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Design for Six Sigma Manufacturing Focus (DFSS)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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Supercharge Your Design Skillsets

Design for Six Sigma gives you everything you need to protect your new (or existing) products and processes against waste, defects, and errors.

Course Overview
Length

5 consecutive days, 36 hours of instruction

Price

$3,575 USD

How many CEUs are available?

3.6 CEUs

Who is this training and education appropriate for?
  • Engineers
  • Product Owners
  • Scientists R&D Professionals
  • Anyone interested in perfecting their products and services
Are there any prerequisites?
  • Knowledge of basic statistics, process capability and measurement system analysis. E-learning associated with this course will focus on these requirements to prepare the student.
  • Laptop computer running Minitab and Microsoft Excel.
  • It is also recommended, but not required, that the student complete the Innovation Design and Tools course prior to taking the DFSS course so that the concepts of front-end design prepare the student for the back-end of innovation design concepts.
Does this course count as one of the electives for the Master Black Belt and Lean Master programs?

Design for Lean Six Sigma is an elective course for Master Black Belt but not for Lean Master.

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a powerful methodology for ensuring the quality and reliability of new product and process designs that exceed current market maturity levels or break into entirely new markets. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), can be applied across many environments.

This course focuses on product design and manufacturing or any process that produces a tangible product, including mining, refining, chemical and polymer processing, and energy production.

Beyond traditional DFSS approaches, we emphasize the often-missing element of front-end innovation to truly understand customer needs and how to translate those needs into design parameters.

You’ll learn about the details of DFSS in a focused workshop environment—complete with interactive lectures, group exercises and individualized mentoring on real, problematic data sets and projects that you bring to class. Additionally, the instructor will tailor content and examples to the composition of each class.


Course Schedule Options
Denver, CO
May 18-22, 2020

Course Details

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a powerful methodology for ensuring the quality and reliability of new product and process designs that exceed current market maturity levels or break into entirely new markets. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), can be applied across many environments.

This course focuses on product design and manufacturing or any process that produces a tangible product, including mining, refining, chemical and polymer processing, and energy production. (For a focus in other environments, such as services, financial, healthcare, research, business model and startups, we recommend our Innovation and Design Tools course.)

The Design for Six Sigma course applies the popular DMADV (Define-Measure-Analyze-Design-Verify) methodology used by practitioners around the world.  Beyond traditional DFSS approaches, we emphasize the often-missing element of front-end innovation to truly understand customer needs and how to translate those needs into design parameters. Participants also learn how to apply Lean thinking to new product design and development processes, enabling your organization to generate optimal designs at a rapid pace and stay ahead of the market.

Design is a truly cross-functional undertaking, not the sole responsibility of the product development function. While statistical design tools are an integral part of this course, the importance of defining and translating customer needs, financial and risk analysis, Lean manufacturing and assembly techniques, maintainability and sustainability are also emphasized.

You’ll learn about the details of DFSS in a focused workshop environment—complete with interactive lectures, group exercises and individualized mentoring on real, problematic data sets and projects that you bring to class. Additionally, the instructor will tailor content and examples to the composition of each class.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use DMADV, Lean and Innovation methodologies to complete new product and process development projects.
  • Discern between DMADV and DMAIC project opportunities.
  • Describe the objectives of each DMADV phase.
  • Complete a project financial and risk analyses.
  • Analyze a Quality Function Deployment.
  • Select concepts based on a Pugh Matrix.
  • Complete a design scorecard.
  • Design and analyze a robust designed experiment.
  • Describe the elements of a process and the transactional roadmap.
  • Predict output variability using techniques such as Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Analyze reliability data.
  • Predict service levels based on resource decisions.
  • Describe the principles of Design for Manufacturer and Assembly
  • Define inventory policies based on desired service levels.
  • Select appropriate maintenance strategies for products.
Day one
  • DFSS Overview
  • Product and Process Design Methodology
  • Project Risk Analysis
  • Design Financial Analysis
Day two
  • Job To Be Done
  • Outcome Expectations
  • Translating Needs into Design
  • Generating Innovative Concepts
Day three
  • Concept Selection (Pugh Matrix)
  • Lean Design Principles
  • Mistake Proofing
Day four
  • Robust Design
  • Tolerance Design
  • Flow
  • Design FMEA
Day five
  • Prototyping and Piloting
  • Synchronization and Lean
  • Getting Started with DFSS
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