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Methodology Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Case Study: A DMADV Approach to Marketing and Advertising

Effective marketing campaigns are important to the economy of the City of Kawartha Lakes, which relies on tourist revenue. Haphazard advertising campaigns needed to be standardized while ensuring customer needs were being met.

Case Study: DFSS Used to Improve Account Setup Process

The bank in the following case study had been encountering problems with new customer accounts. The bank’s 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.

Case Study: Using DFSS and DOE to Increase Product Reliability

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.

Creating a Recruiting Process: DFSS for Process Design

A pharmaceutical company applied selected DFSS tools to develop a new process for recruiting sales representatives using the IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, Verify) roadmap.

Design for Six Sigma – IDOV Methodology

IDOV is one popular methodology for designing products and services to meet Six Sigma standards.

Designing Financial Services with DMEDI

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.

DFSS Case Study: Optimizing Haptics for Sensory Feedback

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.

DFSS Helps Mask a Bitter Taste

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 Study: Develop Software to Track Drug Side Effects

In association with the launch of a new drug, DFSS was used to develop a new pharmacovigilance system to capture and analyze observed drug side effects.

DMADV Case Study: Performance Management System Redesign

In this DMADV case study, a large financial-services company revamped its entire performance management system through a Design for Six Sigma project.

DMAIC and DFSS Roadmaps: How to Connect and Integrate?

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.

Process Model Improves Wound Care Turnaround Time

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.

Six Sigma Drives Design Efficiencies at Black and Veatch

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.

Using DFLSS to Evaluate a New Loan Referral Process

A bank saves resources by evaluating the feasibility of an idea early on, using Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS).

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