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Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma by David W. Bacon, Randy C. Perry

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Chapter 1. What Is Design for Six Sigma?

The history of business is filled with stories of failed product development efforts that have consumed millions of dollars of investment and absorbed untold years of time. Perhaps you are aware of such projects in the history of your own company. They are, unfortunately, all too common.

The development and introduction of new products is arguably the most complex process performed in business today. While the successful commercialization of products requires hard work and dedicated effort, asking employees to simply "work harder" to develop products does not guarantee commercialization success. With fewer resources available for product development and launch, companies are realizing that a structured ...

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