Faced with difficult market conditions, Mitsubishi Fuso a Japanese truck manufacturer, applied lean principles to reduce its R&D costs. The R&D division had of over 3,000 employees accounted for nearly 20% of the company's fixed costs. Two basic tests were applied to every aspect of the R&D function, from the product-portfolio level down to the…

BPIR Categories

14.3.5 Reengineer business processes & systems
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance
3.2.6 Review and improve design process

Unlock this article and 10,000+ more

To get the most out of our extensive resources, please login or become a member below.