Quality Functional Deployment
Quality Function Deployment. A visual decision-making procedure for multi-skilled project teams which develops a common understanding of the voice of the customer and a consensus on the final engineering specifications of the product that has the commitment of the entire team. QFD integrates the perspectives of team members from different disciplines, ensures that their efforts are focused on resolving key trade-offs in a consistent manner against measurable performance targets for the product, and deploys these decisions through successive levels of detail. The use of QFD eliminates expensive backflows and rework as projects near launch.
Quality Function Deployment. A structured method for translating user requirements into detailed design specifications using a continual stream of "what-how"matrices. QFD links the needs of the customer (end user) with design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and service functions. It helps organizations seek out both spoken and unspoken needs, translate these into actions and designs, and focus various business functions toward achieving this common goal.
Quality function deployment. A structured method in which customer requirements are translated into appropriate technical requirements for each stage of product development and production. The QFD process is often referred to as listening to the voice of the customer.
Quality Function Deployment. Using a cross-functional team to reach consensus that final engineering specification of a product are in accord with the voice of the customer.
Quality Function Deployment A system for translating specific customer needs into detailed product requirements which are deployed throughout design, production, marketing and support operations.
Quality Function Deployment) A technique used to identify the "Voice of the Customer" and match customer requirements and technical requirements.
Quality function deployment. A customer-focused approach to quality improvement in which customer needs (desired product or service characteristics) are analyzed at the design stage and translated into specific product- and process-design requirements for the supplier organization. Targeted customer needs may include product features, cost, durability, and other product characteristics.
Quality function deployment. A technique used to translate customer requirements into appropriate goals for each stage of product or service development and output. The two approaches to quality function deployment are known as the House of Quality and the Matrix of Matrices.
Quality Function Deployment. Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a systematic process for motivating a business to focus on its customers. Cross-functional teams to identify and resolve issues involved in providing products, processes, services and strategies, which will more than satisfy their customers, use it. A prerequisite to QFD is Market Research. This is the process of understanding what the customer wants, how important these benefits are, and how well different providers of products that address these benefits are perceived to perform. This is a prerequisite to QFD because it is impossible to consistently provide products, which will attract customers unless you have a very good understanding of what they want.
Quality Function Deployment. A methodology for developing products that meet the "voice" or needs of the customer.
Quality Function Deployment. A structured method employing matrix analysis for linking what the market requires to how it will be accomplished in the development effort. This method is most valuable during the stage of development when a multifunctional team agrees on how customer needs relate to product specifications and features which deliver those. By explicitly linking these aspects of product design, QFD limits the chance of omitting important design characteristics or interactions across design characteristics. QFD is also an important mechanism in promoting multifunctional teamwork.
Abbreviation for quality function deployment.
Quality function deployment. A methodology designed to ensure that all the major requirements of the customer are identified and subsequently met or exceeded through the resulting product design process and the design and operation of the supporting production management system. QFD can be viewed as a set of communication and translation tools. QFD tries to eliminate the gap between what the customer wants in a new product and what the product is capable of delivering. QFD often leads to a clear identification of the major requirements of the customers. These expectations are referred to as the voice of the customer (VOC). See: house of quality.