Six Sigma in an R&D context

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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?


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ger de Waard
Management Consultant, Netherlands


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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