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Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is an innovative approach for the design or redesign of a process, product, or service from the ground up. It follows a 'pay me now or pay me later' adage by spending effort and time on creating a Six Sigma level process or product design up front, avoiding efforts to fix them later. Tools such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) are extensively used to achieve DFSS goals. FMEA helps identify possible failures and their potential impact on a design, manufacturing assembly process, or product or service and prioritize actions to address them. This course will examine how Six Sigma combines DFSS and tools such as FMEA to reach its organizational goals. It introduces key DFSS and FMEA methodologies and concepts, distinguishes DFSS methodologies from Six Sigma DMAIC, and explains how to prioritize process and design risks using FMEA. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward their certifications and becoming productive members of their Six Sigma project teams.
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Green Belt certification; quality professionals, engineers, production managers, and frontline supervisors; process owners and Champions charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level