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    This page contains links to various discussion topics that relate to DFSS Design for Six Sigma.  This page was last updated on 13th September 2019. Please click on the links below to see the definition, and best reply to the application question. 

    • Algorithm Discussion - Provide some of the latest examples where breakthroughs with improved accuracy or reduced turnaround times have been achieved due to use of effective algorithms for predictive analytics. 
    • Artificial Intelligence Discussion - What is the difference between Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Can the highest level of automation be achieved without the two working in tandem?
    • Design for Assembly Discussion - Explain the meaning and application of DFA index for a component.
    • Design Risk Analysis Discussion - What are the common tools for Design Risk Analysis? 
    • Design of Experiments Discussion - What are the key differences in OFAT (One Factor at A Time) testing and DOE (Design of Experiments)? What are the advantages of one over the other?
    • DFMEA/ Design FMEA Discussion - What are the key differences between PFMEA and DFMEA? How does Design FMEA feed in to Process FMEA? What kind of feedback is expected from Process FMEA to Design FMEA?
    • Kakushin Discussion - Explain the meaning of Kaizen, Kaikaku and Kakushin (The three approaches used in Lean Implementation). How are the three different from each other? How do they complement each other? What would a company lose if one of these as a concept was not utilised?
    • Mistake Proofing Discussion - While it is understood that mistake proofing is immensely effective, there is some confusion about what it means or intends to achieve.
    • Poka Yoke Discussion - 
    • Preventive Action Discussion - While correction is generally unavoidable, corrective actions and preventive actions are mostly optional. Are there situations where both preventive action and corrective action are undesirable and correction is the only  preferred action? 
    • RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Discussion -  What is the difference between Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Can the highest level of automation be achieved without the two working in tandem?
    • Root Cause Discussion - While solving problems, root cause analysis is considered as an obvious step. When is it that one should refer to a “cause” as the “root cause”? (or a set of “causes” as “root causes”)
    • Root Cause Analysis Discussion - In a cause effect relationship, the cause may be either "necessary" or "sufficient" or both or neither of these. How does necessity or sufficiency of cause influence problem solving?
    • Sensitivity Analysis Discussion - How does Sensitivity Analysis relate with Root Cause Analysis? 
    • Validation Discussion - In the DMADV roadmap of Lean Six Sigma, the last phase is Verify/ Validate.
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