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  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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada|
Duration: 17 May 2008 → 21 May 2008
|Conference||IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008|
|Period||17/05/2008 → 21/05/2008|
- Product development