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What is Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)?

Design for Six Sigma is an innovation methodology, found in various forms, that seeks to sequence proper tools and techniques to design in more value during New Product Development, while creating and using higher quality data for key development decisions

DFSS has many variants to the phases and roadmaps, such as CDOC, IDOV, DMADV, etc. However, they mostly follow a sequence beginning with Voice of the Customer (VOC), then Quality Function Deployment (QFD).

Following clear needs development and mapping to product functions, product robustness, optimization and statistical design techniques are then utilized to make a better product.

A DFSS initiative has a primary goal to grow the revenues and attract more customers to the organization. It is not unusual to see large corporations increasing revenues by double digit percentages, with smaller organizations nearly doubling their revenues.

The DFSS methodology achieves this project by project, developing products and services that better meet customer needs than competing alternatives.

VOC DFSS Roadmap
VOC DFSS Roadmap DFSS Metrics
DFSS Metrics Timeline

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DFSS Experience

With over 10 years of DFSS experience, Joe Ficalora has worked as a DFSS deployment advisor in the Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Medical Devices, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor Industries.

Together with our various associates, companies such as 3M, ATK, Boston Scientific, Cummins Engine, Cutler-Hammer, Johnson and Johnson, L-3 Communication, Merck, Samsung, Sylvania, Trane, and Tyco Electronics have all realized tremendous benefits from our training and consulting activities.

As deployment leaders and advisors for over a decade, Joe Ficalora & Associates understand the issues at hand when designing and deploying Lean Six Sigma and DFSS.

We have customized DFSS training materials and tools for many clients, and certified DFSS Black Belts all over the globe.