Lean started as “manufacturing” in the workshops of Toyota plants in the 1950’s. Over time it became obvious that decisions and options taken in early designing stage constrain the latter performance of the product as well as of the process to manufacture, assemble and deliver it.
Lean engineering, also known as Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD), is about front loading the lean principles, taking into account the lessons learned on shop floor, but not only.
- Critical Chain and Lean Engineering, a promising pair
- Using A3 reports for project selling and review
- Three major challenges in early design and engineering stages
- The myth of multitasking
- Does Value Stream Mapping apply to Product Development?