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 September 2019

The 25th ISQFD & Training

Boise, Idaho USA
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ISQFD (International Symposium on QFD) began as a way for industry experts and academics to exchange ideas and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary, the 2019 ISQFD on September 6–7 will have paper presentations, as well as tutorials on subjects important to innovation, business transformation, and value creation using the ISO 16355 QFD standard.

People of all countries and all levels of QFD experience are welcomed at this symposium. Please plan to join us in 2019 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee ISQF, in Boise, Idaho USA. More on attending benefits...

2019 Events Schedule

2019 September 4–5  (Wed–Thurs)

(QFD events calendar)

2019 September 6–7  (Fri–Sat)


2019 September 8  (Sunday)


2019 September 9–13  (Mon–Fri)


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Why attend:   (Click to open/close this panel)
  • See QFD in action, how it is used by various industries as well as overseas. See testimonials;
  • Learn today's lean tools and best practice techniques, how others are using them to leap the benefits;
  • Find out how other companies are already applying the new ISO 16355with positive results (2016 ISQFD examples) ;
  • Present your QFD case study, research, and even questions for experts' feedback and tips;
  • Explore application possibilities for your work, get advice on how to introduce QFD to your workplace;
  • Update your knowledge, refresh your skills, find out about the modern tools and deployments that did not exist thirty years ago;
  • Get the latest details on the new ISO 16355 standard for QFD;
  • Exchange ideas and learn from one another in a supportive environment;
  • Network with international experts in QFD.
Who should attend:   (Click to open/close this panel)

Symposium welcomes everyone from the novice to the experienced. There is no need to have prior QFD knowledge. Typical attendees include, but not limited to, practitoners of QFD and other relevant methods, project team members, academic researchers, students, and industry professionals including Lean / Six Sigma black belts and master black belts, trainers, facilitators, consultants, and more. Attendees and speakers come from all industries and countries.

QFD Green Belt® and QFD Black Belt® Courses are ideal for all business functions. This includes those who are a part of new product development, product and business process planning, marketing, supply chain, design, engineering, quality, R&D, DFLS/DFSS, corporate excellence and training, etc. These courses are also beneficial to advanced researchers from academic institutions. See the companies that have sent employees to this event in the past. No prerequisites when you sign up for the QFD Green Belt® Package and Facilitator's Package. The 2-day symposium is complimentary to attendees of these courses.

Tell me the benefits... Do I learn QFD?   (Click to open/close)

The Symposium presentations will help you understand:

  • How QFD addresses real world problems and how others are using it for competitive edge;
  • How QFD is integrated with other methods, how Modern Blitz QFD® method brings power to DFLS / DFSS;
  • What application potentials are out there for my own project;
  • What are the new standards, research, and emerging ideas that I should be aware of;
  • What is the best way to introduce QFD in my work place;
  • How other parts of the world are utilizing QFD, what are their states of competitiveness;
  • How QFD has advanced since the 1980s, including the new ISO 16355 standard for QFD;
  • Common errors to avoid in implemetation;
  • What past attendees have said about the symposium experience.

In QFD Green Belt® course, you will learn the tools and application methods of Modern Blitz QFD®. The course has a workshop component, so if you wish, you can begin applying QFD immediately on your work project right in the classroom. You will also take home the training materials including the modern QFD templates Excel and examplary case studies.  See what past attendees have said about this course. For those whose QFD training traces back to the 1980-90s as well as those who are book-learned, this course is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge to the new ISO 16355 standard, including the correct deployments and math for the House of Quality and the new toolsets.

In QFD Black Belt® course, you will learn the state-of-art, facilitator-level advanced QFD techniques and analytic methods, the breadth and depth of Comprehensive QFD, and associated methodologies (such as Kansei Engineering, Hoshin, TRIZ, and New Kano model) and sound integrations with these and other relevant methods. This course is highly recommended for master black belts of Six Sigma / Lean Sigma and DFSS / DFLS and corporate excellence champions.  See what past attendees have said about this course.

How to Attend   (Click to open/close this panel)
Sponsorship   (Click to open/close this panel)

This event is hosted by the QFD Institute, in cooperation with the International Council for QFD (ICQFD). Those who wish your business listed in the symposium materials, including the QFDI website and publications, are invited to contact us.

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