Facilitating Design for Manufacturing by Applying Lean Techniques

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Design Leaders should:

  1. Eliminate manufacturing issues or reduce problems of the design beforehand (reduced parts count, kanban setup)
  2. Identify manufacturing resources to assess current situation and describe opportunities for improvements on existing designs and at different manufacturing locations.
  3. Identify manufacturing operators to find opportunities for improvement (Poka Yoke, Kaizen)
  4. List design opportunities that improve product functions with respect to Machine, Operator and Material

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Applying Lean Techniques to Facilitate Design for Manufacturing