Get familiar with “Lean Engineering”, and what it could mean for you to improve your products and services. Ever since Toyota’s first lean approaches, companies have been looking at the value of introducing lean principles in engineering. “Lean” is not about cost cutting but about intelligent product development and thus enhancing productivity. This is achieved by reducing waste, streamlining engineering, creating an end-to-end customer and business perspective, and thus ensuring customer perspective with each step of product design and development.
“Lean” is not trivial, and many companies struggle and fail to achieve tangible results. Nevertheless it is an important success factor in today’s economic climate: Knowing what matters and doing it. This webinar will address Lean Engineering principles and their implementation, such as focus on the value stream, using the market perspective, thinking long-term, and working in teams. It will provide many hands-on examples how companies address it to optimize their R&D, from strategy and product management to systems engineering, design and development up to service. Insights from our worldwide client projects in different industries and from our own research will show what methods work in which environment, and how to get most value to the market.
Dr. Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to sustainably improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Prior to that, he held global management positions for ten years at Alcatel-Lucent. Dr. Ebert serves on a number of advisory and industry bodies, lectures at the University of Stuttgart and has authored several bestselling books including his most recent book “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley.
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