Transfer Function Development in Design for Six Sigma Framework - Part I 2005-01-1215
Transfer functions, one of core components in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), provide the needed relationships between design, process and materials parameters and the CTQs (Critical-to-Quality characteristics) in the product and process development cycle. Transfer function provides direct method for understanding and representing an over all product and process function. Transfer function also provides a strategy for customer voice cascade, function decomposition, physical modeling and concept generation. The concept of transfer function is not new. However, the development of transfer function is not trivial and is a creative and challenging task. In part I of this paper, we will discuss how to develop a transfer function in the DFSS framework. In part II of this paper, we devote our efforts in the discussion of selecting the best transfer function for design evaluation and optimization.