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DFSS Training for Chemical / Pharma / Quality By Design
DOE for Chemists

DFSS for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Process Development

DFSS combines cross-industry best practices in risk reduction, knowledge management, and data driven decision making to deliver safer and more reliable products and services in less time and with less effort. DFSS provides the most powerful tool toolkit available today to implement risk based decision making, knowledge management and design space definition. DFSS is a natural candidate for a standard toolkit to implement requirements of ICH Q8 through Q11.

We offer DFSS Green Belt and Black Belt Training for Chemists and Chemical Engineers ranging from 5 days to 5 weeks. The DFSS Black Belt course integrates our RSM and Mixture Design training courses using Qualica and Design Expert.

Program Outline:

  • Business Case to Concept
    Business Case, Voice of Customer Analysis, Requirements Management, QFD, Scorecards, Concept / Synthesis Route Selection

  • Robust Design and Optimization
    Introduction to Statistics, Simulation Techniques, Statistical Tolerancing, Basic and advanced DOE including RSM and Split-Plot Designs, Mixture Designs, Combined Mixture and Process Designs, Propagation of Error

  • Knowledge and Risk Management
    Knowledge Management, Implementing a risk based approach, risk management techniques including FMEA, FMECA, FTA and Sneak Analysis

  • Process Management and Transition to Production
    Characteristics Matrix and Control Plan, Control Charts, Kaizen

  • Project Management
    Hoshin Planning, Design Structure Matrix, GDPM concepts


Our team of consultants and associates have delivered DFSS in industries including Materials, Steel, Electronics, Engineering, Power, Railways, Lighting, White Goods, Electric Power Tools, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Software. This course is intended for process development and optimization in API and pharmaceutical production.


Software Requirements
  • Qualica
  • Visual XSel for Statistics, DOE and Reliability
  • JMP or Design Expert (optional for Statistics and DOE)
  • BQR Care for Reliability Modeling
Course Languages
  • Champion and GB Course Materials: English, German
  • BB Course Materials: English
  • Course Language: English, German
  • Others course languages available upon request including Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian


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Tel. +49 89 32 36 96 03


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