Design for Six Sigma
You always suffer from late and hence costly product design changes in your development process?
You sometimes notice that a new product that you brought on the market does not meet your customers’ needs?
You want to move the current fire-fighting culture in your company towards a problem prevention culture?
Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) is a methodology to develop new products, processes or services in a structured way to design those right the first time. The strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and product quality ensures to launch well-received products on the market. DfSS reinforces the systems engineering / systems design approach and helps to truly understand and optimize product functional behavior by means of mathematical transfer functions. Rather than the traditionally applied determi-nistic analysis using safety factors, Design for Six Sigma uses a stochastic approach to make products robust against real-world conditions. With a specific roadmap that helps development teams to apply the appropriate tools at the right phase, Design for Six Sigma ensures that the right questions are asked and fact-based decisions are made at management reviews to:
- Create unique product ideas driven by solid consumer insights and technology viewpoints,
- Formulate and develop product concepts that exceed expectations and excite consumers,
- Optimize product functional behavior after thorough understanding of the underlying physics,
- Ensure that product failure modes are detected and eliminated before they escape into the field,
- Verify and validate product function robustness under real-world usage conditions.
Since day one, Innovensys has been at the forefront of thought leadership in Design for Six Sigma. Whilst our competitors in this area have been working with a bundle of independent and time-consuming tools, our product development experts deep dived into the Design for Six Sigma methodology to precisely define the interrelationships between various tools. Building on this fundamental understanding Innovensys has developed a unique DfSS training curriculum and approach that ensures efficient and effective application.
Innovensys educates and implements a structured set of logically linked tools and has integrated the pragmatic Failure Mode Avoidance approach into the Design for Six Sigma methodology: