It’s Time for You to Fill the Gap in Your Product Development Arena

Have you ever wondered what makes your business, efficient? It is not only the money that you invested or and your sheer hard work. To survive in today’s business world you need to be smart. Smart means you need to employ advance tools and techniques in your business processes that do not only make your job easy but save your time.

One of the most complex business processes that a business finds difficult handling in is new product development, popularly known as NPD process. If this process is not fluent, it can hugely impact the reputation of an organization. Not only is the reputation at risk but the future revenues of the company and subsequently, profits.

With these many things on the stake, it becomes extremely important for a company, irrespective of its size that it keeps its emphasis on making constant improvements in the NPD process to make it more smooth and effective. If you have not thought about it till now, then surely you are missing out on something. It is high time that you accelerate this process because accelerating this process will hugely benefit you in including various state of the art techniques like DFSS tools and techniques.

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This NPD process is very important for your business to make steady increments in the number of sales. It is your key to excel in your business through the development of your new products and services. It is very important that you provide such products and services that have impeccable features and are capable in meeting customer needs in a better way. This process makes you superior over your competitors who are already your alternatives in the marketplace.

Recall your recent investments that you have made in your NPD process. Do you really think that it is still a perfectly functioning process with real gates and phases? Is there any owner of your NPD process ? When did you launch your new products with new services simultaneously last time? Product and service development is very crucial for your business to keep accelerating your value in the eyes of your customers. There are techniques that you can use to accelerate your value in the marketplace. You just need to explore them.

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There are many consultancies that are proving expert consulting service to jointly assess your NPD process by comparing it to other booming NPD processes across numerous industries. After the assessment you will be getting exactly what your NPD process needs at the moment. It may be a person-to person assessment, or a complete survey. You would be able to identify the area where you are lacking behind and the reason why you are lacking behind. Take important advices from the expert consultants and improve your NPD process.

The Seven Keys to the Success of DFSS and Its Training Criteria

DFSS- Design for Six Sigma, a much known idea for the ideal marketing life of the product. All the product base companies will need a team that is specialized in designing a road map for the product’s birth and its life according to the scenario. This methodology provides a basic design for the treatment of the product; it is the way to establish a life cycle of the product in the market. It is commonly known as the no error system, because it assures the ninety nine point nine percent of accuracy which cannot be assured through any other method.

The Seven Keys to Design for Six Sigma Success

  • Lively NPD Phase Gate Process
  • Linkage to Growth approach
  • “Mind-Meld” or being in step with promotion
  • Attaining “True VOC” and performing on it
  • Engineering Culture Shift, all engineers in the product at different time.
  • Roadmap and Instruction.
  • Plan by plan Selection & Review.

There are some organizations that will provide a proper DFSS training to your staff and make them an expert in keeping the eye on the product from the production to the distribution; those organizations aims to provide a proper training to the expert panel of the company, to give a long life to their product.

In the USA, the training program has three official levels and those are green belt, black belt and the master black belt: –

DFSS green belt: This level of training is provided for a shorter period under which the applicant team will be introduced with the whole procedure of the DFSS and they will also understand the quality of expertise needed here.

DFSS black belt: The most prominent Expert training program among the green belt and the master green belt. The black belters are the professionals which are prepared for applying the DFSS in the practical world. They are basically trained and make competent in making or applying their own methodology of the Six Sigma.

DFSS Master Black belt: The master black belt is a kind of eligibility, which is the top most educated and practitioners of the whole process of DFSS. They are the most qualified from the others, but it is difficult for any team to go to that level of expertise.

These are the criteria under which the whole training program is divided. I hope this blog will help you in understanding the entire procedure, importance and the need of the DFSS in present as well as in the future, because the calculation of companies life goes through the products life.

Six Sigma- From Idea to the Methodology of the Product

After the liberalization by the government, the products reach throughout the world is increased, this result in a revolutionary increase in demand by overseas market, but the style of working didn’t get the kind of makeover it wants. After the emergence of pity errors it gave birth to the DFSS consultants, who are called as the expert of techniques because Methodology is what Six Sigma is about. So before going anywhere else, let’s start with the basic terminology for error proof process.

 What is six sigma master black belts?

 Six Sigma, a master black belt is a process where an eye grabs the product from the production process till it reaches the consumer; it is the duty of the six sigma official that there should be no error point by the eye of the consumer, these include the officials like Six Sigma-Black Belt, Consultant, Analysts, Functional Project Lead, Program Manager, Lead Analyst/Project Manager, Director of Operational Excellence, Business Process Manager or Senior Projects Manager.

Methodology is what Six Sigma is about

As I said before, It generally evolves two methods, the first method is used for the project, which already marked its presence still lacking somewhere, that kind of product evolves with the well defined and designed, measure, analyze, improve and control that is DMAIC. The second one is the design for six sigma, this is applied when making of a new product or its launching is going to be done, so that the product, process and service become defect-free, this process includes IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize and Validate) and DMADV (Design, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify).

Why six sigma is needed?

Before birth- When a product is yet to take birth, then companies use to hire DFSS consultants to take care of all the methods and till its launching, due to their serious concern over one product, it generally results in the successful survival graph of the product in the market.

 After birth- When a product is already released to capture its market, but still struggling to make the position, then also a six sigma black belt expert is hired to research the whole life and future of the product to apply certain changes in it which results in floating at the optimum level (most secured position) of the competition.

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The final remark

This process is basically discovered to perform the role of an inspector whose duty is to watch all the activities related to the product and its method, so that nothing bad can touch the product till it reaches the consumer, this is done by the black belts or commonly known as the DFSS (design for Six Sigma).