For the majority of organizations, long-term success is tied directly to the new product development process. Tomorrow’s revenue and growth are tightly bound to how successful you are at launching new products.
…fewer design iterations to achieve the same goals (reduced time to market), more efficient production and delivery processes (reduced operating costs), fewer defects & warranty costs during the entire product life cycle (increased customer satisfaction).
Recall our overarching goal for product development and process improvement: to maximize customer value and minimize cost. Design for Six Sigma can help achieve this goal as follows:
Understand Customer Needs
Define Initial Design Concept
Model Design Performance
Optimize Design for Value
Validate Design and Models