Design Verification and Production Validation for Product Development C0563

This seminar introduces the participants to Design Verification and Product Validation (DV&PV), an effective engineering tool to ensure that today's problems are not present in tomorrow' products and a product will perform according to its design intent.

The seminar prepares the participants to effectively identify the requirements in DV&PV, develop Design Verification Plan and Production Validation Plan, identify the resources required, and analyze the test results. The seminar will teach the participants how to use DV&PV to capture their thoughts as they verify a product or a process. This systematic approach formalizes and documents the mental discipline that an engineer normally goes through in any design process.

The seminar will also introduce some latest ideas of reliability methods aimed at failure mode avoidance through effective detection of failure mode.

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe what DV&PV are, who should develop DV&PV, and when DVP & PVP should be completed
  • Describe the key elements of DV&PV
  • List the benefits and objectives of DV&PV
  • Develop Robustness Models and identify five noise factors
  • Develop Design Verification Plans
  • Develop Production Validation Plans
  • Identify DV & PV resources required
  • Differentiate between Design Verification (DV) and Production Validation (PV)
  • Describe the relationship between Robust Engineering, FMEA, and DV&PV
  • Evaluate DV Plans and PV Plans
  • Evaluate test results of DV and PV
  • Assess the quality of DV&PV

Who Should Attend

Product Design Engineers, Product Development Engineers, Product Assurance Engineers, Quality Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Test Development Engineers, and their management will benefit from this seminar.


Participants should have a bachelor's degree in engineering with a basic understanding of design principles.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Day One
  • Introduction to DV&PV
  • Definition of DV & PV
  • Where DV&PV fit into the Product Development Process
  • Key Requirements
  • Tools for DV & PV
  • Robustness Model
  • Analysis of Test Results
Day Two
  • Design Verification Plan
    • Tests
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Test Results
    • Acceptable Sample Sizes
    • Timing
  • Production Validation
  • Summary
Jay Zhou

Dr. Jianhua Zhou is Consultant at JHZ Strategic QA. Prior to this, he worked for Ford Motor Company where he held various positions including Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific Quality and New Model Programs, Corporate Executive Technical Leader and Member of Technology Advisory Board. Dr. Zhou has been actively involved in professional societies. He is Fellow of American Society for Quality and Chief Technical Expert of ASQ Shanghai. He also serves as an Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing.

As Corporate Executive Technical Leader, Dr. Zhou was responsible for developing and deploying Corporate Quality Strategy, Quality Systems and Quality Business Plan throughout Ford World. He trained more than fifteen thousand engineers in Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Europe and South Africa. His training subjects include quality, reliability, robust engineering, problem solving and failure mode avoidance.

As Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific and then Ford China Quality and New Model Programs, Dr. Zhou was responsible for vehicle and powertrain new model launches and prototype builds throughout Asia Pacific region

Dr. Zhou has published more than thirty technical papers including the one on Japan Journal of Quality Forum. He has been a key note speaker and panelist at various international conferences and symposiums. He was a three-time award winner of Taguchi Robust Design. In 2009 ASQ recognized Dr. Zhou the Quality Professional of the Year. In 2015 ASQ bestowed him ASQ Fellow for his contribution to advancing quality. He holds a US patent on vehicle durability.

Dr. Zhou earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Michigan, and his B.S. degree from Nanjing University of Technology.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1299.00

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