Design for Six Sigma

  • Theodore T. AllenEmail author


Design for six sigma (DFSS) methods can be viewed as part of six sigma or an alternative method as described in Chap.  1. These methods generally involve teams that have control over the design nominals and specifications. Having this “design control” often means that the teams have relatively great power to improve the system quality. It has been said that 80+% of product quality is determined by the product design specifications meaning that manufacturing and delivery can play only a relatively small role. Design teams, therefore, have great responsibility to ensure that new products or processes are put in place smoothly and foster high quality levels.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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