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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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My quick survey of popular business publications seems to indicate that “innovation” may be the modern business equivalent of “abracadabra.” ...

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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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Successful entrepreneurs, whether they are lone figures toiling in garages or supporting new work at major companies, are rightly celebrated ...

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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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E-Letters

Far too many product development professionals take sides in the (alas, unnecessary) conflict between the unlimited potential of human innovation ...

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The role of most lean tools is to enable problems to be identified or to enable problems to be solved. ...

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Question: I have applied value stream mapping in the manufacturing environment and on a few administrative processes, but I am ...

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