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Theresa, S-Africa

Six Sigma in an R&D context

Is it possible to use Six Sigma to improve the quality of R&D processes? Or do R&D activities naturally defy systematic improvement efforts?
 

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Maarten Peters, The Netherlands
 

Six Sigma in Development

The DMAIC-process as the basis of Six Sigma offers a structural problem-solving methodology.
The Define phase is typical one of the phases and is also critical for the development process with 'Voice of the Customer' as an important input. If there is no customer, there is no market for a product.
Typical development process ends with the Implementation phase and the Control phase (producing the product) is in many cases outside the scope of the Product development team but it is the scope if you look at it from a company perspective.
So yes Six Sigma as a problem solving methodoly is applicable to product development.

 
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Abhay, India
 

Six Sigma in an R&D Development: Design For Six Sigma

Six Sigma methodology can be used in R&D. However, the DMAIC format may be difficult to use, unless ... Sign up

 
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Sundar, India
 

Six Sigma

It is indeed possible to improve results of R&D function via the deployment of DFSS (Design For Six ... Sign up

 
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James Gunn, UK
 

Six Sigma in R&D

Six Sigma is about reducing variance in a process, which doesn't sound like a good thing in R&D. And... Sign up

 
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Leopoldo Araujo, Switzerland
 

Six Sigma in a R&D Context

Well, it depends on your approach... If you are targeting "to improve the quality of R&D processes"... Sign up

 
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Balasingam, Singapore
 

Design for Six Sigma in R&D Context

The approach should be DFSS (Design for Six Sigma). This will provide a detailed process flow and to... Sign up

 
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Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India
 

The Relation between Six Sigma and R&D

@James Gunn: R&D aims at finding causes of variance. Six Sigma aims at reducing variance. So in a wa... Sign up

 
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Ger de Waard
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

TRIZ for R&D DMAD(O)V

TRIZ is a problem solving toolkit: the principal TRIZ tools directs you to find all the ways of solv... Sign up

 

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Discussion Topics
topic 3 Additional Six Sigma Levels
topic The Basis of Six Sigma? Statistics and Discipline
topic Implementing Six Sigma: Roles
👀Six Sigma in an R&D context
topic Six Sigma DMAIC and DMADV
topic The 5 x Why Method (The 5 Whys)
topic Focus of Six Sigma: The 6 Rights
topic Statistical Process Control (SPC)
topic Sustaining Momentum of Process Improvement over Time
topic Is Six Sigma Enough? (To Improve the Quality Level of an Organization...)
topic Six Sigma for Marketing
topic The Cost of Poor Quality: Tools for Effective Control & Reduction
topic Tools for Finding Root Cause in 6 Sigma
topic Add Standardization to DMAIC Phases in Six Sigma (DMAICS)
topic Evaluating Six Sigma Projects
topic Preparing Six Sigma: Requirements
topic Differences Between Six Sigma and TQM
topic Hypothesis Testing in DMAIC Projects
topic Six Sigma Effectiveness
topic Six Sigma in Medical Transcription
topic Disadvantages of Lean Six Sigma. Drawbacks
topic Evaluating Six Sigma Project Leaders
topic Best Practices Lean Six Sigma in Social Care
topic Quality Lessons in Dealing with Contractors
topic Six Sigma Manufacturing Example
topic Six Sigma for Retail
topic 6 Sigma Timeframe/Period
topic Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
topic Six Sigma In Inbound Call Center
topic Six Sigma in Passengers Handling
🔥 7 Key Principles of Six Sigma
topic Next Step after Voice Of Processes have been Defined?
topic Good Practitioner Books on Lean - Six Sigma, S&OP?
topic Organizational Development + Six Sigma or Lean
topic Should Six Sigma start after Lean Implementation?
topic Lean 6 Sigma in Laboratories
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