9781563273100

Accelerated Product Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9781563273100

  • ISBN10:

    1563273101

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-12-08
  • Publisher: Productivity Pr

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part One: The Product Development Value Proposition
1(44)
Why Focus on Product Development?
3(8)
The Relationship of Product Development and Product Cost
5(1)
The Evolution of Continuous Improvement
6(2)
Lean and Six Sigma
8(3)
Lean Fundamentals
11(18)
The Concept of Flow
11(7)
Maximizing Customer Value
18(2)
Eliminating Waste
20(2)
The 5S Approach for Lean Implementation
22(1)
Defining Value Streams
23(3)
Lean Principles
26(1)
Opportunities for Process Improvement
27(2)
Applying Lean Principles to Product Development
29(16)
Waste in the Product Development Process
30(4)
Typical Problems in Product Development
34(6)
The Legend of the Golden Project
40(1)
Guiding Principles for Product Development
41(4)
Part Two: Launching Lean Product Development
45(32)
Conducting a Baseline Assessment
47(20)
Getting Started
48(2)
Conducting a Baseline Event
50(9)
Conducting Follow-up Baseline Assessments for Continuous Improvement
59(8)
A Baseline Assessment Case Study
67(10)
Company Background
67(1)
Creating a Platform for Change
68(1)
Rotorworld's Baseline Assessment
69(1)
Discovery Team Data
69(5)
The Discovery Team's Analysis
74(1)
Building the House of Product Development
75(2)
Part Three: Stabilizing the Product Development Process
77(38)
Resource and Workload Management
79(12)
The Need for Resource and Workload Management
79(3)
Strategies for Improving Resource and Workload Management
82(2)
Implementing Resource and Workload Management
84(7)
Implementing a Reuse Strategy
91(16)
The Impact of a New Part on the Company
92(2)
Identifying Preferred Parts
94(7)
The Product Portfolio
101(3)
Activity-Based Costing
104(3)
Building the Infrastructure for Product Development
107(8)
The Infrastructure for Product Development
108(2)
Project Management
110(2)
Design Assurance
112(3)
Part Four: Streamlining the Product Development Process
115(40)
Selecting the Appropriate Design Strategy
117(16)
Three Design Strategies
118(1)
Option #1: Modular Design
119(4)
Option #2: Platform Design
123(6)
Option #3: Custom Design
129(4)
Software Tools for Product Development
133(10)
The System Architecture
134(2)
Database Design
136(3)
Measuring the Level of Reuse
139(4)
Integrating the Supply Chain in the Product Development Process
143(12)
A Strategy for Improving the Supply Chain
144(3)
Procuring Part Families vs. Individual Parts
147(3)
Implementing a Value-Engineering Program
150(5)
Part Five: Quality in the Product Development Process
155(34)
Instituting a Manufacturing Process Control Program
157(10)
What is Manufacturing Process Control?
157(1)
Implementing an MPC Program
158(6)
The Role of Key Characteristics
164(3)
Implementing Design for Six Sigma
167(14)
The Meaning of Sigma
167(1)
The Importance of Design for Six Sigma
168(2)
The Elements of Design for Six Sigma
170(4)
Implementing Design for Six Sigma
174(2)
Using Process Capability Models
176(2)
Case Study
178(3)
Flow and Cell Design for Product Development
181(8)
Measuring Takt Time
181(1)
Quantifying Standard Work
182(2)
Cell Design for Product Development
184(5)
Conclusion 189(4)
Glossary 193(6)
References 199(2)
Index 201(9)
About the Author 210

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