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Lean Product Development Research: Current State and Future Directions
Abstract: Lean Product Development (LPD) is one of the leading approaches currently being adopted by organizations attempting to maximize value, increase quality, shorten lead times, and lower costs
Learning From Less Successful Kaizen Events: A Case Study
Abstract: This paper describes results from an ongoing research program focused on identifying determinants of Kaizen event effectiveness, both in terms of initial event outcomes and the
A framework for designing, managing, and improving Kaizen event programs
TLDR
A case study is presented of how the framework was applied to design and improve a Kaizen event program in the Belgian Armed Forces, with findings that use of the framework as a design and assessment tool appeared to make the Kaizenevent program more effective in the case study organization.
Kaizen events and organizational performance: a field study
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of an assessment methodology to empirically measure and evaluate the impact of kaizen events on organizational performance,
Assessing maturity and effectiveness of enterprise performance measurement systems
TLDR
A research case application in a Belgian public sector organization indicates that the tool can be used to generate useful and actionable feedback for leadership to increase the maturity of enterprise performance measurement systems.
A Multilevel Framework for Lean Product Development System Design
Abstract: Organizations today face intense and growing pressure to reduce cost, decrease time to market, and maximize stakeholder value in product development (PD). Many organizations have adopted
Evaluating the Relative Performance of Engineering Design Projects: A Case Study Using Data Envelopment Analysis
TLDR
This case study presents a case study of how Data Envelopment Analysis was applied to generate objective cross-project comparisons of project duration within an engineering department of the Belgian Armed Forces, and demonstrates how DEA can overcome the paradigm of project uniqueness and facilitate cross- project learning.
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