DFSS - Design for Six Sigma

Use DFSS to Design New Products and Services

DFSS is the step-by-step method for designing and developing new products or services with at least a 4-Sigma performance.

DFSS and DMADV are Essentially the Same Methodology

  1. Determine customer needs using Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  2. Translate customer needs into product and process requirements using Design of Experiments (DOE)
  3. Mistake-proof the process using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  4. Design and test the process using DOE and Critical to Quality Measures (CTQs)
  5. Develop a Control Plan for monitoring ongoing performance

Most Commonly Used DFSS Tools

Define Measure Analyze Design Verify
Project Charter
Control Chart QFD Design of Experiments Control Chart
Voice of the Customer Histogram FMEA TRIZ  
Critical to Quality (CTQ) Measures Pareto Chart Prioritization Matrix Action Plan  

Less Frequently Used DFSS Tools

  Box and Whisker Plot Cause/Effect Matrix   Control Plan
MultiVari Chart      
Gantt Chart Scatter Plot      
SIPOC Diagram Checksheet Gage R&R (MSA)    
Tree Diagram        
Work Breakdown Structure        

Statistical DFSS Tools

  Descriptive Statistics Hypothesis Testing
    t Test    
    Regression Analysis    
    Non-Parametric Tests    

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