Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Abstract

The goal of this project was to model productivity within a new product development environment to illustrate the impacts of lean initiatives. After researching productivity models, a model was constructed and applied to a hypothetical product development organization. Lean initiatives were then applied to the product development case study and the impacts on productivity were analyzed using the productivity index model. The results demonstrated how such models can be used to measure the effectiveness of lean in new product development.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Major

Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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