The Lean Design Guidebook: Everything Your Product Development Team Needs To Slash Manufacturing Costs

  • 5h 22m
  • Ron Mascitelli
  • Technology Perspectives
  • 2004

The Lean Design Guidebook describes eighteen powerful and practical tools for product development teams that enable dramatic manufacturing cost reduction. The emphasis is on team activities that can create breakthroughs in material, labor, and overhead cost, while maintaining the highest quality and value for customers. An integrated approach to the application of these waste-eliminating tools is described, along with proven methods for training and deployment within a single team, or an entire organization. This is a highly readable book for practitioners in all fields related to product design and development, including design team members, team leaders, managers, and organizational improvement champions. The book makes extensive use of graphics (over 150 figures and diagrams) and is rich with real-world examples and step-by-step descriptions. A bibliography, a comprehensive glossary, and an index are provided.

About the Author

Ron Mascitelli, PMP (Project Management Professional, Masters Degree Solid State Physics, University of California, Los Angeles) is the Founder and President of Technology Perspectives. Ron is a recognized leader in the development of advanced product design and development methods. He presents his workshops and seminars internationally, and has created company-specific lean product development training for a number of leading firms, including Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Parker-Hannifin, Harris Corporation, Goodrich Aerospace, Hughes Electronics, Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley, and Applied Materials.

Ron served as both Senior Scientist and Director of Research and Development for Hughes Electronics and the Santa Barbara Research Center. His industry experience includes management of advanced product development projects for the Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, NASA, and the Department of Energy.

Since founding Technology Perspectives in 1994, Ron Mascitelli has published over twenty papers and technical articles in major journals, including the International Journal of Technology Management and The Journal of Product Innovation Management, and is a contributing author for IEEE's Technology Management Handbook. He has written two previous books, including the critically acclaimed, Building a Project-Driven Enterprise: How to Slash Waste and Boost Profits Through Lean Project Management, and is the author of The Lean Guidebook Series, of which this book is the first installment.

In this Book

  • Ground Rules and Basic Tools
  • What's “Lean” Mean?
  • When Is a Product Profitable?
  • Screening for Profitable Projects
  • Defining a Target Cost
  • Twenty Levers for Product Cost
  • Part I—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • Capturing the Voice of the Customer
  • Prioritizing Customer Requirements
  • Part II—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • The Product Line as a “System”
  • Platforms Come in All Sizes
  • Modular, Scalable, and Mass Customizable
  • Part III—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • Value Engineering and Analysis
  • The Quick-Look Value Engineering Event
  • Sponsoring a Design Challenge
  • Part IV—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • What's a Lean Factory Look Like?
  • Overview of Toyota's 3P Process
  • The “How's it Built?” Review
  • The “Seven-Alternatives” Process
  • Part V—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • What's a Process Capability?
  • Six-Sigma/Robust Design
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Achieving Continuous Cost Improvement
  • Part VI—References—Recommendations for Further Learning
  • Conclusion—A Word About Lean and Green