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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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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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What is an agile product strategy? In a perfect world we would have a crystal-clear vision of what our end ...

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Jim Morgan, Senior Advisor for Product and Process Development at LEI, spoke with Planet Lean recently about the value of focusing on ...

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[pullquote align=”full” cite=”William Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet)” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.[/pullquote] ...

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