To transform its traditional product development process (PD) into a lean product development process (LPD) a US manufacturer developed a five-step framework: 1) problem definition, 2) analysis of current state, 3) lean strategy formulation, 4) development of future state, and 5) implementation. Current processes were benchmarked and then analysed, using Value Stream Mapping, cause-and-effect matrix,…

BPIR Categories

3.6.1 Manage product/process/service development
3.4.1 Design product/process/service enhancements
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
5.4 Deliver products

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