Experimentation for Process Improvement Certification (EPIC)

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Course Overview

Be a #significantlybetter Problem Solver and/or Process Improvement Professional equipped with our Experimentation for Process Improvement Certification (EPIC)!

In this tool master certification program, participants will be equipped with the fundamental and essential concepts and theories of Design of Experiments and apply these via a simulated project and other learning elements.

At the end of the workshop session, participants should be able to:
✅ Interpret and apply basic statistical tools related to DOE using Minitab
✅ Understand the essentials of DOE methodology
✅ Plan, implement and analyze fundamental and practical industrial experiments

Program Outline
I. Introduction to DOE
a. The applications and benefits of DOE
b. One factor-at-a-time approach
c. Comparison of traditional and systematic methods of experimentation

II. Planning for Effective Experiment
a. Basic principles and DOE procedure
b. Guidelines for Selecting Factors of the experiment
c. Replication, Randomization, and Blocking

III. Experimental Analysis
a. Screening Design and DOE Modeling using Minitab
c. Numerical and Graphical analysis interpretation

IV. Fractional Factorial Design (2 levels)
a. Basic concepts and application of fractional factorial design
b. Confounding patterns and design resolution
c. Fractional Factorial Experiment using Minitab

V. Full Factorial Experiment
a. Basic concepts and applications of full factorial experiment
b. Orthogonal Design
c. Main Effect and Interaction Plots analysis
d. Full Factorial Experiment using Minitab

VI. DOE Success Factors
a. A Strategy for Choosing the Appropriate Design
b. Practical Considerations During DOE

Certification Requirements
✅ Completion of e-learning
✅ Passing the 50 item multiple choice proficiency examination
✅ Submission of completed DOE workbook


Felix Veroya, PIE, MBB, CSM, CHBA, DHum


Felix has a total of ten (10) years working experience in helping individuals and organizations to build and utilized competencies in Continuous Improvement, Innovation and Analytics across the fields of Academics, Logistics, Supply/Chain, Manufacturing, Training and Consulting for SMEs up to multinational corporations. He has proven skills relating to business administration, people management, research, statistical analysis, workshop facilitation and consulting. He was able to complete and coach projects utilizing proven tools and methodologies such as DMAIC (Six Sigma), SCORE (Lean), Design Thinking (Innovation) and self-initiated improvement frameworks on OEE/Capacity Improvement, Preventive Maintenance Time Reduction, Mistake Proofing, Quick Engineering Solutions, Idea Management, etc. He also published an international book entitled Introduction to Statistical Process Control: A Problem Solving Process Approach (ISBN: 978-87-403-1849-4) under Bookboon Ltd. Under a Denmark based e-book publisher and a local book entitled Creativity Tools: Develop Creative Solutions to Problems and Opportunities (ISBN: 978-621-8114-38-8). He is a Certified Industrial Engineer, an Associate ASEAN Engineer, a Certified Lean/Kaizen Facilitator, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Design Sprint Master. Felix also leads international initiatives to the Philippines as Chairman of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) and National President / Country Manager for Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). He has been elected as a Board Director of the Lean (Operational Excellence) Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). With all the initiatives he designed and deployed to the Industrial Engineering community here in the Philippines, he has been conferred with an Honorary Doctoral Degree (Honoris Causa) by the Asian Seminary Leadership and University of Oklahoma.

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