Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

This comprehensive 12-day course provides participants with everything they need to conduct process design for six sigma. It is intended to support participants who are working directly on DFSS projects. Interactive exercises are used throughout the course to engage participants in learning process design and applying the concepts to their daily work. Handout materials include worksheets and templates.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, and technicians who require a comprehensive course to help them make design improvements to products and/or processes


12 days in total, with course content organized into 3 sessions


General familiarity with computers and spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, is helpful. This course requires the use of JMP software.

Expected Results

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Write project charters
  • Capture requirements to define the voice of the customer
  • Produce quality function deployment (QFD) / House of Quality diagrams
  • Conduct failure mode effects and analyses (FMEA/risk management)
  • Use mistake-proofing techniques in manufacturing processes
  • Apply statistical analyses, including:
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Confidence intervals
    • Statistical process control
    • Process capability (normal and non-normal)
    • Measurement system analysis
    • Simple and multiple linear regression
    • Sampling plans
  • Use machine learning algorithms to create predictive models with design and observational data
  • Design and analyze various types of experiments, including mixtures
  • Create robust designs
  • Set ranges of tolerance limits
  • Build design scorecards
  • Integrate multi-objective optimization in process design