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

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Chapter 36. Production Scale-up

As design work for a new product moves to completion, the design team will begin to focus on scaling up the product from product development to full production. Production scale-up is a critical step in the DFSS process for several reasons. First, the equipment configuration and operating conditions selected for initial product production, which we call "production start-up" or simply "start-up", will determine to a large extent how capable the process will be to meet customer requirements over the long term. Inadequate process control capability, poor equipment design, lack of understanding of the KPIVs driving product quality, and failure to develop and install reliable process measurement systems at critical ...

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