Many problem solving processes include separate steps for determining root cause and generating potential solutions. In cases where a clear and single cause is identified, maybe there is some sense to this. However, for complex situations the causes tend to be tangled together through interactions, which cannot be determined with simple comparative tests. A well constructed Design of Experiments can uncover the causes and expose the solution at the same time.
About Perry Parendo
Perry's Solutions, Inc. was founded to help companies achieve product and process breakthroughs using Design of Experiments (DOE). Research of industry training programs shows they do not address the required applications for these tools, resulting in their training investment falling short of needed and wanted improvement. The company leverages their extensive DOE experience in new product development and manufacturing operations to bring you an innovative yet effective methodology for all developers desiring a quantum-leap improvement in product or process effectiveness.