Benefits of Attending
DfSS 2009: Excelling in Product Development
‘Building a robust product design system to slash back costs,
cut time-to-market and meet customers’ needs’
"DfSS is more than a few tools and software. It is a culture of accountability and trust between senior leadership and teams, of partnership between marketing, R&D, and manufacturing”
Georgette Belair, VP of Design Excellence & Cross-Business Programs at Cardinal Health, and co-author of ‘Implementing Design for Six Sigma: A Leader’s Guide
DfSS 2009: Excelling in Product Development is now in its 11th year and is the most established annual DfSS meeting where leading industry experts meet each year.
Every industry knows it’ s time to face reality, as none of us can afford to hide from the current economic fall-out, so it has never been more necessary to find the time now to get product development right in the first place, before you have to waste time and money fixing it.
This meeting will tell you how you can join in the ranks of Capital One Bank, who recently delivered an overall ROI of 482% by developing their VOC measurement systems!
Receive guidance and best practice from Manufacturing and Transactional companies and take away key methodologies to Bullet-proof your product development cycle today by preventing problems in your design before they occur tomorrow:
- Economically deploy DfSS through tailored training by following guidelines from Cooper Standard Automotive who’ve balanced training needs and budget cut-backs
- Create a specific DfSS toolset for your organisation: Discover how Seagate adopted tools to meet design deliverables at phase gates
Meet customers’ needs:
- Support design excellence through a clear focus on customer needs by transferring robust VOC to global processes and projects: Life Technology share their best practice
- Execute a holistic DfSS deployment and drive your product development forward with exclusive insights from Textron
Also, don’t miss
Back by popular demand:
You’ve taken time out of the office, so why not make the most of it? The pre-conference focus day on April 27 has sessions tailored specifically to those of you just starting DfSS deployment and those dealing with more advanced issues:
Track 1 – Early Starters’ Focus Day
This day is designed specifically for new practitioners who are getting started with DfSS. Acquire the knowledge to diagnose and design a DfSS system that will fit with your organization’s needs and deliver cost benefit from the get-go
Track 2 – Advanced Focus Day
Morning: Enabling innovation within your DFSS team
Afternoon: Predicting project measures using probabilistic project estimation
We know a leopard can’t change its spots and that it takes time for new strategies and practices to be adopted by an organisation. Therefore DfSS 2009; Excelling in Product Development will tackle roadblocks from top management to project leaders in engineering and six sigma to drive ongoing improvement of product development in your organization.
Who will I meet and who is speaking?
This year’s highly demanded event will feature a fresh (b) (l) speaker line-up (b) (l) of cross-industry experts, including:
Vice President, Design Excellence & Cross-Business Programs, Cardinal Health
Clinical and Medical Products
Global Director of DFSS, Bausch & Lomb
Executive Director Textron Six Sigma, Textron
Director Product Development Quality, MBB
Engineering Manager, DFSS & Intellectual Property, Cooper Standard Automotive
formerly Structured Innovation Leader
Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Inc.
Director, Business Development
Senior Staff Scientist & DfSS Specialist, Molecular and Cell Biology Division
Business Excellence Director
Senior Vice President of Operations Analysis
Capital One Bank - Customer Services and Sales
Vice President of Customer Service & Sales Process Management
Capital One Bank
CANMC Engineering, ACE Discipline Chief
Pratt & Whitney
David D Yellamati
Senior Reliability Project Engineer
Systems & Technology Group, Program Director, DOX World Wide Deployment Champion, Master Black Belt
Ph.D., P.E., President, Statistical Design Institute
Master Black Belt & Manager of Process Excellence
Johnson & Johnson
Don't miss this event because...
With a brand new format, DfSS 2009 stands apart from other events in this space. With 11 years experience, DfSS 2009: Excelling in Product Development will actually feature never heard before case studies from real industry experts who will deliver tested strategies to drive your product development forward. Even our speakers agree:
“This conference agenda looks pretty cool and refreshing from the past. Good job!”
Tom Judd, former Director Product Development Quality, MBB, Motorola
If you are not yet ready to register, feel free to request a reminder nearer the time.
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