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January 06, 2014

SIX SIGMA or DFSS which does it better?

After getting a background introduction of what DFSS is today in class and based on my previous knowledge of six-sigma I would say that DFSS seem to have a broader significant effect on organisation than six-sigma.

I think this is so because six-sigma is a methodology that focuses on improving existing business process especially in manufacturing industry and if the there is so much variation in the process this tends to affects the quality of the output and it would sort of be like a drawback in the organisations journey to achieving quality in its products.

This is where the importance of DFSS comes to play since the major goal of the DFSS is all about designing high quality product based on customers values and feedback organisation focus should be on designing quality into the product from the design phase and in such a way that much attention won’t have to be paid to the production process of such product. I think this is why Toyota is still one of the most successful automobile companies now because they have been able to fully implement the DFSS methodology (in terms of quality, price and continuous innovation) into their products and in turn satisfy customer’s needs.

Ability to stay ahead of competition in this age means ability to deliver high quality product at a minimal cost and faster delivery period. So I think organisations focus should be on adopting and implementing the DFSS methodology while using six-sigma as a supporting method..

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