Six Sigma for Technical Processes: An Overview for R&D Executives, Technical Leaders, and Engineering Managers (Paperback)
  • Six Sigma for Technical Processes: An Overview for R&D Executives, Technical Leaders, and Engineering Managers (Paperback)

Six Sigma for Technical Processes: An Overview for R&D Executives, Technical Leaders, and Engineering Managers (Paperback)

Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 14/05/2010
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Use Six Sigma to achieve and sustain excellence in product development and commercialization!

To sustain growth and profitability, companies must tightly align product development and commercialization to fast-changing customer requirements. In this book, Clyde Creveling identifies the four process areas most crucial to doing so-and shows executives and managers how to optimize each of them.

Creveling introduces a Six Sigma-enabled workflow that encompasses strategic product/technology portfolio definition and development, research and technology development (R&TD), tactical design engineering processes for commercialization, and operational production and service support. He presents tools, methods, and best practices for selecting the right projects, prioritizing them, and executing them rapidly, consistently, and successfully.

Integrate all key technical processes so they work together in harmony Create Phase/Gate control plans for delivering products with minimal risk Establish scorecards for risk management in technical processesUse Six Sigma tools, such as Monte Carlo and FMEA, to improve project managementBring discipline to your product and technology portfolio renewal processesSystematically optimize your commercialization processesDefine stripped-down "Fast Track" processes for commercializing high-risk, high-reward opportunitiesProvide effective operational support after you launch your productPreview the future of "lean" and Six Sigma in technical processesUse lean techniques to streamline repeatable processes such as R&D, product design, and post-launch production engineering supportLearn how to manage the risk of doing a fast track commercialization project when you really must cut corners to get a product out into the market before your opportunity evaporates

Foreword by John Boselli xiii

Preface xv

About the Author xxi

Chapter 1: Introduction to Six Sigma for Technical Processes 1

Chapter 2: Scorecards for Risk Management in Technical Processes 21

Chapter 3: Project Management in Technical Processes 35

Chapter 4: Strategic Product and Technology Portfolio Renewal Process 51

Chapter 5: Strategic Research and Technology Development Process 95

Chapter 6: Tactical Product Commercialization Process 163

Chapter 7: Fast Track Commercialization 275

Chapter 8: Operational Post-Launch Engineering Support Processes 293

Chapter 9: Future Trends in Six Sigma and Technical Processes 317

Glossary 323

Index 351

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780137069859
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 621 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm

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