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Lean Six Sigma by Michael L. George

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Chapter 15Design for Lean Six Sigma

With Ken Jacobson1

Design for Lean Six Sigma (DLSS) applies all the Improve methods and tools described in Part II to the product development process. The objective of DLSS is that products go into production meeting customer performance and cost goals, with robust performance and with defects prevented. The DLSS process should make further rapid improvement possible as market and cost demands change with time.

Chapter 11 described a number of tools that contribute to these goals. For example, Figure 11-6 shows how asymmetry can be designed into a product to prevent assembly errors. An example of Robust Design (an application of ...

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