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DMADV - Define

Define phase

  • The first step in a DFSS project is to establish and maintain a DFSS project team (for both product/service and process) with a shared vision. 
  •  The purpose is to establish and maintain a motivated team.
  • The success of development activities depends on the performance of this team, which is selected according to the project charter.
  • The team should be fully integrated, including internal and external members (suppliers and customers). 
  • Special efforts may be necessary to create a multidiscipline team that collaborates to achieve a Six Sigma–level design.
  • Roles, responsibilities, and resources are best defined upfront, collaboratively, by all team members. The black belt is the team leader.