Chapter 5. Strategic Research and Technology Development Process

Strategic Research and Technology Development Process

Six Sigma–Enhanced Research and Technology Development

The development of new technology is the fuel that powers the timely delivery of new products and new production processes. It enables the fulfillment of the product portfolio requirements and strategic growth goals of the business. Within this portion of the total product development process, advances in performance and quality are actually born. Any company that does not view its R&TD team as the strategic starting point (see Figure 5.1) for the physical development of quality and for laying the foundation for efficient cycle-time ...

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