Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFSS)

Course Description

This course is designed for Executives and Managers working directly with Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts on Lean Design for Six Sigma. Topics include an overview of the core methodologies associated with developing products and services that customers want and need to purchase and maximizes customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • Describe the Design for Six Sigma strategy
  • Understand Management’s role in the Design for Six Sigma initiative
  • Integration of DFSS with current Lean Six Sigma and NPI activities
  • Understand the DFSS methodology and how it applies to NPI development activities.
  • Establish and utilize DFSS metrics


4 Hours

Contact Information


1 (650) 967-2700

P.O. Box 2103
Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0103

Course Outline:

DFSS Introduction

Management Infrastructure for DFSS

Integrating DFSS with New Product Development Processes

DMADV Methodologies (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify)
Voice of the Market, Voice of the Customer
Lean Six Sigma deployment model
Quality Function Deployment
Design for X
Design guidelines and constraints
Design for Manufacturability and evaluating design performance
Robust Optimization and Tolerance Design
Reliability Analysis

Implementation Issues and Timelines