How is DFSS different from DMAIC?

DFSS and DMAIC are two of the methodologies commonly used by organizations to implement. Six Sigma. Organizations with well-developed Six Sigma programs also run DMAIC and DFSS projects concurrently.

Feature Description
    • DMAIC: Improving the existing products and services or processes.

  • DFSS: Developing new products and services or processes or redesigning them.
Nature of the project
  • DMAIC: Projects are easier and faster and provide early gains.
  • DFSS: Projects take longer to implement and benefits are visible only in the long run.
  • DMAIC: Projects are related to manufacturing, transactional processes, or enabling processes.
  • DFSS: Projects also include product design.


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