This course demonstrates how applying Lean elements to product design decreases cycle time, from concept to market delivery, while controlling costs. Participants are immersed in a competition that involves constructing a simple airplane structure with Legos, first simulating the traditional approach to product development before simulating the Lean approach, known as set-based concurrent engineering. Participants are also exposed to the need for creating “rapid learning cycles” to support this process and serve as a means for capturing knowledge.
Professionals involved in the design of manufactured products; managers (engineers, project leaders, designers, sales and marketing staff, and anyone interested in improving their development process so that minimal changes are implemented after product launch)
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
— Henry Ford, founder, Ford Motor Company