Light Strategies For Innovation

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Many of the techniques presented are little known outside of a small group of top companies and have never before presented in book form. Stressing state-of-the-art applications, the book details the newest approaches including concurrent engineering, rapid leaning cycles, quality function deployment, kansei analysis, target pricing, and flexible designs.
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Overview

Many of the techniques presented are little known outside of a small group of top companies and have never before presented in book form. Stressing state-of-the-art applications, the book details the newest approaches including concurrent engineering, rapid leaning cycles, quality function deployment, kansei analysis, target pricing, and flexible designs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684863979
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1 Lightning Overview 1
LSFI Step 1 Make Innovation the Strategy
2 Strategic Impact 17
LSFI Step 2 Establish Foundations
3 Expertise and Technological Foundations 29
4 Cultural Foundations 49
5 Managerial Foundations: Competitive Benchmarking 60
6 The Planning Foundation and Risk Management 74
7 Creating a Good Plan 92
LSFI Step 3 Eradicate Fumbles
8 The Cost of Fumbles 107
9 How to Get Rid of Fumbles 117
LSFI STEP 4 Place Customers First
10 The Fickle Customer 135
11 The Customer-First Questions and Customer Research 141
12 Flexibility Produces Sales 172
LSFI Step 5 Develop a Business Strategy
13 The Business Strategy of the Product 187
14 Platforms, Reuse, and Modularity 210
LSFI Step 6 Design the Product
15 Concurrent Engineering: The Concept 231
16 Concurrent Engineering and the Contract Book 250
17 Scheduling 266
18 Toward the Future with Several Powerful Techniques and Methods 282
LSFI Step 7 Improve Continuously
19 Implementing Continuous Improvement 303
20 Action Plan 315
Notes 331
Index 341
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