An Efficient Way to Design Experiments
There is only one best mixture of chemicals to build pharmaceuticals or one best mixture of cement. That’s what Design of Experiments or DOE can do for you. DOE is in experimenting concept that helps you iterate to an optimal solution.
Most experiments are done by changing one factor at a time or OFAT. This has a couple challenges to it. First of all, it is slow because you have to do many experiments and second of all, it ignores possible interactions between factors.
Above all does your non-optimized mixture have you worried. For example could the mixture solutions contain excess byproducts or non-optimal mixture rates leading to extra costs. Then DOE is the solution for you.
The following presentation is a quick overview of the comparison between OFAT and DOE: