difficult than managing projects within our own normal professional careers. This presentation will review what experiences, (good and bad) were encountered from two FQC project leaders who recently completed projects. Where was the process difficult and why? What did they learn? Perhaps most importantly, what will they take back to their day-to-day businesses that will help them provide more value to their employers? Sean Teuffler, Harper Corporation; and Shawn Oetjen, Dunwoody University FQC Project Team Meetings An interactive discussion on active projects, proposed new projects, and projects being chartered including: • Extended Gamut Color Primaries - Danny Rich, Sun Chemical • ISO2846/5 Process Ink Standards - Jay Sperry, Havi Global Solutions • Anilox Volume Measurement II - Tim Claypole, Swansea; Dan Reilly, Flint Group Standards Update: New Standards Standing Committee The FQC has started a new standing committee on Standards communication and support. As chair of this group, Gary Hilliard will report on what the group is doing as well as extend a call for participation. Steve Smiley and Danny Rich will also give an interactive update/Q&A on the evolving standards situation, which is currently very active with several standards of significant impact in play. We welcome participation, especially with our Consumer Product Company constituents. Gary Hilliard, Hood Packaging, Standing Committee Chair Visit us at www.flexography.org for up-to-the-minute info on Forum & INFO*FLEX 2012. 6 sessions