Please join Jennifer Cavanaugh (Lean Master) and Jeff Martin (Black Belt) from WR Grace, as they describe the keys to leveraging Lean/Six Sigma and common systems to optimize their New Product Development process. Grace is a global specialty chemicals and materials company noted for experienced people, technological leadership, global reach and strong customer relationships. Grace invested $70 million in research and development in 2009. In return, more than a third of sales came from products introduced over the previous five years.
Specific topics to be discussed include:
- The process design methodology
- The solutions identified to address specific process challenges
- The common systems implemented to solidify the gains