The Basics of Design of Experiments for Formulators

March 13-14, 2019, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care and hygiene, drinks and the likes- these are all samples of product formulations. People who are into the field of formulation research and development knows the enormous challenges that come with this type of work. But there is a tool available that can significantly help manage these challenges and allow the formulators to navigate through the complex pathway facing them. This tool is called Design of Experiments.



Design of Experiment (DOE) is a body of knowledge that lays down the principles on how experimentation can be done properly and economically as well as how the experimental results could be analyzed correctly and effectively. The main benefit of using DOE to develop formulations is that it allows all potential inputs (also called components or factors) to be evaluated simultaneously, systematically, and quickly against the conventional approach of dealing with such inputs one-at-a-time. With DOE, one can evaluate the effect of each formulation input (and possibly the interaction effects between these inputs) on each formulation characteristic or output of concern and identify the critical factors. Identified critical inputs and factors then paves the way for proper improvement and optimization of formulation for which DOE also gives a corresponding methodology. 

The manufacturing process for the formulation also can be developed and optimized in the same manner. This systematic approach using DOE also enables the business organization to do efficient scale-up and process validation because of the robustness of both the formulation and manufacturing process. Overall, the application of DOE to the formulation development and optimization process has enable a lot of organizations to save on development cost and time while taking a faster route to improving their product formulation performance and achieving the formulation’s targeted capabilities.   

The learning session will be conducted by a mix of actual experimentation activities, workshops and discussions. The ‘learning-by-doing philosophy’ is embodied in the design of this course. As such the session will be strictly limited to 12 participants only. This is to ensure a high engagement level and interaction between the Mentors/Facilitators and the participants.

Learning Session Outline

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How you will benefit


  • Develop the ability to assess the desirability and limitations of a particular experimental plan and design.

  • Gain the confidence to apply various experimental designs fitted to the experimentation objectives and conduct the experimental trials properly.

  • Be able to correctly analyze, interpret and draw insights from experimental results.

  • Identify when it would be appropriate to reduce experimental runs and generate the proper experimental trials as well as synthesize and qualify the experimental findings.

  • Contribute to revolutionizing, redesigning or to the quality improvement of the product formulations being rendered to your company’s customers.

  • Be capable of generating resource and monetary savings by the application of DOE to the formulation work in your company against the conventional or traditional experimentation approaches.

Who Should Attend

Research and Development Leaders, Personnel and Scientists, Product Developers, Product Engineers, Process Developers, Quality Assurance Managers and others who are directly responsible or indirectly accountable for developing and improving their organization’s product formulation and processes.


Participants will have to bring their own laptops for the DOE software. Installation instructions for the trial version of the software will be provided as this will be used throughout the learning session duration.  

Learning Session Fees and Inclusions

This two-day learning session is worth Php 14,560.00 (VAT included). The inclusions are:


  • Workbook Materials and Training Manual

  • Morning and Afternoon Snacks and Lunch, Unlimited Espresso Coffee/Tea

  • Certificate of Completion

Special Offer: Register and Reserve on or before Feb 22, 2019 for a fee of Php 12,500 (VAT Inc.)

Paid parking is available in One San Miguel Avenue Building with entrance at the Shaw Boulevard 

Course Testimonials

“New and fresh knowledge! I have never known such a program or tool can help expedite product development projects. The training is worth more than what we paid for.”  

 -Annie Baluzo, Unilox Industrial Corp.

“This session is very impressive and it covers the most important aspect in my field dealing with product development… it gives me more confidence to pursue a more ambitious research and development project”

–Jane Tranquilan, Mindanao State University/Philippine Carabao Center


“The learning hub (venue) is a perfect place for the workshop. It is very pleasing and comfortable as one listens to the facilitator/speaker who delivers the topic very well”   

-Alkeen Porta, Peter Paul Corporation

For Course-Related Questions

To reserve for this learning session or should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email through with your name and contact details

Facilitators and Mentors

Dennis Beng Hui


Dennis has trained and coached various companies on the principles and practice Design of Experiment. These companies are in the field of consumers goods, personal care, medical equipment manufacturing, pharmaceutical and glazed ceramics manufacturing.  He is currently a faculty at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Gokongwei College of Engineering of De La Salle University Manila since 1991. He is also a Master Black Belt holder on Six Sigma incorporating Design of Experiments training in a number of corporate Six Sigma training he has conducted. He has a bachelor in science and masters in science degree in Industrial Engineering. He is currently completing his doctor of philosophy in Industrial Engineering.

Bryan Gobaco


Bryan has trained various companies on Design of Experiments. These companies are in the field of consumer goods and personal care, quick service restaurant business, specialty chemicals and food ingredients. He is also the resident trainer of the Philippine Trade Training Center on the use of Design of Experiments for Process Optimization for the last 10 years. He is currently a faculty at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Gokongwei College of Engineering of De La Salle University Manila where he also earned his bachelor in science and masters in science degree in Industrial Engineering. 


Emil Adrian Fernandez


Emil Adrian Fernandez is currently a part-time faculty at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Gokongwei College of Engineering of De La Salle University Manila and holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the same university.  He specializes and handles both undergraduate and graduate courses on Basic and Advanced Design of Experiments.