Design for (Lean) Manufacturing

In our latest post on the Hardware Guide, we explain what lean manufacturing is, how you design for lean manufacturing, and how you can apply lean manufacturing principles to your product development cycle.

Henry Ford's standardization of manufacturing tolerances allowed for the removal of "fitters" (engineers who modified each door to fit it to the car) and significant time waste from the assembly line.

More specifically, we cover:

  • 3 types of waste categorized in the lean manufacturing principle
  • 3 questions to consider in order to optimize product development for lean manufacturing
  • Specific examples of how lean manufacturing can be implemented in hardware development

You can read the full post on Design for (Lean) Manufacturing in the Hardware Guide.

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