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Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization

Barry L. Cross
May 01, 2017

The parameters of competition in business today are changing -- big does not necessarily beat small anymore; fast is beating slow. Agility, speed, and flexibility are the key elements of a successful strategy and execution in the corporate world as wells as in government agencies, health care, and...

Industrial Design Engineering: Inventive Problem Solving

John X. Wang
February 09, 2017

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Industrial design engineering is an industrial engineering process applied to product designs that are to be manufactured through techniques of production operations. Excellent industrial design engineering programs are...

The Innovation Factory

Gilles Garel, Elmar Mock
March 18, 2016

The Innovation Factory takes a fresh look at the fine art of breakthrough innovation. What makes it unique is that it brings together an experienced scholar and a serial entrepreneur who share the same passion for understanding the processes and theories needed to innovate over and over again. The...

Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy
November 05, 2015

Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost...

Lean-Driven Innovation: Powering Product Development at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Norbert Majerus
August 13, 2015

In 2005, Goodyear’s research and development (R&D) engine was not performing up to its full potential. The R&D organization developed high-quality tires, but the projects were not always successful. Goodyear embarked on a major initiative to transform its innovation creation processes by...

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition

Willis H. Thomas
August 22, 2014

For some organizations, Lessons Learned (LL) is an informal process of discussing and recording project experiences during the closure phase. For others, LL is a formal process that occurs at the end of each phase of a project. Regardless of when they are performed, if you are a project team member...

Creating and Marketing New Products and Services

Rosanna Garcia
April 11, 2014

It’s no secret that some of the most successful companies, such as 3M, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Mercedes-Benz, are also known for their new product development strategies. Creating and Marketing New Products and Services teaches the key business and marketing principles needed to...

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production

David M. Anderson
February 04, 2014

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production shows how to use concurrent engineering teams to design products for all aspects of manufacturing with the lowest cost, the highest quality, and the quickest time...

Methods in Product Design: New Strategies in Reengineering

Ali K. Kamrani, Maryam Azimi, Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari
May 29, 2013

As industries adopt consumer-focused product development strategies, they should offer broader product ranges in shorter design times and the processes that can manufacture in arbitrary lot sizes. In addition, they would need to apply state-of-the-art methods and tools to easily conduct early...

Unleashing the Power of 3P: The Key to Breakthrough Improvement

Dan McDonnell, Drew A. Locher
October 17, 2012

Recent improvements at Enterride’s Trail Rider Memphis Operation bought Pete Grant, the Trail Rider Plant Manager, and his team a little more time, but Pete knew much more was needed to save the plant. They needed a breakthrough, a true game changer. Then someone told Pete about a process called 3P...

The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development

Katherine Radeka
October 11, 2012

What do Ford Motor Company, Steelcase, Scania, Goodyear, Novo Nordisk, and Philips Electronics have in common? They all need to get their best ideas to market as fast as possible. They need to achieve the mastery of innovation.When these companies needed to accelerate time-to-market, get more new...

Creating a Lean R&D System: Lean Principles and Approaches for Pharmaceutical and Research-Based Organizations

Terence M Barnhart
August 20, 2012

The ability to find and remove barriers between people and their systems in R&D can almost guarantee a doubling in performance, and often delivers multiples of that. R&D teams that have smooth handoffs deliver 100 percent of the required knowledge at those handoffs. As a result, such teams...

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