Application of Lean in Product and Manufacturing Engineering

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Shortening product development lead time, while reducing the cost and increasing reliability, is a perpetual challenge of engineering. This, coupled with changing consumer needs, doesn't make product development any easier. While manufacturing function has embraced the lean philosophy with relative ease and enthusiasm, it is a struggle for engineering due to inherent uncertainties. This whitepaper discusses an approach to continually enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of product development.