Engineering Industry

Our Service to the Engineering Marketplace

SBTI trains and consults in Design for Six Sigma, or DFSS, which provides a robust process so that the engineer can become an integral member of the business team that commercializes great products.

What’s The Problem?

There’s incredible breadth to the Engineering marketplace, Wikipedia currently lists 44 separate subcategories and new ones will emerge as our society becomes more complex and our knowledge base broadens. Whether it’s biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, software, environmental, mechanical or any other discipline, the depth and focus needed of the technical engineering curricula to adequately prepare a mathematical and technological foundation is overwhelming to a vast cross section of people in the business world. Yet, many of these engineers will eventually find themselves at the forefront of customer interactions where they’ll have to translate customer wants and desires into marketable products. Most are not prepared to adequately function in this capacity and they learn on the fly.

SBTI’s 3 Roadmaps.

VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER

  • Image KJ Analysis
  • Requirements KJ Analysis
  • Relative importance survey
  • Ideation
  • Pugh concept selection
  • Quality Function Deployment (DFD) of product attributes

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT

  • Project chartering
  • Project scheduling
  • Initial financial review – Is it worth it?
  • Value Chain Mapping
  • Market segmentation
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis
  • Market Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Value propositioning
  • Perceived Quality profile
  • Product positioning map

PRODUCT DESIGN ROADMAP

  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD) product concepts
  • Design FMEA
  • QFD Key product specs
  • QFD Best process options
  • Process Mapping
  • Cause and Effects Matrix identifying key process inputs
  • Process FMEA
  • Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R)
  • Multivari Analysis identifying key relationships
  • Design of Experiments defining key relationships
  • Process Capability
  • Control plans
  • Post product launch follow up

How Can We Help?

Understanding complex systems to drive improvement is SBTI’s special skill.

Listen

Understanding your company culture and challenges

Design

Developing solutions based on your business objectives

Execute

Delivering results and building change agents

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Bob Jeske

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Dave Hall

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Al Landers

Al Landers

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Ray Young

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Insight

9 Months to Lean Through Six Sigma (and $8 Million)

A precision manufacturer (think complex curved geometries, micron tolerances, high rpm interacting component parts with sub assembly and final assembly operations) failed with their Lean deployment. They had some physical Lean successes (5S) with sub and final...

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