|Project Case Studies|
|How Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Has Been Used in Technology, Service & Fulfillment|
| Abstract: The Bank of America Technology, Service, & Fulfillment (TS&F) organization exists to deliver integrated hardware and software solutions to its customer-facing global business units. This presentation will highlight how Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) has been very effectively used in TS&F to generate real benefits in numerous support functions.
This comprehensive overview will show step-by-step project development through the DMAIC lifecycle for actual projects completed. It will highlight the following: the use of Hoshin-Kanri for project selection and prioritization; the gathering of Voice o...|
|Infusing Six Sigma into Design Methodologies — and the Organizations That Use Them — an R&D Case Study|
| Abstract: How do you convince the subject matter experts, who have decades of experience in their methods, that Six Sigma will improve their designs?
This challenge must eventually be addressed by any company moving to Six Sigma, and was one that Dow Chemical faced early in their quest for improvement. Every year, hundreds of designs are needed for new products and services plus the accompanying processes, plants and information handling systems that are their source. Dow's penchant for work processes meant that defined methods, strongly owned, already existed for generating these designs.
|Product Design Re-Engineering — The HP Way|
| Abstract: HP will share with you a case example of their experience in product design re-engineering, and how they enjoyed an order of magnitude improvement in product launch cycle-time, while at the same time driving down design cost and headcount, while almost doubling the product launch rate -- using the DCOR (Design Chain Operations Reference) model to apply both "Design-For" Six Sigma, identifying and reducing field failure syndromes, and likewise "Design-Of" a Six-sigma process by reducing time, cost, and improving quality to meet business unit and global target goals.
HP is an industry leader ...
|Effectively Applying DFSS in Software Intensive Systems|
| Abstract: The purpose of this presentation and interactive dialogue is to provide participants with context, approaches and industry best practices for effectively integrating Design for Six Sigma in Software Intensive Systems. Because of their business leverage, the following deployment areas will be of particular emphasis: capturing the voice of the customer, architectural evaluation, performance and defect modeling and optimization, lean software development (utilizing Critical Chain techniques), and integration and testing. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Neal Mackertich, an Enterprise Six Sigma Ma...