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LAA-Blog - BPDP2016- F&P Journey

Fisher & Paykel has been designing home appliance products since 1934 and has grown into a global company. The idea to change its product development started to develop in 2005, by exploring options that could help the company solve the challenges it was facing and render it faster to the market. Fisher & Paykel truly wanted to break from the traditional patterns of continuously improving...

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Agile is a response to a more traditional waterfall model where all phases of product development take place in sequence, one after another, like a waterfall. On the other hand, agile provides a cyclic model where the sequential approach is replaced by an incremental, iterative one. This provides the ability to rapidly respond to change in order to succeed in an uncertain and turbulent environment....

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To ensure the engagement of all employees in the implementation of Lean Product Development, Siemens Building Technologies, one of the world’s leading companies in building automation, fire safety, and building security, developed and put in place a formal training model. This article explains how the company developed their Lean Training Model which was, and still is, used to educate and align the organization to follow the...

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The rapid changes in the telecommunications industry and extremely demanding market has led Telefónica to transform itself into a digital telecommunications company. Being immerse in such a dynamic environment where customers expect innovative solutions with shorter development times, Telefónica started to apply the Lean Startup methodology for the development of new products and services where customer base and market have yet to be validated. However,...

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Lean Product Development is a paradigmatic approach for new product development that has surfaced in 1990s, which elements, tools and methods have been widely applied across companies around the world and benefits were described by many. However, most companies highlight one particular area as being the foremost challenge in implementing lean in product development and innovation; the human behavior or the mindset of employees across...

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During its lean transformation Munters, a global leader in energy efficient air treatment solutions, underwent a strategy deployment exercise. They needed a way to consistently, simply and quickly capture and communicate policies (vision, mission, goals) between different levels. They found the answer in an A3 Thinking. A3 thinking is primarily a problem-solving approach that uses a single standard A3 format sheet of paper to guide, capture...

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CAREL, an Italian HVAC/R introduced the Lean to the Product Development process back in 2009. After the R&D reorganization, implementation of visual project management and establishment of PDCA, CAREL decided the need to do more to support its product development teams. In 2012 company launched two Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives: (1) Dedicated time for CI activities within “focus areas”, and (2) 5S 2.0 initiative for...

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This short survey aimed to collect multiple viewpoints on the most commonly used tools and methods in a service design. An extensive research and tool mapping of 30 toolkits and tool libraries was done prior to creating this survey. Therefore, the tools and methods included in the survey were already analysed and summarized. [vc_empty_space height="10px"] Tools were classified in 8 categories, each including approximately 15 tools. [vc_empty_space height="10px"] ...

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Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment solutions. As part of its Lean Product Development efforts, Munters identified and deployed a set of lean tools to help them in their knowledge intense day-to-day work. The toolset is named as ‘Knowledge intense Innovative Work & Visual Planning tools’. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="9" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Munters is one of the world’s leading suppliers of air...

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