Managing Variation through the Design Process (EX)
The Delphi design and development framework encompasses Design for Six Sigma with many tool sets, including simulation. Particularly critical, three initiatives target core engineering excellence, which all focus on managing variation Design for Six Sigma, analytical design confirmation covering integrated analysis and test, and dimensional management. Design for Six Sigma shifts the effort on controlling variation forward, up front to the development effort, well ahead of production where it has in the past had the most impact in terms of both quality and cost. Dimensional management enables robust design to be insensitive to process variation.
Keywords: DFSS, Design for Six Sigma, simulation, managing variation, analytical design confirmation, integrated analysis & test, dimensional management, robust design, quality function deployment, QFD, functional independence