In this text, consultants Sekine and Arai first identify the difficulties of transforming designers from isolated, multi-project employees to team-based, production-style workers. They then explain how the latest production improvement tools such as U-cell design, one-piece flow, and waste elimination methods elicit maximum productivity from designers. A hands-on training for dramatically increasing the output of design departments, this comprehensive guide is filled with exercises, charts, Q&A, and a successful real world case study. Reaching far beyond theoretical discussion, it offers all of the information, data, and tools needed to immediately implement improvement.
Design Team Revolution
Managers of design departments face numerous obstacles and questions when trying to make internal changes, including -
Identifying waste in the design process Eliminating bottlenecks Reducing repetition to an absolute minimum Knowing when to employ parallel design instead of letting a designer work on a project from start to finish