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The Lean Machine by Dantar P. OOSTERWAL

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CHAPTER 8

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A Left Turn:Implementing LeanPrinciples in ProductDevelopment

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

“Don’t bring lean manufacturing upstream to product development! The application of lean in product development and manufacturing are different. Some aspects may look similar, but they are not! Be very leery of an expert with experience in lean manufacturing that claims to know product development.” Jim Womack’s words stung as I hung up the phone. I thought I had landed on the perfect solution to improve product development and drive growth. The application of lean tools and techniques worked so well in manufacturing, ...

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