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QFD Institute Training

Our mission in education is to deliver state-of-the-art QFD training and education for developing outstanding QFD practitioners and facilitators by setting the highest standards in QFD training, nationally and internationally.

The QFD Institute's QFD Belt program offers a multi-level structured QFD curriculum, aligned with ongoing research, giving students the best possible Modern QFD training. It is the only QFD curriculum authorized by Dr. Yoji Akao, QFD co-founder, outside Japan and taught by Akao-certified QFD Red Belts®.

All training by the QFD Institute is compatible with ISO 16355, Six Sigma, DFSS, Stage Gate, EFQM, TQM, Baldrige, and other quality initiatives. Since 2019, all modes of QFD training are offered as live virtual workshops using the Zoom platform, unless otherwise noted.

The QFD Institute provides two distinct pathways of learning:

1) In-house training programs and workshops

In-house training offers your project teams the most efficient, focused QFD-ISO 16355 training that is optimized for your project, business goals, and development process, with custom-tailored deployments and training manuals that address the unique needs of your company. (See references:"Why your QFD takes too long?" and  "Why QFD fails at some companies")

In-house training is available for:

2) Public courses and workshops

Public courses use generic training materials and teach a generic QFD process.