Using the design for Six Sigma approach with TRIZ for new product development

Fu Kwun Wang*, Ching Tan Yeh, Tao Peng Chu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article peer-review

53 Scopus citations


Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a proactive process that entails incorporating the voices of customers into the design of products and processes. DFSS is used to establish a quality design by implementing preventive thinking and tools in the product development process. Recently, an innovative theory of inventive problem-solving (TRIZ) approach has been successfully incorporated into product development processes. In this paper, we present a case study conducted based on the DFSS with TRIZ method for developing a new product called very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line 2 comprising multiple-dwelling units. The results indicate that the DFSS with TRIZ method can be effectively applied in new product development. The profit of this 4-year study is projected at US$6,555,262. Seven patents are invented during this product development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-530
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
StatePublished - 01 08 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd


  • Design for Six Sigma
  • Product design
  • TRIZ


Dive into the research topics of 'Using the design for Six Sigma approach with TRIZ for new product development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this