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What are the key traits I should look for in a potential Chief Engineer? The answer to that question depends ...

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What’s a good “small step” to start off my LPPD transformation? Visual management (VM) is a great place to start ...

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I have 15 years of lean experience on the shop floor. Recently my organization’s product development leader was let go ...

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I’ve read about auto engineers driving their companies’ newest vehicles for months seeing how many heads turn, what passersby think ...

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Kelly Singer: How do lean and green companies approach sustainability differently? James Morgan: Lean and Green companies think about their impact on ...

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I’m dealing with the fallout of a failed experiment with set-based concurrent engineering (SBCE). As the product development operations specialist, ...

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Apple, the company that once helped its customers soar past their common ways of thinking and imagine that which had ...

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Many of the principles of lean product and process development (LPPD) can seem counterproductive at first glance. For example, what ...

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How do I keep visual management from becoming “wallpaper?” Yes, this is an excellent question! Too often, people believe that if you post information, ...

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I was once asked: “How is set-based design lean? Isn’t designing multiple alternatives creating waste and the opposite of lean?” ...

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