Kim Stansfield

(photo: Dr. Stansfield)

Dr. Kim Stansfield,
C.Eng., PhD, MSc, BSc Hons
2016 Akao Prize recipient
QFD Black Belt®
Associate Professor
Transformational Systems Engineering WMG,
University of Warwick, UK

Following Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in materials science and technology, Kim started his career in the Composites Group of the UK’s Royal Aerospace Establishment before moving to Lucas Engineering and Systems in the early 1990s. He worked on development of an automated design and manufacturing system for complex aerospace components and learned Japanese TQM methods including QFD. Over the following 20 years he worked in automotive and aerospace control systems and subsequently large Enterprise IT Systems applying QFD and DFSS approaches to developmehnt.

Later at the Energy Technologies Institute, he worked with Dr. Mike Colechin, applying QFD to support development of sustainable energy programmes. He recently joined Warwick University WMG as a senior teaching fellow on their Applied Engineering Programme teaching engineering systems, quality methods and business improvement processes. He has been the UK representative for the development of the ISO 16355 standard for QFD since 2010. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IET and INCOSE and a QFD Black Belt®.

Some of the QFD papers and presentations by Dr. Kim Stansfield:

2016 International Symposium on QFD: "Soft Systems Method Integration With Sustainable Energy Systems Development Using ISO 16355"

2010 International Symposium on QFD: "Complex IT Systems Design Using Both Traditional QFD and Blitz QFD® "

2008 Symposium on QFD in USA: "Use of QFD & Technology Road Mapping to Develop a Mobile Data Collection System"