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Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Tools for Engineers and Engineering Managers by Xuru Ding, Wei Zhan

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CHAPTER 7

Design for Six Sigma

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)is a natural extension of Six Sigma to the upstream of product development process, when designs can be optimized for quality assurance. In this chapter, we provide a compact introduction to DFSS, including its importance, concept, basic techniques, and process.

In Section 7.1, we introduce the reader to the concept of DFSS with an example, showing how DFSS can provide competitive advantages to businesses. We then briefly review the history of DFSS and contrast it with Six Sigma. Section 7.2 explains the five phases of DFSS in more detail, and presents the basic methodology illustrated with examples. Section 7.3 is a discussion on how to systematically implement DFSS in an enterprise setting. ...

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