The prioritisation of design requirements is critical for determining resource allocation in the new product design stage through the quality function deployment (QFD) planning processes. To prioritise design requirements, normalisation models are usually used to perform aggregation and normalisation functions. Recognising the weakness of the Wasserman normalisation model from both theoretical and practical viewpoints, this paper proposes an improved normalisation model for the aggregation and normalisation functions. It is verified that the proposed model satisfies Lymans normalisation requirement and avoids the problem of Wassermans normalisation model. In addition, a normalisation model that takes into account the correlation among customer requirements is also developed to complete a generalised normalisation model for QFD planning processes. A product design case is presented to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed normalisation models.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering