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Lean Production Bench Basics

The operators may move fast on the production line, make straightforward repetitive tasks and put their best effort into it ... this is by far not the fastest production technics. And a camera or a supervisor shouting on his...

The 6 Kickass Jugaad Principles for Your Designs

A brief review of the 6 Jugaad principles, together with our own additions, views sometimes different, and examples and links to detailed posts on Lean product design and methodologies.Note that this is not the Jugaad Innovation book review, which...

The Ultimate Design Review Checklist

Do not close any Design Phase without this. This extensive design review checklist is to be used at the end of the design phase of any product, to avoid potentially basic or stupid mistakes that may later be very...

Best 40 TRIZ Principles to Boost Your Design Challenges

For product design engineers. The 40 TRIZ Principles are the solutions to solve the "TRIZ contradictions" in product design problem-solving or to highlight other approaches during your product design brainstorming sessions. kick ass challengesThis article focuses on the 40...

The 5 Japanese Lean Terms You Must Know in Manufacturing and Quality

For Manufacturing: the Japanese Lean terms are must-know vocabulary in manufacturing or quality as these have no direct equivalent and are used as-is in an industrial context.There are a variety of Japanese manufacturing lean terms, but we list here...

Latest Six Sigma News

The Six Sigma methodology is a process improvement approach that focuses on reducing defects and improving quality. It was developed by Motorola in the 1980s and has since been adopted by many other organizations. The Six Sigma approach uses...

The 14 Lean Principles of The Toyota Way

To resume many of the lean principles of a company or attitude, one book is key. From the must-read book The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer (Dr Jeffrey Liker), Wikipedia, and other sources, with...

When company’s core values meet lean and efficient process

 a simple review of Bla Bla Car motos, all visualWe very rarely show or disclose brands as advertising is not the purpose and added value for the community should not be the brand itself.Giving credit & recognition as a big thank...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People animated slideshow

"7 Habits of Highly Effective People" made famous by Stephen R. Covey is powerfully summarized in seven(!) minutes, with original talk & images examples. An opportunity to come back on Covey's top-selling book and concepts behind ... and see...

Pitiful marketing technics used (or not) in product designs

Obviously marketing topic, but reviewed here from a product design perspective and long-term brand building. We acknowledge that some will be attracted by these short-term technics rather than looking at how to avoid these and create value in their...

Keep low profile with acronyms when designing

We all came along once in a while with a nice & technical PowerPoint to read, where damn, there were 2 to 3 acronyms per sentence. Although each of them would be understandable separately, the slides were just ridiculous,...

The Phase-Gate project model

or design project management in a nutshell in organized or regulated industriesBased on the Product Development process, usually call the "phase process", "gate model" or "phase-gate model", is a practical implementation of the V model.Usually, driven by the Project Manager,...
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Less Is More. Why You Want To Design Simple

"Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to...

Forms Follow Function … in Product Design Especially

"Forms Follow Function" is an old key design concept that started in architecture in...

“Best” 10 Concrete Design Mistakes To Avoid

Avoid these product design mistakes for a lot of troubles: some product features or...

Great 10 Logo Design Tips You Will Use

A great video from Aaron Draplin & LinkedIn Learning about logo design and the...

The Ultimate Design Review Checklist

Do not close any Design Phase without this. This extensive design review checklist is...

Most Used 99 Acronyms in Product Design, R&D and Manufacturing

A Must Know: acronyms are used everywhere in technical publications, and it is helpful...