Design for Lean Systematization Applied in Detailed and Conceptual Phases 2007-01-2918
Lean Manufacturing philosophy resulted from the best practices combinations used in identifying and eliminating wastes along the manufacturing process, looking for simultaneously high quality, low cost, shorter lead-time and higher flexibility. Due to high competitiveness in first rate industries, mainly automotive, there is a great effort in applying Lean Manufacturing pfilosophy in deeper levels. When targeting full Lean Manufacturing implementation, product concept plays an important role on its efficacy. On the other hand, there is a lack of elements to support a most efficient product development while foccusing Lean Manufacturing philosophy implementation. Present article brings forward, in the form os guidelines called Design for Lean, a systematization of the best practices for product design that will support the development of products with focus on Lean Manufacturing implementation. These guidelines were gathered trough the identification of product requirements pertaining to implementation of Lean. Proposed systematization focuses on conceptual and detailed design phases of Product Development Process.