# Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, Second Edition

by: Kai Yang, Basem S. El-Haik

**Abstract:**An update of the leading resource for industrial engineers and Six Sigma black belts who want to start a Design for Six Sigma programThe first edition of this field-defining handbook made it easier to implement Design for Six Sigma in new product and service development. Now updated throughout, Design for Six Sigma, Second Edition, retains the core of the previous version, while adding extensive new chapters and learning modules on innovation, lean product development, computer simulation, and critical parameter management - plus new thread-through case studies.This updated edition provides unrivalled real-world product development experience and priceless walk-throughs that help readers choose the right design tools at every stage of product and service development. The book includes detailed directions, careful comparisons, and work-out calculations that make every step of the Design for Six Sigma process easier.

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## Table of Contents

**A.**ABOUT THE AUTHORS**B.**Preface**C.**Preface to the First Edition**1.**Quality Concepts**2.**Six Sigma and Lean Fundamentals**3.**Product Development Process and Design for Six Sigma**4.**Design for Six Sigma Deployment**5.**Design for Six Sigma Project Algorithm**6.**DFSS Transfer Function and Scorecards**7.**Quality Function Deployment (QFD)**8.**Axiomatic Design**9.**Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)**10.**Design for X**11.**Failure Mode–Effect Analysis**12.**Fundamentals of Experimental Design**13.**Taguchi’s Orthogonal Array Experiment**14.**Design Optimization: Taguchi’s Robust Parameter Design**15.**Design Optimization: Advanced Taguchi Robust Parameter Design**16.**Tolerance Design**17.**Response Surface Methodology**18.**Design Validation**A.**Acronyms

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**A.**ABOUT THE AUTHORS**B.**Preface**C.**Preface to the First Edition**1.**Quality Concepts**2.**Six Sigma and Lean Fundamentals**3.**Product Development Process and Design for Six Sigma- Introduction
- More on the Product Development Process
- Lean Principles in Product Development
- Lean Product Development Approaches
- What Is Design for Six Sigma?
- Why “Design for Six Sigma?”
- Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Phases
- More on Design Process and Design Vulnerabilities
- Differences between Six Sigma and DFSS
- What Kinds of Problems Can Be Solved by DFSS?
- Design for a Six Sigma (DFSS) Company
- Features of a Sound DFSS Strategy
- Appendix: Historical Development in Design

**4.**Design for Six Sigma Deployment**5.**Design for Six Sigma Project Algorithm- Introduction
- Form a Synergistic Design Team (DFSS Algorithm Step 1)
- Determine Customer Expectations (DFSS Algorithm Step 2)
- Understand Functional Requirements Evolution (DFSS Algorithm Step 3)
- Generate Concepts (DFSS Algorithm Step 4)
- Select the Best Concept (DFSS Algorithm Step 5)
- Finalize the Physical Structure of the Selected Concept (DFSS Algorithm Step 6)
- Initiate Design Scorecards and Transfer Function Development (DFSS Algorithm Step 7)
- Assess Risk Using DFMEA/PFMEA (DFSS Algorithm Step 8)
- Transfer Function Optimization (DFSS Algorithm Step 9)
- Design for X (DFSS Algorithm Step 10)
- Tolerance Design and Tolerancing (DFSS Algorithm Step 11)
- Pilot and Prototyping Design (DFSS Algorithm Step 12)
- Validate Deign (DFSS Algorithm Step 13)
- Launch Mass Production (DFSS Algorithm Step 14)
- Project Risk Management
- Other DFSS Roadmaps

**6.**DFSS Transfer Function and Scorecards**7.**Quality Function Deployment (QFD)**8.**Axiomatic Design**9.**Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)- Introduction
- TRIZ Foundations
- TRIZ Problem-Solving Process
- Physical Contradiction Resolution/Separation Principles
- Technical Contradiction Elimination—Inventive Principles
- Functional Improvement Methods/TRIZ Standard Solutions
- Complexity Reduction/Trimming
- S-Curve Analysis of Technical Systems
- Evolution of Technological Systems
- Physical, Chemical, and Geometric Effects Database
- Comparison of Axiomatic Design and TRIZ
- Appendix: Contradiction Table of Inventive Principles

**10.**Design for X**11.**Failure Mode–Effect Analysis**12.**Fundamentals of Experimental Design**13.**Taguchi’s Orthogonal Array Experiment**14.**Design Optimization: Taguchi’s Robust Parameter Design**15.**Design Optimization: Advanced Taguchi Robust Parameter Design**16.**Tolerance Design**17.**Response Surface Methodology**18.**Design Validation**A.**Acronyms

**Book Details**

**Title: **Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, Second Edition

**Publisher: **McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

**Copyright / Pub. Date: **2009, 2003 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

**ISBN: **9780071547673

**Authors:****Kai Yang**
Ph.D., is an associate professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is also a consultant with extensive experience in quality and reliability engineering.**Basem S. El-Haik**
Ph.D., is director of Enterprise Excellence and is presently spearheading the effort to deploy Design for Six Sigma across Textron Enterprise.

**Description: **
An update of the leading resource for industrial engineers and Six Sigma black belts who want to start a Design for Six Sigma programThe first edition of this field-defining handbook made it easier to implement Design for Six Sigma in new product and service development. Now updated throughout, Design for Six Sigma, Second Edition, retains the core of the previous version, while adding extensive new chapters and learning modules on innovation, lean product development, computer simulation, and critical parameter management - plus new thread-through case studies.This updated edition provides unrivalled real-world product development experience and priceless walk-throughs that help readers choose the right design tools at every stage of product and service development. The book includes detailed directions, careful comparisons, and work-out calculations that make every step of the Design for Six Sigma process easier.