- Venanzio Figliolino

DFX Platform for life-cycle aspects analysis

DFX Platform for life-cycle aspects analysis

DFX Platform for life-cycle aspects analysis

By Venanzio Figliolino 4 February 2016 @ 10:36pm

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“Design for X” is commonly  regarded as  a systematic and proactive designing of products to  optimize total benefits over  the whole product life span (fabrication,  assembly, test, procurement, shipment, delivery,  operation,  service, disposal), and meet target quality, cost, performance and time-to-market. DFX  involves different  methodologies for product design and optimization (like  Design for:  Manufacturing,  Assembly,  Variety,  Serviceability, Environment,  Reliability,  Utilization,  etc.),  which provide useful results, however,  they address only  specific aspects of product life-cycle. In addition, various perspectives for business economics can often drive to  contradicted conclusions,  what makes  the  evaluation of both technical feasibility  and product profitability  more difficult. In this paper the framework for  DFX analysis was proposed. In  the described solution, the various product life-cycle analysis  strategies  are integrated,  and profit calculations  relay on  common denominator – the present value of net benefit.  This approach allows covering of  all phases of a product life cycle not excluding e.g.  complex environmental aspects. Based on the proposed framework, the DFX  Platform was developed and implemented as a web service. The application  of the system to a few product developments carried out within crossbordered manufacturing company  showed its big positive impact on projects and their results.  

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Venanzio Figliolino

Process Excellence Lead & Founder of Lean Six Sigma Community

Management engineer with 15+ years of experiences in multinational companies, employed in different roles but with common goals: Continuos Improvement, processes standardization & optimization.

I'm trainer and consultant about Lean & Six Sigma methodologies, I love to help organizations to improve their performances in terms of times/costs/defects/spaces reductions.

I founded Lean Six Sigma University & Community, two synergic projects developed for creating a common place where learn and divulgate knowledges about Lean and Six Sigma methodologies applied to different ambits.

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