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Goodyear’s Lean Product development journey started in 2005 on solid foundations of past improvement initiatives and continued with a dedicated team from 2006. Norbert Majerus – the Lean Champion at Goodyear, book author and Shingo Prize winner – has led the lean transformation and has described it in detail in his book Lean-Driven Innovation. He has also identified 55 Lean R&D principles applied within Goodyear...

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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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Kane Alward is General Manager of Product Development at Fisher & Paykel Appliances; a company that designs, develops and produces premium home appliances for kitchen and laundry. Being responsible for over 350 product development professionals, Kane has years of hands-on experience from product and technology strategy to lean leadership and implementation for a global business with revenue over $1 Billion. [vc_empty_space height="10px"] Fisher & Paykel Appliances completely...

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Miha Bobic is a Senior Director of R&D for Danfoss District energy division. He is responsible for research and development of (among others) mechatronic and electronic controllers, heat exchangers, monitoring SW and district heating substations over several locations in EU, Russia, and China. This year, Miha celebrates his 20 years of working in Danfoss, most of which, he was actively either engaged or steering the...

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Dr Monica Rossi is a Post-Doctoral Associate at Politecnico di Milano in the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, where she got her Ph.D. in 2014. At the Lean Innovation Forum 2016, Monica Rossi has presented the value and waste perspectives of  the lean product development process with a specific focus on: [vc_empty_space height="10px"] Creating more value and less waste Waste identification Re-use of knowledge ...

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Malika Viollet has 20 years of experience from the IC design environment. Since 2013, Malika has worked as an internal consultant at the STMicroelectronics, where she is in charge of the R&D Efficiency inside the Design Platform Organization. At the Lean Innovation Forum 2016, Malika Viollet has walked the audience through the technology, design platform and lean R&D journey at the STMicroelectronics, touching the following...

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Beginning in 2005, Norbert Majerus has implemented a principles-based lean product development process at the three global innovation centers of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. For nearly a decade he has been Goodyear’s lean champion in research and development. [vc_empty_space height="10px"] Although lean has been found as a widespread application in the manufacturing and services sector, only a few sustained implementations were found in the R&D...

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Arturo is a certified trainer in Crucial Conversations and Influencer since 2008. He has extensive experience introducing and teaching these skills to a wide variety of organization in the Banking, Science Life, Insurance, IT and Manufacturing sectors. His field of specialty includes team and organizational effectiveness, mission and strategy implementation, cultural change, achieves bottom-line results and become measurably more vital. Arturo is an enthusiastic presenter...

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Innovations are like people: they are born, they continuously grow, they saturate, and decline. In the past 15 years, a product’s life cycle has shortened fourfold. At the same time, 6 out of 7 innovation projects never reach the market. This means innovation is more essential than ever, but also remains rather risky. As an observer, enthusiastic and catalyst in different domains – intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, innovation,...

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Dr Göran Gustafsson is a Senior Lecturer at the Chalmers University of Technology and a Member of the Board at LPPDE. His current research interests are lean product development in general, and the capture, generalization, presentation and reuse of data and other knowledge for product development purposes in particular. At Lean Innovation Forum 2016, Dr Gustafsson spoke about the importance of frontloading in product development, and...

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