Unlike Six Sigma, the the foundatio of Six Sigma is DMAIC that consists of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, Design For Six Sigma has its own guidelines in its execution method that is DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify) or DMADOV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Optimize and Verify).

Step of Design For Six Sigma implementation is not universal, such as Six Sigma itself. If Six Sigma DMAIC phases valid and recognized by all companies that use this system, but the stages of DFSS (Design For Six Sigma) each company has its own means and methods. Training companies define DFSS training different from each other according to the needs and conditions of existing products company.

In DFSS are Design, Optimize and Verify Because DFSS project is focused on the up-front design of the product and process and be more proactive in products that make face with demand. Effect produced in the form of real benefits from the implementation of Design For Six Sigma is relatively longer compared with the Six Sigma Project. It take six cans up to 12 months after the launch of the new product before you will from obtain proper accounting on the impact.