DOE Consumer Goods Application
You can improve your consumer goods brand and increase your profits without increasing costs.
Imagine reacting quickly and profitably to customer demand. It’s a matter of correcting the weaknesses in your development process. With a streamlined, optimized development process you move quickly from research to manufacturing.
Design of Experiments has helped the world’s leading companies respond effectively to sudden supply or demand changes, and satisfy numerous customer requirements. They boosted profitability by optimizing their products, upholding service level agreements (SLAs), and minimizing time to market on new products. Design of Experiments can cut your development time by two thirds!
Consumer Goods Case Study
The bottom line:
A printer manufacturer received complaints from a major customer. To satisfy this customer, the ink had to look great as well as meet 7 performance criteria. With our help, they developed three interactive color inks that met all visual and performance criteria in only four months. The customer was so pleased that he made a very large order for printers.
Each color ink was used in the new printer in a dot-on-dot way to produce a full color spectrum on
Each ink must:
- have correct viscosity (not too runny or too thick)
- remain in solution (not crust inside the pen or on the nozzles, blocking ink flow)
- be stable over a wide temperature range
- remain brilliant on paper for a certain time period
- dry quickly on paper
- not smear or rub off paper
- be non-toxic
Many attempts by highly experienced chemists failed to solve the problem. After a year of experimenting, no useful result had been found. Failure was almost admitted.
A critical component of the development process was missing. When Design of Experiments was taught to one of their chemists, he used it to find the solution in four months.