Quality Processes

To have quality built into a new product is very important. Here are a few processes that people have used or are using to try to ensure quality. Some of them have come more from a manufacturing perspective, rather than a design perspective, and so may have to be adapted to be suitable for product development.

TQM

Total Quality Management.

Six Sigma

Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma

Six Sigma

DFSS

Design for Six Sigma

APQP

Advanced Product Quality Planning. Big in the automotive industry

Robust Engineering

Methodology developed by Taguchi.

Failure Mode Avoidance

Method for avoiding failures by better design