Design for Six Sigma Tools You Need to Know Right Now



Genna Weiss
12/08/2009

In this Profit through Process podcast, Genna Weiss speaks with Ali Fouani, a certified DFSS Master Black Belt and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with over 16 years experience in product development, quality, operations and manufacturing. Fouani goes over the DFSS tools that your company can leverage to bolster its competitiveness in the market.

You will hear about the various versions of DFSS, such DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify) and IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, Verify), and how the methodology compares to Six Sigma. You will also learn about various critical DFSS tools, such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Design of Experiments (DOE) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and where you would apply these tools within the design process.

Fouani offers best practices for how practitioners can be trained on DFSS tools, including Just-in-Time training.

He also advises that DFSS tools be linked to the Voice of the Customer in order for you to design products that your customer actually wants.