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LAA-Blog---1.2.3-CAREL-CI&5S

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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LAA-Blog---1.2.4-CAREL-SBCE-Effectiveness

In 2013 CAREL (an Italian HVAC/R company) began exploring Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) to increase their innovation yield and ensure this knowledge-intense part of the product development process is effective and has a stable timeframe. After the initial concept introduction, CAREL established a framework tailored to address its specific needs, while respecting the key principles of this approach. Although the newly established framework resulted in...

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LAA-Blog---1.2.2-CAREL-Compact-Teams

CAREL, an Italian HVAC-R started its Lean Product Development Journey back in 2009. One of the highlights of CAREL’s lean product development are so called compact teams; teams of 4 to 5 employees, responsible for one project from start to finish. Continue reading to get more insights in CAREL’s evolution from traditional to compact teams and find out how this affected their product development effectiveness. [su_spacer...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-CAREL

CAREL, an Italian HVAC-R company (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) started its Lean Product Development Journey back in 2009 with the reorganization and introduction of new compact teams. The Lean Analytics Association (LAA) team carried out an interview and Gemba Walk at their facilities to document their lean product development best practices and discover how the application of lean thinking in the product development process...

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