Order-processing experiment

The Western center has a new order-processing system. You want to determine whether the new system decreases the time that is needed to prepare an order. The center also has two different packing procedures. You want to determine which procedure is more efficient. You decide to perform a factorial experiment to test which combination of factors enables the shortest time that is needed to prepare an order for shipment. You can use this data to demonstrate Analyze Factorial Design, as in Chapter 5 of Getting Started.

A team at the shipping center in the western region collects data to find the best combination of order-processing system and packing procedure.

Worksheet column Description
StdOrder The order of the runs in standard order (also called Yates order).
RunOrder The order of the runs in random order.
CenterPt The center points. This design has no center points.
Blocks The blocks. In this design, all the design points are contained in a single block.
OrderSystem Order-processing system: Current or New (factor).
Pack Packing procedure: A or B (factor).
Hours The number of hours to prepare an order for shipment (response).
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