Accelerated Product Development: Combining Lean and Six Sigma for Peak Performance

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CRC Press, Dec 8, 2004 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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In Accelerated Product Development: Combining Lean and Six Sigma for Peak Performance, Clifford Fiore provides the blueprint for implementing the key elements for improving the product development process. His innovative and powerful work represents the first book to couple the proven concepts of Lean and Six Sigma with the engineering processes of product development. His results, based on proven strategies and methodologies, enable companies to significantly reduce the time necessary to develop new products, dramatically reduce product cost, and improve product quality.

 

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Contents

The Product Development Value Proposition
1
Lean Fundamentals
11
Applying Lean Principles to Product Development
29
Launching Lean Product Development
45
A Baseline Assessment Case Study
67
Stabilizing the Product Development Process
77
Implementing a Reuse Strategy
91
Building the Infrastructure for Product Development
107
Software Tools for Product Development
133
Integrating the Supply Chain in the Product
143
Quality in the Product Development Process
155
Implementing Design for Six Sigma
167
Flow and Cell Design for Product Development
181
Conclusion
189
References
199
About the Author
210

Streamlining the Product Development Process
115

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