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

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Chapter 3. Six Sigma Financial Metrics

Having examined the business case for DFSS, the next question is how to place a value on a DFSS project. Assessing the financial value of a DFSS project is critical as we discuss DFSS project selection in the next chapter. As mentioned in Chapter 2, use of the DFSS methodology brings significant benefits by helping us improve our knowledge of customer needs, reducing product development rework, and minimizing waste as products are scaled up from technology to manufacturing. In this chapter, we introduce a case study to demonstrate the value of DFSS in improving product commercialization efficiency and effectiveness. This case study is used throughout the remainder of this book to demonstrate DFSS tools sequencing ...

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