Strategy of Mixture Experimentation 2019-06-14T00:25:18+00:00

Webinar: Strategy of Mixture Experimentation

Join chemical engineers Mark Anderson (lead presenter) and Pat Whitcomb, co-authors of the DOE/RSM/Formulation Simplified trilogy*, for a briefing on design of experiments (DOE) for mixtures.

Mark and Pat will provide valuable tips and tricks for formulation development tailored to Six Sigma. Via real-world examples, they will present experiment-design and modeling methods for mixtures that ultimately lead to the “sweet spot”—a formulation meeting all product specifications.

In conclusion, Mark and Pat will lay out tools to make the winning recipe robust via advanced tools for minimizing propagation of error (POE) and framing the ideal formulation window with confidence or, stronger yet, tolerance intervals.

This webinar is a must for Six-Sigma experts from all industries, but particularly those who produce or purchase products that depend on chemistry, such as foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, plastics, paints and the like.

* Productivity Press (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group), New York, NY.

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Mark J. Anderson
Mark J. AndersonPrincipal and General Manager of Stat-Ease, Inc
Patrick J. Whitcomb
Patrick J. WhitcombFounding Principal of Stat-Ease, Inc.

About Mark J. Anderson

Mark is a principal and general manager of Stat-Ease, Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, he spearheaded an award-winning quality improvement program for an international manufacturer, generating millions of dollars in profit.
He offers a diverse array of experience in process development, quality assurance, marketing, purchasing, and general management.
Mark is also the lead author of three books, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, 3rd Edition, RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, 2nd Edition, and Formulation Simplified: Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures and has published numerous articles on design of experiments (DOE).
He is also a guest lecturer at the University of MN Chemical Engineering & Materials Science department and the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Professional Credentials:

  • Professional (Chemical) Engineer (PE), #015059 MN
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), #20446

Education:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1975, High Distinction
  • MBA, University of Minnesota, 1980, Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary academic society)
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About Patrick J. Whitcomb

Pat is the founding principal of Stat-Ease, Inc.
Before starting his own business, he worked as a chemical engineer, quality assurance manager, and plant manager.
Pat co-authored Design-Ease® software, an easy-to-use program for design of two-level and general factorial experiments and Design-Expert® software, an advanced user's program for response surface, mixture, and combined designs.
He's provided consulting on the application of design of experiments (DOE) and other statistical methods for several decades. In addition, Pat is co-author of the books, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, 3rd Edition, RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, 2nd Edition, and Formulation Simplified: Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures and has published many articles on design of experiments (DOE).

Professional Credentials:

  • Minnesota's 1982 Young Chemical Engineer of the Year
  • 2013 Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer (from the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies)
  • School of Statistics Advisory Committee Member, University of Minnesota

Education:

  • Bachelor/Master of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1973, 1977
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