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QFD Institute Training

Our mission in education is to deliver state-of-the-art QFD training and education for developing outstanding QFD practitioners and facilitators by setting the highest standards in QFD training, nationally and internationally.

The QFD Institute's QFD Belt program offers a multi-level structured QFD curriculum, aligned with ongoing research, giving students the best possible Modern QFD training. It is the only QFD curriculum authorized by Dr. Yoji Akao, QFD co-founder, outside Japan and taught by Akao-certified QFD Red Belts®.

All training by the QFD Institute is compatible with ISO 16355, ISO/QS-9000, Six Sigma, DFSS, Stage Gate, EFQM, TQM, Baldrige, and other quality initiatives.

The QFD Institute provides two distinct pathways of learning:

1) In-house training programs and workshops

In-house training offers your project teams the most efficient, focused QFD-ISO 16355 training that is optimized for your project, business goals, and development process, with custom-tailored deployments and training manuals that address the unique needs of your company. (See references:"Why your QFD takes too long?" and  "Why QFD fails at some companies")

In-house training is available for:

2) Public courses and workshops

Public courses use generic training materials and teach a generic QFD process.