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  École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Switzerland. Professor Christopher Tucci is the Chair of Strategy & Innovation at the Colleague of Management of Technology. EPFL incorporates the EPFL Innovation Park with companies like Logitech, Cisco and Solar Impulse SA and gave home to 192 start-ups between 2000-2014. Download the presentation to discover more about EPFL's and Professor...

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Organisations are continuously pressured to launch new products and services to gain competitive advantage and satisfy highly demanding global market. Most of this pressure is directed towards product development teams, where majority of organisations still follow traditional product development process. To minimize these challenges a shift in a design and development paradigm is needed and one of the paradigms that is becoming increasingly more popular...

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Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) is a leading developer with a 20% share in the market of 2-stroke low-speed gas and Diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. The WinGD research center in Winterthur, Switzerland, focuses on the development of leading technologies for applications in new generation low-speed engines. In 2011, WinGD introduced lean in order to focus on products and solutions that are...

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Munters is one of the world’s leading suppliers of air treatment solutions. The company was founded in 1955 and has since expanded from Stockholm, Sweden to more than 30 countries and employs around 2600 people. Munters aghort develops and manufactures energy-efficient climate control systems for the growth and development of agriculture and horticulture applications. Munters started its lean product development journey in 2011 and decided to...

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In order to retain their competitive position in the market and to improve efficiency, the company launched the lean Product Development initiative in 2010 and has come a long way since then. Through their lean journey, Siemens building Technologies established best practices in several aspects of lean Product Development. Siemens believes: “Lean is our way to do business and develop all our new products”. Innovation, innovation strategy,...

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  Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, with headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia, USA, and manufacturing sites in six countries worldwide. Interface created its new business strategy in 1994 when its founder and chairman, Ray Anderson, started a sustainability journey known as Mission Zero. Through its journey, Interface established best practices in several aspects of lean Product Development. The organization, as a whole, maintains...

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Virtual Obeya is a software developed by the Polytechnic of Milan to help product development teams to make better decisions through online visual management. Download the presentation to get to know more about the tool and to see where you can try it. [private][download#18#button][/private]  ...

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Innovativeness and creativity are in our blood, but as we grow up we get caught in repetitive patterns, almost rigid mind frames and thinking processes. This is particularly challenging for organizations, which rely heavily on the innovativeness of their products or services in order to gain competitive advantage. However, most of them still follow traditional product design and development processes, which are preliminarily focused on...

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Get to know more about the BP2015 discovery project that has documented 10 cases by visiting the company`s premises and interviewing leaders and experts involved in the lean thinking implementation in R&D. See since when these companies have been implementing lean thinking in product development and to where did they progress since then. Six companies have also assessed their practices using LAA`s SMART Maturity Assessment tool...

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