Pre-Design Activities Module Overview
If you get the design requirements wrong, nothing else matters. If you have ever been involved in a design where one or more design requirements were not properly defined or there were missing design requirements, you have experienced the significant risks that can result. These risks can include customer exposure to injury, high recovery costs and damage to the company’s reputation. To make matters worse, if you do not have an effective design requirement related risk management system in place there is a high probability you will not know you have a design requirement problem until your product is in the hands of your customer or customers.
Key features of the module to help you properly define design requirements include:
- Voice of customer capture for single customer or marketplace;
- Design Requirements definition;
- RRA™ (Requirements Risk Assessment™);
- Design Validation Plans (3 different types);
- Requirements Change Analysis.
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I have been working with Harpco Systems for 20 yrs and have seen how their products and services continue to improve to meet customer demands. Finding a disciplined approach to relate field performance to product design specifications is rare. There just is no uncomplicated way to do this correctly. Harpco’s approach handles all the complication internal to their software so the engineers can focus on other aspects of their job. Because the known failure mechanisms and causes are mapped, this information can be used for problem solving and driving continuous improvement in manufacturing.