Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a lean Six Sigma methodology for the re-design of a product or process. In Design for Six Sigma, initial work is performed to gain an in depth understanding of customer wants, needs and desires. Stakeholders need involvement in every step of the DMADV process to insure the design has quality and meets desired expectations.
The DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify) process is one approach for implementing Design for Six Sigma. 1) The Define phase includes project charter, communication plan, and risk assessment. 2) The Measurement Phase focuses on understanding customer needs and wants and then developing measurable design requirements. 3) In the Analyze Phase, customer information is captured and translated into design performance or functional desired needs. 4) The design phase addresses among other things manufacturing and testing needs. 5) In the verify phase, the design is validated against desired objective.
Organizations benefit when Design for Six Sigma model techniques are integrated with an overall business management system that offers predictive scorecards that have alignment with the processes that created them. Integrated…
An enhanced Design for Six Sigma approach integrates DFSS techniques within an overall business management system. This enrichment for DFSS is accomplished through the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) methodology. (more…)