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Is there a need for a new process model in product development when implementing DFSS?
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2013 (English)In: 2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services, 2013, 1618-1624 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a management concept fostering continuous improvement and structuring of organizations' product development processes and their included activities. Traditionally this concept is described based on the three perspectives of processes, roles and product development methods. However, most companies working with product development are not new in the product development field. They have a tradition of developing products and thus, already an existing product development process. Therefore, the question arises whether there is a need for another concept introducing a process structure for the product development field. It is also questionable if the provided process structures in DFSS contribute with something new. This article presents an analysis of seven companies, longtime DFSS adopters as well as non-DFSS organizations, from the perspective of how well their product development process resembles the ones advocated in DFSS with the purpose to find out if there is a need for a development process structure in DFSS or if that is common sense and a pre-requisite that already exists in mature developing organizations.

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2013. 1618-1624 p.
Keyword [en]
Continuous improvements, Design for Six Sigma, Developing product, Development process, Process Modeling, Process structures, Product development methods, Product development process
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140922ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890823246ISBN: 978-189084327-4OAI: diva2:693468
2013 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013; San Jose, CA; United States; 28 July 2013 through 1 August 2013

QC 20140204

Available from: 2014-02-04 Created: 2014-02-04 Last updated: 2014-02-04Bibliographically approved

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