This book provides a systematic methodology for incorporating Six Sigma into the earliest stages of every project. Six Sigma is today's most honored and effective quality initiative. Yet to achieve optimal results from such an initiative, companies must first master the building blocks of Six Sigma. "Design for Six Sigma" shows decision makers at all levels how to implement Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools and techniques from earliest design through final production of virtually any product, service, or process. Look to this latest addition to McGraw-Hill's popular, reader-friendly "Briefcase Books" series to learn: specific functions and activities for each phase of the DFSS methodology; important tools - and their uses - for ensuring DFSS efficiency and efficacy; and vital guidelines and tips for seamless, successful DFSS implementation. Six Sigma is an integral methodology that, to ensure success, must be integrated at each step of production.Let "Design for Six Sigma" show you how to join today's quality leaders by incorporating DFSS into each step of your new product/service development program - for maximum impact and return on your Six Sigma investment. "Briefcase Books" are written specifically for today's busy manager.Each book features eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms icon - clear definitions of key DFSS terms and jargon; Smart Managing icon - how to use DFSS techniques to improve decision making; Tricks of the Trade icon - front-line hints and tips for integrating DFSS; Mistake proofing icon - advice for limiting costly Six Sigma miscues and mistakes; Caution icon - warning signs for potential problems or disasters; For Example icon - how others have used DFSS to optimize processes; and, Tools icon - specific methods for implementing DFSS at every level.