Lean PD — Lessons Learned from the First Two Years
Deploying lean in a new development process
Presentation Code: VS6-02
Value Stream: VS6 - Collaborative & Innovative Lean
Day & Time: Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 - 11:00 AM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Change is always a challenge, but it's often needed if you want to achieve success. Littelfuse knows all about this. The company recently implemented a future state that significantly changed the way its PD projects flow. The company did this by 1) putting together an effective implementation plan, 2) using a value stream map, 3) establishing measurements and 4) hosting a series of kaizen events. All this helped Littelfuse address the inefficiencies in its NPD processes. It hasn't always been easy, but it has been worthwhile. This presentation will let you profit from what Littelfuse learned during its transformation.
In this presentation:
- Hear how lean deployment has helped Littelfuse achieve greater success.
- Discover why an effective implementation plan is critical for success.
- Find out why tackling the biggest issue first isn't always the best method.
- Note how Littelfuse used value stream maps and kaizen events to address inefficiencies.
- Learn about other tools Littelfuse used to improve its NPD process.
- Acquire ideas you can use for your business.
LittelfuseHeadquartered in Chicago, IL, Littelfuse manufactures the No. 1 brand in circuit protection. The company has the broadest and deepest circuit protection portfolio and has a global network of technical experts with more than 80 years of application design experience.
Joseph HellengaJoseph Hellenga is director of global engineering for Littelfuse's Automotive Business Unit. He has been practicing lean for three years. Prior to Littelfuse, Joe worked as a program manager for Magna, a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier. Joe received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State.
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