Lean New Product Development

Ideally combined with the Innovation Engineering process of filling your growth pipeline with profitable new product ideas, CITEC offers Lean Product Development tools and techniques – inspired by Toyota’s Lean Product Development Methodology -- that will result in:

      • Maximizing customer value
      • Better management of your idea portfolio
      • Improved resource efficiency with lower program / development costs
      • Better quality products with fewer engineering changes after launch
      • Radically reduced time to market
      • And, significant improvements in the quality of work life for your product development team members and their managers

Lean Product Development is designed to accelerate the product development process by taking out the 9 wastes commonly found in normal product development efforts and by changing the way the product development process works. Lean Product Development applies 5 key Lean principles to radically improve the Product Development Process: Define Value; Map the Flow of Value; Achieve Continuous Flow; Pull; and, Seek Perfection.

To learn more, contact Business Development Director Rob Oram today.


CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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