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Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Training - (A Sample Format)


Training Program Overview 
This program has been designed to satisfy the special need of an automotive client who wished to to train a group of specialists in DFSS technique. Upon completion of the course, the participants are expected to gain skills and application expertise necessary to handle design optimization and problem solving projects within their own engineering and production activities. In this proposal, the training was supplemented with application projects. 

Our Strategy & Focus 

  • Provide awareness training in popular disciplines (QFD,Six Sigma & Lean) and common quality improvement tools.
  • Train and coach in application skills like DOE and robust design. Support participants with real life project applications after the class which all participants are required to be involved.

Our Vision Output
We hope our client to have a group of their trained professionals well versed in the quality concepts and well trained in applying technique to facilitate design improvement and problem solving projects. These quality improvement experts will have ready skill to confidently handle routine problems with production processes and communicate resolution of such activities in technical terms with internal suppliers and customers. 

Training Objectives 
The training content and delivery under this DFSS program is geared toward preparing the participants to: 

  • Determine customer expectation into engineering specification based on the voice of customer..
  • Facilitate product & process design optimization and technical problem solving projects to completion.
  • Express design improvement in terms of monetary units.
  • Effectively mange quality improvement projects using the modern science of project management.
  • Appropriately use available quality improvement tools.
  • Be watchful of opportunities for elimination of wastes of all kinds and save cost.

Participant Background 
Participants to this DFSS program should have a minimum of two years of college education and should demonstrate natural abilities to improve quality and implement proven concepts to do so. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES    -  Customer liaison engineer/manager,  Product Development engineer/manager, Process Development/engineer/manager, Quality champions, Product validation test engineer/manager, .....


  • Have up to 5 or more projects completed (Potential $ savings or problems resolved)
  • Develop a group of specialists and retain expert level skills by the end of the course.
  • Retain reference materials, textbooks, and software (where applicable) for future application reference.
  • Be recognized by customers to have been trained by instructors with established application knowledge and academic background.



Our typical DFSS training includes the following topics (Customized for cleint's needs): 

I.     Six Sigma Overview                                          - Learn Six Sigma disciplines and DMAIC steps.
II.    QFD Principles and Practices                             -
Understand customer expectations and communicate specifications.
III.   Basic DOE
                                                          - Facilitate design optimization and problem solving projects.
IIIa. Project#1 Support                                                -
Support on project with planning, design, and analysis of results
IIIb. Project#2 Support   
IIIc. Project#3 Support   
IV.  Robust Design Strategies                                     -
Facilitate robust product design projects
IVa.Project #4 Support  
IVb.Project #5 Support 
V.  Loss Function                                                      -
Learn how to express improvement into dollars.
VI. Project Management Principles & Practices
        - Efficiently manage improvement projects 
VII.Common Quality Improvement Tools                      -
Learn to apply the Seven Basic Tools, Capability Statistics, Control Charts, etc.
VIII.Lean Manufacturing                                             
- Relate to waste reductions methods & opportunities