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DMEDI stands for Define, Measure, Explore, Develop, and Implement, and is used to build new processes based on analysis of customer needs and preferences.

Define

  • Who is the Customer
  • What do they want
  • Who are the Competitors
  • Standards and Legislation

Measure

  • Benchmarking
  • Market Analysis
  • Manufacturing Process

Evaluate

  • Concept Design
  • Testing
  • Commercial Appraisal
  • Meet Customer Requirements
  • Meet Business Requirements – Profit and Quality

Design

  • Sound Engineering
  • Verification
  • Validation

Implement

  • Production Engineering
  • Tooling Design
  • Quality Procedures
  • Inspection Plans
  • Type Approval
  • Commissioning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Aftermarket

The benefit of these Six Sigma techniques are:

  • Structured approach enables effective planning and management
  • Only value adding activities are carried out
  • Customer focussed throughout the process
  • The aim is to make or save money!