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Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a tool set that allows us to achieve optimal product and process designs from the very beginning of our new product / process development. Its focus is on the spoken and unspoken Voice of the Customer and Quality Function Deployment (VOC / QFD) and how we translate that voice into engineering design criteria and specifications that meet and exceed those customer needs.

In our efforts to continually improve our products and services, we will often be limited by the inherent lack of capability in our current designs for products and processes. We call this the "5 Sigma Barrier," though it often occurs at less than 5 Sigma. This is the barrier where we reach diminishing returns with our current product and process designs: it will cost more to further optimize our existing designs and capabilities than the returns we will achieve. At this point, if further optimization is required, we must take a Reengineering Approach, using the DFSS - DMADV Tool Set.

Participants of the Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) workshop will learn the DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify) strategy for getting better products and services to market faster and at lower cost.

Design for Six Sigma: Course Contents
Introduction to DFSS
Keeping Score
Voice of the Customer
Systems Engineering and Requirements Flowdown
Transfer Function
Design for Robust Performance
Tolerance Allocation
Design for Manufacturability
Product Capability Prediction
Test and Validate

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