DMADV is the methodology used when designing new processes that did not exist prior to their design.
DMADV can also be used on processes that have attempted improvement with another methodology but the improvement failed to meet the required objectives or critical to quality measures. The DMADV method only differs from the DMAIC method in the final two stages. The acronym stands for the 5 stages of DMADV:
When to use DMADV?
In general, DMADV is associated with the design of new services and products; When there is no existing product or process in place DMADV can be used to design the process (function) or product. Another way of looking at it would be to use DMADV when a process improvement doesn’t meet the objective or the goal you are trying to achieve.
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