The application of lean principles in product development

Ole-Christian Bjarnø

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    Although Lean Manufacturing has been a megatrend for several years, its principles have not been broadly applied in product development processes. We have therefore found it useful to look into the theories of lean manufacturing and to discuss how and to what extent they could be applied in the product development processes, and this study is compared with industrial practices in several front running companies in Denmark. From this research a suggestion for a framework and a tool-box for lean product development is created and discussed from a HR management, an implementation, an operational and an effectiveness point of view. Keywords Lean Thinking, Effective product development, The Toyota Product Development System, Lean Product Development, Flow, Waste, Value
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationValue Stream Activities Management
    Number of pages700
    Place of PublicationMadison, WI 53726 USA
    PublisherIEA Press
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventHAAMAHA 2007 : Managing Enterprise of the Future - Poznan, Poland
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


    ConferenceHAAMAHA 2007 : Managing Enterprise of the Future
    CityPoznan, Poland
    Period01/01/2007 → …


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