Design for Six Sigma DFSS

DFSS Tools Available in QI Macros Six Sigma Software

Wouldn't it be great to hit the ground running with a Six Sigma capable (3.4 defects per million) process for delivering your product or service? Of course it would, but most 3-Sigma companies don't have the stomach for the kind of rigorous thinking it takes to design and launch a new product or service at these levels. Unless, of course, you understand the horrendous costs associated with a typical "seat of the pants" implementation.

Design for Six Sigma requires the rigorous application of three key tools: QFD, FMEA, and DOE. Click on the links below for more information on each tool.

Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a rigorous method for translating customer needs, wants, and wishes into step-by-step procedures for delivering the product or service. While delivering better designs tailored to customer needs, QFD also cuts the normal development cycle by 50%, making you faster to market.

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is used to analyze and prevent disasters. You can use it to analyze a product, part, or process (PFMEA).

Design of Experiments (DOE) is used to optimize your results by testing at the high (+) and low (-) values for any particular "design factor" from your QFD House of Quality, not every increment in between. And you can test more than one factor at a time.

Excel templates for all of these Design for Six Sigma tools can be purchased as part of the QI Macros for Excel SPC Software.