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The Mastery of Innovation

A Field Guide to Lean Product Development, 1st Edition

By Katherine Radeka

Productivity Press

265 pages

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What do Ford Motor Company, Steelcase, Scania, Goodyear, Novo Nordisk, and Philips Electronics have in common? They all need to get their best ideas to market as fast as possible. They need to achieve the mastery of innovation.When these companies needed to accelerate time-to-market, get more new products to customers, and improve their ROI from in

Table of Contents

LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: THE MASTERY OF INNOVATION. Lean Product Development: The Mastery of Innovation. Value and Waste in Product Development. The Lean Product Development Benchmarking Study. THE PIONEERS OF LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. DJO Global: The Fundamentals of Lean Product Development. Scania Technical Centre: A Pioneering Lean Product Development Champion. Ford Motor Company: How to Revitalize an American Icon. LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS. Buckeye Technologies: Lean Tools for Strategic Alignment. Steelcase: Go-and-See New Customers to Open New Markets. Philips: Comprehensive Lean Scheduling. LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE PRODUCTS BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER. Novo Nordisk: Metrics to Drive Change. Visteon: Knowledge at the Engineer�s Fingertips. A-dec: Project Chiefs to Speed Decision Making. LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMATION. Nielsen-Kellerman: Just Start Somewhere. Vaisala: From Pilot Projects to Global Transformation. Playworld Systems: How to Cut Time to Market in Half�Twice. THE PATH OF INNOVATION MASTERY. The Path of Mastery: How to Begin with Lean Product Development.

About the Author

Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth, and the ability to untangle the organizational knots and remove the barriers to change. In the past seven years, her consulting firm, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc., has engaged with clients such as Steelcase, Hewlett- Packard, and more than 50 other leading organizations.

In 2010 and 2011, Katherine conducted the Lean Product Development Benchmarking Study to document Lean Product Development practices at more than 60 companies in North America and Europe. In 2005, she logged more than 11,000 miles driving around the country to research how the best companies got more ROI from product development. In 2007, she co-founded the Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, a nonprofit organization to promote the use of Lean Thinking to improve ROI from product development.

Katherine has climbed seven of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Mountains and spent 10 days alone on the Pacific Crest Trail until an encounter with a bear convinced her that she needed a change in strategic direction.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries