Design for Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development

''The authors of this book have worked as designers and consultants leading the transition from build, test, and fix to disciplined, fact-based designs that delight customers and stakeholders alike. I am not aware of any other book that discusses Design for Six Sigma in such a comprehensive and practical way as this one. This is the right book for leaders and designers who want to change from hoping for the best to expecting the best.'' —Steve Schaus, VP of Operational Excellence, Sequa Corporation Technology companies can only achieve the full benefits of Six Sigma if they implement it proactively, starting with the earliest stages of technology development and product design. To succeed, they must tightly link Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) to the phases and gates of a well-structured product development process, and carefully manage it through a rigorous project management discipline. Design for Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development is the first book to show them how. Coverage includes: Proven techniques for integrating DFSS with program and cycle-time management, technology development, product design, system architecture, and system engineering processes Comprehensive coverage of Critical Parameter Management (CPM), the breakthrough technique for managing complexity in product development Step-by-step techniques and flow diagrams for integrating DFSS tools and best practices into development and design Practical scorecards and checklists for applying DFSS concepts in modern Phase-Gate processes Crucial leadership, financial, and value management issues associated with successful DFSS deployment Design for Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development is a serious text for serious practitioners-and an essential resource for anyone committed to maximizing quality in technology and product development.