This two week curriculum follows the DMEDI methodology (Define, Measure, Explore, Develop, and Implement). The modules are packed with both product development and new process examples. Our unique format makes it easy to learn and easy to teach.

Introduction to Design for Lean Six Sigma

Overview of the Define Phase (Charter, MGPP, Risk Management, Communication Plan)

Measure Phase

  • Voice of the Customer
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Target Costing
  • Scorecards
  • Basic Statistics
  • Understanding Variation and Control Charts
  • Process Capability
  • Measurement Systems Analysis - Appendix

Explore Phase

  • Concept Generation
  • TRIZ
  • Concept Selection – Pugh and AHP
  • Statistical Tolerance Design
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Design FMEA

Develop Phase

  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Testing Means and Variances
  • Solution Development
  • Intro to Design of Experiments
  • Full-Factorial DOE
  • Fractional Factorial DOE
  • DOE Simulation
  • Lean Design
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Intro to Reliability - Optional

Overview of the Implement Phase (Prototype and Pilot, Process Control, Implementation Planning)

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ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2019
March 4–5, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

"Data Visualizations: In the Realm of Big Data"
Lisa Custer, PhD

Lean Six Sigma World Conference
March 13–14, 2019
San Antonio, TX

"Best Practices in Lean Six Sigma – Highlights from the Benchmarking Study"
Kimberly Watson-Hemphill and Kristine Nissen Bradley

ASQ World Conference
May 20–22, 2018
Fort Worth, TX

"Measuring Sense of Urgency: A Leadership Dilemma"
Jeff Kahne, PhD


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ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2019

ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2019

March 4 - 5, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

Lisa Custer, PhD presents "Data Visualizations: In the Realm of Big Data"