Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS)
What you will learn
Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS), also known as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), is a powerful methodology for ensuring the quality and reliability of new product and process designs in any environment (manufacturing, services, financial, healthcare, research). Unlike other courses, this course uniquely combines the best knowhow for developing efficient and waste-free designs (the Lean aspect), as well as those that are defect and error-free (the Six Sigma aspect).
This course begins with the idea that design is a truly cross-functional undertaking, not the sole responsibility of the product development function. While statistical design tools are an integral part of this course, the importance of VOC (voice of the customer), financial analysis and supplier selection is also emphasized.
I had hit a wall with DMAIC... with DFLSS I now have a new arsenal of new tools for breakthrough.
Dean Kounelis - Master Black Belt, Siemens VDO Automotive
The course includes an introduction to the DMADV (Define-Measure-Analyze-Design-Verify) methodology used by DFLSS and DFSS practitioners. In addition, students learn key Lean and innovation tools that aid in the design process. Plus, the tools learned can be applied to any process any time in any environment—so they are very robust in this regard.
Like all BMGI courses, this course has an applied focus. Participants bring their unique challenges and data sets to the workshop so they can make progress toward their particular goals. The DFLSS course often enables participants to solve previously unsolvable problems in their organizations.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand how design for Lean (DFLSS) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) overlap and when to emphasize either, or both.
- Use DMADV, Lean and Innovation methodologies to complete new product and process development projects.
- Discern between DMADV and DMAIC project opportunities.
- Describe the objectives of each DMADV phase.
- Complete a project financial and risk analyses.
- Analyze a Quality Function Deployment.
- Select concepts based on a Pugh Matrix.
- Complete a design scorecard.
- Design and analyze a robust designed experiment.
- Describe the elements of a process and the transactional roadmap.
- Predict output variability using techniques such as Monte Carlo simulations.
- Analyze reliability data.
- Predict service levels based on resource decisions.
- Describe the principles of Design for Manufacturer and Assembly
- Define inventory policies based on desired service levels.
- Select appropriate maintenance strategies for products.
Free problem solving resources
Course at a Glance
Laptop computer running Minitab and Microsoft Excel
Basic understanding of statistics
€ 2,475 (Exclusive of VAT)