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The bank in the following case study had been encountering problems with new customer accounts. The banks senior management decided to execute a Design for Six Sigma project to improve the information-gathering process for account setup. The project team followed the Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify (DMADV) roadmap.
A medical devices company launched a substrate development effort using DFSS and DOE to predict the stress caused by the laser welding process and ensure product reliability.
A pharmaceutical company applied selected DFSS tools to develop a new process for recruiting sales representatives using the IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, Verify) roadmap.
IDOV is one popular methodology for designing products and services (DFSS) to meet Six Sigma Standards.
The basic Six Sigma toolkit does not provide the rigor needed to invent a new product or service (or completely overhaul an existing process) - DMEDI does.
Using DFSS, a high-tech company explored the use of haptics to provide gentle vibration with wearable devices (such as a necklace) for the highest successful notification rate.
In this case study, pharmaceutical developers use the DFSS methodolgy to find the best formula for masking the bitter taste of a drug's active ingredient.
DFSS was used to develop a new pharmacovigilance system (captures and analyzes observed drug side effects) in association with the launch of a new drug.
In this DMADV case study, a large financial-services company revamped its entire performance management system through a Design for Six Sigma project.
Making a single DMAIC-DFSS roadmap elicits numerous coexistence and integration questions. Nonetheless, a combined core roadmap is possible.
DMAIC and DMADV are two Six Sigma methodologies that eliminate defects from a process or product; learn about them and when it is most appropriate to use each.
When turnaround time analysis revealed that the treatment of patients with simple lacerations took an average of more than two hours, the process was analyzed and streamlined.
Beginning in 2003, Black & Veatch established Six Sigma to unify and control change in its processes. In its fifth year, Six Sigma was used to optimize design processes by linking design efficiency metrics to total installed costs.
A business can save resources by evaluating the feasibility of an idea early on; a capability provided by the use of Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS).