UniPlus Design and Consulting can provide support to scale your business from a few prototype units to mass production.
Here are some examples of processes, methods or tools that can be utilized to minimize problems during the industrialization phase:
The house of quality, the basic design tool of the management approach known as quality function deployment (QFD), originated in 1972 at Mitsubishi’s Kobe shipyard site.
QFD is a method developed in Japan beginning in 1966 to help transform the voice of the customer into engineering characteristics for a product by coordinating skills within an organization.
Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma methodology forms a solid basis for your innovation process. With the proper training and development, an innovation culture can be established.
All innovations stem from a need, which defines a common motive of delivering quality products and solutions consistently to customers.
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) gives project teams a framework to identify potential design or process related failures and to estimate how these will affect the customer.
FMEA is used in the analyze stage of DMAIC.
Understanding both the nature and the cause of a problem is the only way to figure out which actions will resolve it. UniPlus can introduce problem solving tools that facilitate collaboration, encourage creative thinking and facilitate effective solution implementation.
Similarities and Differences Between Lean and Six Sigma
Lean and Six Sigma both signify a system for continuous improvement of business processes. While Lean focuses on waste reduction/elimination, process simplification, value stream mapping, and reduce rework in the value chain. Six Sigma focuses on setting up a set of systems and people-aligned processes focussing on improving consistency of quality outcome to customers.
- Lean helps increase process efficiency by focusing on speed and cost optimization.
- Lean ensures the stability of processes.
- Six Sigma focuses on quality improvement by reducing variation using statistical tools and techniques.
- Six Sigma employs the DMAIC model (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) for existing products/services while DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) is deployed for new products/service design.