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Accelerated Product Development
Combining Lean and Six Sigma for Peak Performance



ISBN 9781563273100
Published December 8, 2004 by Productivity Press
224 Pages

 
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In Accelerated Product Development: Combining Lean and Six Sigma for Peak Performance, Clifford Fiore provides the blueprint for implementing the key elements for improving the product development process. His innovative and powerful work represents the first book to couple the proven concepts of Lean and Six Sigma with the engineering processes of product development. His results, based on proven strategies and methodologies, enable companies to significantly reduce the time necessary to develop new products, dramatically reduce product cost, and improve product quality.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Product Development Value Proposition
Chapter 1 Why Focus on Product Development?
Chapter 2 Lean Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Applying Lean Principles to Product Development

Part Two: Launching Lean Product Development
Chapter 4 Conducting Baseline Assessment
Chapter 5 A Baseline Assessment Case Study

Part Three: Stabilizing the Product Development Process
Chapter 6 Resource and Workload Management
Chapter 7 Implementing a Reuse Strategy
Chapter 8 Building the Infrastructure for Product Development

Part Four: Streamlining the Product Development Process
Chapter 9 Selecting the Appropriate Design Strategy
Chapter 10 Software Tools for Product Development
Chapter 11 Integrating the Supply Chain in the Product Development Process

Part Five: Quality in the Product Development Process
Chapter 12 Instituting a Manufacturing Process Control Program
Chapter 13 Implementing Design for Six Sigma
Chapter 14 Flow and Cell Design for Product Development
 
Conclusion  
   
Appendix A Glossary
   
References  

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"The search is over! Cliff Fiore's Accelerated Product Development strategy represents a breakthrough application of the Lean Six Sigma tools to a most difficult and elusive problem. By characterizing and eliminating the forms of waste and variation in the current product development process, Cliff has simply and elegantly provided a roadmap to rapidly create cost effective, high quality, manufacturable products that maximize value to the customer while leveraging the capabilities of the supply chain. This book is required reading for everyone involved in the product development process."



Kurt Oswald, Managing Director, Beckett Advanced Technology Center, Six Sigma Black Belt, Le 10/24/04