Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2015 Vol.19, No.4

 

 

Title: A new approach for prioritising engineering characteristics in quality function deployment

 

Authors: Seyed Hossein Iranmanesh; Mohammad Hossein Mokhtarani; Hamid Rastegar

 

Addresses:
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box: 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box: 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box: 11155/4563, Tehran, Iran

 

Abstract: Quality function deployment (QFD) is an efficient and powerful tool in the design, development and planning of products. The main function of QFD is conversion of voice of customer (VOC) to engineering characteristics (ECs). However, it is not always easy to prioritise and assess ECs during the interactions between different customer requirements (CRs) and production necessities. So, it seems too important to develop a robust model for analysing QFD due to make it easier for engineers and design team to choose between ECs in order to improve the quality of products. This paper provides a methodology to capture information through QFD. The paper is composed of the background of QFD, review of related research works, and representation of a system for analysing it in two phases with consideration of customer attitudes and engineering prefers concurrently. The paper applied the proposed methodology on the case study of the car sun shade and presented the results.

 

Keywords: quality function deployment; QFD; house of quality; HOQ; engineering characteristics; voice of customer; VOC; customer attitudes; engineering preferences; case study; vehicle sun shade.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.068384

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.19, No.4, pp.547 - 565

 

Available online: 25 Mar 2015

 

 

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