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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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