Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) utilizes the Six Sigma methodology to develop products, services, and processes that result in more efficiency, more profitability, and higher customer satisfaction. DFSS or Design for Six Sigma utilizes Six Sigma methodologies and tools during the development phase of a new product, service, or process. However, this program goes one step further by including “the voice of the customer” and simulation or testing techniques that are used to show the effectiveness or weaknesses of new designs.
Although individuals without prior knowledge can take the DFSS program, students who are already versed in the Six Sigma methodology will often receive the most benefits. In many cases, students will complete a Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt course, while the DFSS – Design for Six Sigma program supplements learning and provides more knowledge.
With this in mind, who should attend Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)?
This program is perfectly suited for students involved in marketing or product development. It is also a great match for anyone who is tasked with implementing a new process, developing a new product, or creating a new service. As mentioned above, students with no prior experience may join this training, but Green Belts and Black Belts who are familiar with Six Sigma methodologies may get the most benefit from these concepts.
Throughout this training, we will look at proven methods to determine a client’s needs. As with any Six Sigma methodology, this is done through statistical analysis by translating the information into QFD used within the design model creation and valuation. There is no guesswork in Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma.
This specific Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) option is provided online in a self-paced program that may be accessed at anytime from anywhere in the world. It includes an interactive format with an exercise-oriented atmosphere to reinforce the principles taught throughout the program. Students have the ability to pause the training at any point, restart lessons to review certain concepts, stop when needed, and come back to the training when time permits.
I’ve finished my training. Now what?
When you have successfully completed all of the training, quizzes, and exams included in the Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) program, you will be provided with a training certificate. You have the option to be Certified for an additional $300. This would require the completion of a Design for Six Sigma project of your choosing. This must be a real world project and not simulated. The cost of certification will include up to 3 hours of remote assistance with one of our Master Black Belts, who will act as your mentor. Upon successful completion of both the training and your project, you will receive an internationally recognized Design for Six Sigma certification.
Agenda for DFSS – Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
- Design for Six Sigma – The StageGate Process
- Value Propositions
- How to Generate Value for Customers
- Customer Involvement
- Overview of “The Voice of the Customer” (VOC)
- Customer Requirement Creation
- Quality Function Development (QFD) an Introduction
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Peter Peterka has over 15 years of experience as a Master Black Belt and over 20 years of experience working as an improvement expert and engineer. Peter lives and breathes process improvement, and his passion is evident in the training programs he has designed. His knowledge and the inspiration for his training programs can be found in his illustrious career, where he has worked with some of the largest and most respected organizations in the world. This list includes 3M, Dow, GE, HP, Dell, Intel, Xerox, Seagate, the US Men’s Olympic Team, and even Motorola. Peter has a Master of Science Degree with a focus on Statistics from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. During his time at 3M for over 10 years, Peter was immersed in process improvement using Six Sigma methodologies. Peter was also the cultivator of Six Sigma implementation tactics and instructional techniques used for product and process improvement, business process development, and manufacturing.
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