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 The 22nd International
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Symposium on QFD & Training

Boise, Idaho USA • September 7–16, 2016
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International Symposium on QFD (ISQFD) continues the tradition of bringing innovative ideas in product development, design, business strategy and process to the public, through the presentations of the latest case studies and research. It is open to all people, from the novice to the experienced.

Call For Papers: Interested parties are invited to submit a paper proposal now. Speaker benefits includes discounts for the symposium and QFD courses.

Events Schedule

(QFD events calendar)September 7–8, 2016  (Wed–Thu)
International QFD Green Belt® Certificate Course

September 9–10, 2016  (Fri–Sat)
The 22nd International Symposium on QFD (ISQFD)
Accepted Papers

September 11, 2016  (Sun):
QFD Green Belt® UPDATE
QFD Black Belt® UPDATE

September 12–16, 2016  (Mon–Fri):
International QFD Black Belt® Certificate Course

Why attend:   (Click to open/close this panel)
  • Quality Function Deployment in action, how it is used by various industries as well as overseas;
  • Learn today's lean tools and best practice techniques, how others are using them to leap the benefits... See testimonials;
  • Present your QFD case study, research, and even questions for experts' feedback and tips;
  • Explore application possibilities for your work, get advice on how to introduce QFD to your workplace;
  • Update your knowledge, refresh your skills, find out about the modern tools and deployments that did not exist thirty years ago;
  • Get the latest details on the new ISO 16355 standard for QFD;
  • Exchange ideas and learn from one another in a supportive environment;
  • Network with international experts in QFD.
Who should attend:   (Click to open/close this panel)

Symposium welcomes everyone from the novice to the experienced. There is no need to have prior QFD knowledge. Typical attendees include, but not limited to, practitoners of QFD and other relevant methods, project team members, academic researchers, students, and industry professionals including Lean / Six Sigma black belts and master black belts, trainers, facilitators, consultants, and more. Attendees and speakers come from all industries and countries.

QFD Green Belt® and QFD Black Belt® Courses are ideal for all business functions. This includes those who are a part of new product development, product and business process planning, marketing, supply chain, design, engineering, quality, R&D, DFLS/DFSS, corporate excellence and training, etc. These courses are also beneficial to advanced researchers from academic institutions. See the companies that have sent employees to this event in the past. No prerequisites for QFD Green Belt® Package and Facilitator's Package. The 2-day symposium is complimentary to attendees of these courses.

Tell me the benefits... Do I learn QFD?   (Click to open/close)

The Symposium presentations will help you understand:

  • How QFD addresses real world problems and how others are using it for competitive edge;
  • How QFD is integrated with other methods, how Modern Blitz QFD® method brings power to DFLS / DFSS;
  • What application potentials are out there for my own project;
  • What are the new standards, research, and emerging ideas that I should be aware of;
  • What is the best way to introduce QFD in my work place;
  • How other parts of the world are utilizing QFD, what are their states of competitiveness;
  • How QFD has advanced since the 1980s, including the new ISO 16355 standard for QFD;
  • Common errors to avoid in implemetation;
  • What past attendees have said about the symposium experience.

In QFD Green Belt® course, you will learn the tools and application methods of Modern Blitz QFD®. The course has a workshop component, so if you wish, you can begin applying QFD immediately on your work project right in the classroom. You will also take home the training materials including the modern QFD templates Excel and examplary case studies.  See what past attendees have said about this course. For those whose QFD training traces back to the 1980-90s as well as those who are book-learned, this course is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge to the new ISO 16355 standard, including the correct deployments and math for the House of Quality and the new toolsets.

In QFD Black Belt® course, you will learn the state-of-art, facilitator-level advanced QFD techniques and analytic methods, the breadth and depth of Comprehensive QFD, and associated methodologies (such as Kansei Engineering, Hoshin, TRIZ, and New Kano model) and sound integrations with these and other relevant methods. This course is highly recommended for master black belts of Six Sigma / Lean Sigma and DFSS / DFLS and corporate excellence champions.  See what past attendees have said about this course.

How to Attend   (Click to open/close this panel)
Sponsorship   (Click to open/close this panel)

This event is hosted by the QFD Institute, in cooperation with the International Council for QFD (ICQFD). Those who wish your business listed in the symposium materials, including the QFDI website and publications, are invited to contact us.


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