Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, David E.
dc.contributor.advisorSprouls, Eric P.
dc.contributor.advisorKeil, John P.
dc.contributor.authorFulton, Timothy A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:46Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:46Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/398
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractTranslating the Voice of the Customer (VOC) into quantifiable technical targets, such as those required in a quality function deployment (QFD) matrix, is a difficult process. This paper examined two methods, Design of Experiments (DoE) and the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and explained why each of these methods, while providing powerful tools for their intended purposes, were not well suited for translating subjective customer data into technical targets. As a result, the author proposed a new method combining the relative comparison tools of the AHP as a front end with the existing and powerful analytical tools of DoEs. To validate the new tool, the author performed an experiment using a very subjective and innovative product feature, refrigerator dispenser cavity lighting. The result of the validation process provided proof that the new method, while raising some questions, effectively provides direction for technical targets and other valuable infonnation concerning customer preferences.
dc.titleUsing AHP and experimentation in the design of refrigerator dispenser lighting
html.description.abstractTranslating the Voice of the Customer (VOC) into quantifiable technical targets, such as those required in a quality function deployment (QFD) matrix, is a difficult process. This paper examined two methods, Design of Experiments (DoE) and the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and explained why each of these methods, while providing powerful tools for their intended purposes, were not well suited for translating subjective customer data into technical targets. As a result, the author proposed a new method combining the relative comparison tools of the AHP as a front end with the existing and powerful analytical tools of DoEs. To validate the new tool, the author performed an experiment using a very subjective and innovative product feature, refrigerator dispenser cavity lighting. The result of the validation process provided proof that the new method, while raising some questions, effectively provides direction for technical targets and other valuable infonnation concerning customer preferences.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2007


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record