Applying Lean Principles to Product Development
Globalization is introducing new competitors, new opportunities and new ways of working. Product lifecycles are compressing in a race to satisfy customer wants ahead of the competition. Companies face rapidly evolving designs under intense time to market pressure.
Rigid product development processes that can't respond to change and dynamically adapt are broken.
The solution lies with lean product development. With it, companies unleash speed, flexibility and responsiveness to change within the product development process.
Lean product development: * Eliminates the waste of re-design, faulty design and data duplication introduced by inflexible design systems and time differences between locations. * Responds rapidly to change, allowing opportunities for more design iterations to occur within development and accommodating even major design changes later in the design cycle. * Offers speed for time-to-market advantage. * Enables true team design, eliminating bottlenecks common in linear development processes. * Seamlessly transitions design to manufacturing for a continuous flow from concept to production. * Transparently engages distributed design, supply and manufacturing partners in the product development process.
This whitepaper highlights the differences between linear and lean product development processes and how the OneSpace product suite helps companies in their lean transformation.
CoCreate develops 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to boost business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. Plus, CoCreate offers the highest performance collaboration technology on the market, so you can tie multiple sites and companies together into a single team. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at http://www.cocreate.com.
CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG.
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Thomas Roser of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG, Europe, +49-7031-951-2208,