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

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Chapter 23. Process Mapping

As the product development team completes the selection of a process to manufacture the new product using QFD2.5, the team will now develop a process map. As shown in Figure 23-1, the process map is the first in a series of analytical tools designed to identify the most important input variables for manufacturing the new product. Successful identification of key process input variables (KPIVs) for the new product requires the development of a thorough process map. Failure to include an important variable on the process map will result in the product's inability to consistently meet customer requirements. If a key input variable is not included on the process map, the development team will eventually learn that a key ...

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