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A Lean Approach to Designing Medical Drug Delivery Systems

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Successful Lean Product Development
Greg M. Jung   2/14/2014 3:10:07 PM
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Several great points in this article that I would like to further expand upon and emphasize.

One is an accurate customer requirements/specifications document.  Lean techniques only work well when there is an accurate, thorough and stable product requirements specification up front (i.e. a clear, stationary target to hit).  This is one of the main foundations of a successful product launch.

Second is doing the necessary  'prework' or advanced development before beginning the project.  As mentioned in the article, previous testing had narrowed down the critical material, solvent, and additive candidates that were to be used (instead of waiting to do this during the project and adding unnecessary time and risk to the schedule).

Finally, proper training and standardization of design tools is implemented before beginnnig the project so that everyone will hit the ground running and stay on the same page during project development.

While there are many more factors that contribute to a successful project launch, these are some of the more critical focus areas that need to be addressed at the beginning of every project.

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