They ultimately proved that they made the right choice, and thru superb teamwork executed the solution flawlessly. – and in the meantime give me feedback on any problem-solving methodologies that you feel may be better than the BEP (and please argue using your Pugh). Read Charlie's article on how to take the first steps: This entry was posted in Lean Manufacturing and tagged Lean manufacturing, How to problem solve, Lean problem solving, Charlie Baker, Basic engineering process, plan do check act on June 12, 2018 by Charlie Baker In the final video of the series, Peter Hines, an award-winning Lean expert, goes over the importance of virtual reality as a tool used for tackling the inconsistencies that exist across organisations in their understanding and approach to lean.
What - Read More According to Mc Kinsey & Co., big data could be worth tens of billions of dollars for Lean manufacturers in the automotive, chemical, FMCG and pharmaceutical industries, among others.1 This article examines several case studies to reveal why Lean Manufacturers are adding big data to their - Read More The Purpose of Gemba Walks I recall interviewing executives in a conference room at Toyota’s proving grounds in Arizona when I was writing The Toyota Way.
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I think by now you can agree that a problem-solving process that routinely gives an advantage over others, gives optimal solutions, on time and with the best cost – would be very desirable. The answer is yes and it is consistently used across world-class Product Development organizations.
The reason it’s not well-known is because it is embedded in the culture of these organizations, it has not had a snappy name and the training happens in thousands of interactions between senior and junior staff every day.
In addition, there are many, many methodologies of problem-solving. In the automotive industry, the “8D” methodology popularized by Ford has many adherents.
Design for Six Sigma (Df SS) incorporates problem-solving methodologies and is used with good success. Just pick one, train your engineers and let them solve problems – what could be simpler? Today’s engineering problems are more complex than ever.
For clarity, I have codified this into what I call “the Basic Engineering Process” or BEP.
Working as a team is absolutely critical for any complex problem.