Implementing lean new product development

Peter Hines, Juliette Packham, S. A. Partners

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The majority of the literature on Lean Thinking is concerned with its application to the shop floor environment in manufacturing firms. However, recently some articles have suggested that Lean Thinking should be applied to the new product development area. Among these was a theoretical piece by Hines, Francis and Found [1] which describes a six step approach. This present paper provides a case example of the application of this approach in a specialist UK engineering company. It describes the approach, benefits and learning points from the case example.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 17 May 200821 May 2008


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008
CityVancouver, BC


  • Lean
  • Process
  • Product development


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