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Critical Parameter Management

Critical Parameter Management (CPM) is a method that gives engineering, marketing, and manufacturing professionals a head start in planning successful product launches.  CPM ensures that critical parameters are correctly specified early in the commercialization process and tightly linked to voice-of-the-customer (VOC).  It promotes robustness to noises that arise during manufacturing, shipping, and use, and helps these parameters remain capable in the presence of noise. 

This three day, hands-on workshop will take you through the steps and tools of CPM including:

  • The Pugh process,
  • Quality function deployment,
  • Process capability,
  • Robust design,
  • Design of experiments and optimization.

The workshop is aimed at the practicing design engineer, technologist, manufacturing engineer, and quality professional.  Project managers will also benefit by learning which activities to build into project plans to drive better outcomes from the product development process.  Marketing professionals will benefit by learning how Voice-of-the-Customer is processed and used throughout the product development process.

Meet your instructor: Jeff Slutsky is President of NSigma Solutions, Inc., and Adjunct Professor at RIT where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in robust design and product and production systems development.  He has over 20 years of experience in systems engineering and new product development, process re-engineering and Lean Six Sigma, having trained and certified over 1000 green, black, and master black belts in DFSS.  Mr. Slutsky is co-author of “Design for Six Sigma,” published by Prentice-Hall, and the CRC Press text “Corporate Sigma.”


Please contact Margi Ochs, Marketing, 585-475-6113 or for upcoming dates.


$900 per individual

Discounts (for individual registrations)

Only one discount per person.

  • MedTech Association Members: 10%
  • GRQC Members: 10%
  • RIT Alumni: 20%
  • RIT Employees: 20%
  • Full-Time College Students (all institutions): 20%   
    College students contact Susan Chapman at or 585-475-6990 for a coupon code.


Please contact Margi Ochs, Marketing, 585-475-6113 or for upcoming dates.