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Where lean product development experts and practitioners share their stories.

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16 Apr 2020
Matt Albin
April 16, 2020

What can the response to the pandemic teach us about developing products faster?

As I sit here during our “stay-at-home order” I find myself reflecting on how companies are responding to the pandemic. Many companies are quickly reworking their supply chains and manufacturing process to support new customer requirements, sometimes completely different, compared to what they have...
01 Apr 2020
Geoff Neiley
April 01, 2020

Why A3

You have probably heard of the A3 method - the tool made famous by Toyota. We have been using A3s at AS&E for about 5 years now and have built up a fairly extensive library of knowledge using them....
18 Aug 2019
08 May 2019
Penny Cloft
May 08, 2019

Success is Assured – Transforming Your Product Development Process

Does your company have a continuous improvement strategy for your business and technical processes? Do you use metrics to encourage/measure the usage of lean tools like, K-Briefs, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Gemba, Standard Work, Plan Do Check Act. The obvious next question is are you seeing the resu...
19 Sep 2018
Terry Barnhart
September 19, 2018

Failing Fast - Learning Fast

The idea of "Fail fast" is that many of our ideas will not work, therefore the faster we rip through them, the faster we get to success. Great. But this approach is essentially doing what we do now (only better). Did we ever try to do something we thought would fail? Not so much. We always take the ...
18 Jul 2018
Charlie Baker
July 18, 2018

“Seeing” waste in Product Development: Knowledge Management

In my experience, a holistic view of waste in product development must include knowledge management – the ability of the organization to retain and apply knowledge once it was acquired the first time. Put another way, any mistake that has been made more than once by an organization is a failure of ...
01 Jul 2018
Bob Melvin
July 01, 2018

Wright Brothers Eliminate Knowledge Gaps

It has been said that the Wright Brothers were one of the original practitioners of knowledge based development. In fact, the museum listed their three knowledge gaps (Lift, Power, and Control). They started with kites, then gliders, then a wind tunnel, more gliders, and once they were confident the...
20 Mar 2018
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