Six Sigma Case Study in a Biotech company
Problem: A Canadian Biotech company had too many samples for testing in their research lab. How to cut down this analysis load?
Due Diligence: The entire product development process was mapped end-to-end. Possible causes for the problem were identified using RCA. It was found that, there were way too many experiments conducted during product development. For e.g. 85 experiments were conducted to arrive at a base level prototype having minimal features.
Solution: Six Sigma methodology was employed. More of experiment planning was needed during product development. Regardless of type of product or product complexities, the aim was to keep experiments to minimal. Design Thinking and DOE were employed. The development protocol was modified such that final prototype is developed with meager 20 experiments at the maximum. Alongside cutting down analysis load, the process improvement campaign cut down product development time, built-in product quality, and enhanced production output.
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