Design for X (DFX)
Successful organizations, in both the manufacturing and service sectors, are becoming more customer focused. New products and services to meet the existing and future needs of customers are being introduced. In the continued quest for superior products and services, there is a drive to reduce cycle time and times to market while reacting faster to market and technology changes. A number of approaches have been adopted to increase the efficiency of the product-development process. These approaches have become known cumulatively as "design for X" (DFX), where "X" denotes any key elements that are related to product development - manufacturing, production, cost, assembly, or recycling. Although DFX focuses on manufacturing, its related concepts and tools may also be applied to service organizations. This course introduces the concept of DFX, its evolution as a mature approach, its classification, and best practices. It explores design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) and provides an overview of a number of other common DFXs. It also examines the basic rationale behind them and their application strategies.
Candidates for Black Belt certification; managers and executives overseeing personnel involved in the implementation of Six Sigma in their organization; consultants involved in implementing a Six Sigma proposal; organizations implementing a Six Sigma project
Design for X Framework
DFX Processes and Applications