Over the last two days many of the presenters have all touched upon a common theme: The hardest part of a Design for Six Sigma implementation is not the technical aspects of DFSS, but the organizational challengers, the soft side of the equation. Success is more about influencing the people than using the methodology.

Today’s presentations included, Raytheon, Boston Scientific, AMETEK, CSC, Ansell Healthcare, and NewYork-Presbyterian. A highlight for me today was the presentation by Ed Craven of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He outlined their Six Sigma program in great detail, which I will no doubt post to the blog.

In speaking with many of the conference attendees, they all agreed that the conference was very helpful. From networking to learning new techniques, the attentive attendee takes away a bit of knowledge to steer their DFSS implementation towards greater success.

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