Information and Communication in Lean Product Development
In this thesis, the implications and influences that information and communication impose on lean product development in general, as well as the development of a lean Product Development Value Stream Display (lean PDVSD) in specific, are discussed theoretically, studied and analyzed. First, the concepts of information and communication are discussed theoretically from a lean perspective. Definitions are provided and aspects of importance to lean processes are deduced. Furthermore, requirements for an envisioned lean PDVSD are gathered systematically. Existing Value Stream Mapping tools are introduced and shortly discussed, and the current development of the envisioned lean PDVSD is briefly reported. A preliminary, paper-based version is provided.