Towards a Robust design using Six Sigma principles
There are several factors that make for a robust design of a product. These include dependability, reliability, and affordability. These factors center around quality improvement, and Six Sigma offers a fresh approach towards implementing a robust design.
The Six Sigma method uses data and statistical analysis to enhance the performance of an organization. It also drives towards a robust design by removing defects in the development process and strategy. In the process, Six Sigma also ensures enhanced profits. It takes into account Voice-of-Customers (VOCs) and Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) characteristics through experiments. Informit.com reports:
Six Sigma is a rigorous and disciplined methodology that uses data and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company’s operational performance. It identifies and eliminates “defects” in product development, manufacturing, and service-related processes. The goal of Six Sigma is to increase profits by eliminating variability, defects, and waste that undermine customer loyalty.