To design and transfer a New Product Introduction into Operations effectively


Key Business Challenges and Project Objectives:

Our multinational client, a manufacturer of medical devices was introducing a new unique product into the business. To ensure that they were sufficiently resourced to deploy this new product using Six Sigma tools, Crystal Business Solutions were invited to be the statistical resource team member as part of the NPI team. The key objectives of this role, over a 3-month period, included:

  • To provide statistical support in the design and optimisation of the process

CLS Approach and Changes Implemented:

Using the DMAVD methodology, CLS provided the following statistical support in the introduction of the new product:

  • Complete 26 Gauge R&R’s to ensure that gauges were capable of measuring critical product features effectively
  • Designed 8 Iterative Design of Experiments to select optimal process parameters to manufacture product in an operational context
  • Using Minitab, statistically analysed the results of each Design of Experiment and an input into the next iteration of Design of Experiments
  • Set up SPC on critical to quality parameters

Results / Outcomes:

  • Optimised the operational parameters to manufacture a New Product introduced on site
  • Ensured that the gauges utilised in manufacture were capable of measuring critical features
  • In conjunction with NPI team, delivered the New Product on time, on budget and within quality specifications