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

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Chapter 33. Seeking an Optimal Solution

The goal of any new product commercialization effort is to meet the needs of customers while maximizing the product's financial value in the market. Throughout the development process, the technical team works to identify and understand how changes in the settings of key input variables (X's) affect the performance of critical output parameters (Y's). Once developed, these transfer function relationships are used to determine the value at which each individual input must be controlled in order to achieve the product attributes desired by the customer. In an ideal world, each output parameter would be dependent on a small set of input variables that have no impact on other outputs, as shown in Figure 33-1 ...

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