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Preview: The 22nd International Symposium on QFD

We are pleased to share a preview of the upcoming 22nd International Symposium on QFD, scheduled on September 9-10, 2016 in Boise, Idaho USA. Please use the bullet links below for the details of topics, abstracts and speakers.

This year's presentations include such trending issues as Internet of Things (IoT), 3D virtual prototyping, the impact of the new ISO 16355, sustainability, energy transition, smart schools, as well as advanced QFD including business architecture design, incorporation of Hoshin and systems engineering, and more.

Please join us to learn, get inspired, and network. This symposium is complimentary to QFD course attendees.

Quick Preview   (Presentations list, random order)
QFD and the Systems Engineering Way of Working by Steve Dimelow, QFD Green Belt®, Systems Engineering Specialist, Rolls-Royce plc., United Kingdom (QFD and SE Way of Working)
Using AHP In QFD – The Impact of the New ISO 16355 Standard by Thomas Fehlmann, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland (image: QFD & ISO)
The Hoshin Express — From Idea to Project by Dennis Frankos, QFD Black Belt®, Staff Engineer/Quality Deployment Leader, NextEraEnergy Inc. Power Generation Division, USA (image - NextEra Energy)
Early Requirements Validation by Means of Virtual Prototypes for the QFD Use by Christian Esser, Research Assistant, Unversität Kassel, Germany (eye tracking example - video)
Sustainability Function Deployment (QFD) Applied to Increase Environmental and Social Economic Value Added of Products, Service, and Projects by Juan Manuel García, Founder, Leanradarorg and Corporate EHS Sustainability, Baxter Corporation, USA (illustration - sustainability QFD)
QFD for Testing the Internet of Things by Thomas Fehlmann, Senior Researcher, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland (IoT illustration)
Soft Systems Method Integration With Sustainable Energy Systems Development Using ISO 16355 by Dr. Kim Stansfield, Ph.D., QFD Black Belt®, Senior Teaching Fellow, Warwick University WMG, United Kingdom Soft Systems Method Integration With Sustainable Energy Systems Development Using ISO 16355
Keeping Up with Global Best Practice: ISO 16355 — Applications of Statistical and Related Methods to New Technology and Product Development Process by Glenn H. Mazur, QFD Red Belt®, Executive Director, QFD Institute ISO 16355 - Keeping Up with Global Best Practice
A Method of Software Requirements Analysis Considering the Requirements Volatility from the Risk Management Point of View by Yunarso Anang, Ph.D. candidate, University of Yamanashi, Japan/Indonesia (R-map, source: FEMA)
Using QFD to Design a Smart School Quality Factor Model: Integrating QFD into IoT by Austin Melton, Ph.D., Professor, Kent State University Industry Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, USA (graphic: school / HoQ)
The New Kano Model: How To Really Excite Your Customers by Harold Ross, retired GM Vehilce Development / QFD Institute, USA
TQM Implementation in China via Practicing QFD by Catherine Y. P. Chan, Ph.D., QFD Black Belt®, President, Hong Kong Quality Function Deployment Association, Hong Kong (photo: Chinese LED mfg)
A Critical Analysis of Software QFD Publications by Georg Herzwurm, Prof. Dr., University Stuttgart, Germany
A Study on Sustainable KAIZEN based on Job Function Deployment Methodology and Methods Engineering at On-site Logistics and Processes by Masamitsu Kiuchi, Associate Professor, Josai University Faculty of Business Administration, Japan (diagram)
50th Anniversary Panel: Historical Perspectives of QFD in Asia, Americas, and Europe Global QFD - Historical Perspectives

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