would certainly benefit from reading this publication, in particular
companies that are relatively new in their implementation for Six Sigma
and who just discovering the value of prevention in new product
development (DFSS opportunity). I thoroughly enjoyed the concepts and
examples given by an expert in the field of Innovation Management and
DFSS. I would highly recommend this book for any practitioner in the
area of Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma.' - Robert W. Clarke, Director of XONITEK Corporation NY 13901, USA "Good
work! This book gives a nice, high-level overview. Certainly risk
management had some new points. The link with ISO makes it very useful
for people with whom that is a priority." - John Bicheno,
Director of Lean Operation Program at Cardiff Business School and Author
of 'The Lean Toolbox: The Essential Guide to Lean Transformation'.
Buckingham, UK "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this
handbook as it was very well thought out. I'm unacquainted with Six
Sigma however I was able to gain a clear perspective of what it entails
due to the way in which the author shared her insight and experience." - Jason Weber, Web Marketing Manager Coby Electronics, Corp. New York, USA "This
book is well organized, logical and offers a clear blueprint within the
context of the subject and would be a good reference for someone
looking to implement." - Robert (Bob) Smith, Managing Director B Hepworth Ltd, UK
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All of the contributorsin the Handbook of New Product Developmentare are well-known and leading exponents to theory of New Product Development and to methods used in practice. They draw upon their experience and work to offer a comprehensive view of the challenges in managing the development of new products. Existing knowledge in the different topics is examined and the key management challenges, and the important gaps in our knowledge are discussed. Most of the chapters draw upon systematic interaction with companies and practice and this is presented in the examples and the case studies cited.
The Handbook of New Product Development and Management surveys this area in the context of an overall framework that explains how aspects interact and combine in a successful NPD process. Each chapter outlines open questions and highlights needs for future research.
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