Design For Six Sigma 

Course Description

Elevate your industrial processes with our intensive Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) course. Unlike traditional Six Sigma, DFSS is centered on designing processes and products from the outset to ensure optimal quality and efficiency.

This comprehensive training program allows participants to delve deep into the DFSS methodology, which is specifically tailored for the design or redesign of industrial processes. The course covers advanced topics such as robust design methods, tolerance design, and reliability testing - all aimed at minimizing defects and variability in the industrial process.

Participants will learn how to effectively apply DFSS principles in their operations to enhance product quality, reduce production costs, and boost overall operational efficiency. The course includes hands-on exercises and case studies to provide participants with practical experience in applying these concepts to real-world industrial challenges.


4 labs, two consecutive 4-hour days, eight 4-hour sessions in total

Delivery Mode: 
Virtual Lab
Lean Six Sigma
32 hrs
CEU Credits: 


Course Overview

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able

  • Grasp the principles and methodology of DFSS for industrial process improvement.
  • Master robust design methods, tolerance design, and reliability testing.
  • Learn to apply DFSS to enhance product quality and reduce costs.
  • Gain practical experience in DFSS through real-world case studies and exercises.
  • Equip themselves to lead DFSS projects and boost operational efficiency in their organization.


Although no prior knowledge of Six Sigma is required, a basic understanding of industrial processes would be beneficial.

Who Should Attend?
  • Professionals in design and development roles.
  • Quality assurance personnel.
  • Engineers involved in process optimization.
  • Project managers in various fields.
  • Team leaders across sectors.
  • Product developers in any industry.
  • Individuals interested in learning about process improvement methodologies.

To be eligible to obtain CEUs
Participants must attend all instructor-led sessions and fully contribute to all instructional activities.

The Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) course is a comprehensive program that focuses on the application of Six Sigma methodologies to the design or redesign of industrial processes. It is an intensive training program that provides a deep understanding of DFSS methodology, emphasizing its role in optimizing quality and efficiency from the very onset of process design.

The curriculum of this course covers advanced topics such as robust design methods, tolerance design, and reliability testing. These subjects are integral to minimizing defects and variability in industrial processes, thereby improving product quality and operational efficiency. The objective is to design processes and products with Six Sigma performance in mind, reducing the need for subsequent modifications or corrections.

This course employs a hands-on approach to learning, incorporating practical exercises and case studies into the curriculum. This approach allows participants to apply DFSS principles to real-world industrial challenges, providing valuable practical experience alongside theoretical learning. It ensures that the knowledge gained is not just relevant but immediately applicable, enhancing the overall learning experience.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have developed a thorough understanding of DFSS and its practical applications. They will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement DFSS in their industrial operations, driving substantial improvements in product quality and operational efficiency. This course serves as a stepping stone for professionals interested in leveraging Six Sigma methodologies to elevate their industrial processes and achieve breakthrough objectives.

3.2 CEUs are available for this course

19.5 PDUs are available for this course

  • DFSS Overview 
  • DFSS Phases and Deliverables
  • Project Risk and Benefit Analysis
  • Developing Customer Functional Requirements
  • QFD: Customer-focused Product Design
  • Lean Design & Product Development
  • DFMA: Design for Manuf. & Assy.
  • Design for Maintainability
  • Intro. to Design for Robustness
  • Principles of Robust Design
    • Variation Transmission Analysis – VarTran Software
  • Intro. to Tolerance Design
  • Introduction to Design for Reliability
  • Reliability Data Analysis
  • Reliability Predictions 
  • Pugh Matrix Design Selection 
  • DFSS Design Scorecards
  • Getting Started with DFSS

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Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment. We ask for 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

  • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
  • Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
  • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
  • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
  • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.

You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.