The Lean Design Guidebook describes eighteen powerful and practical tools for product development teams that enable dramatic manufacturing cost reduction. The emphasis is on team activities that can create breakthroughs in material, labor, and overhead cost, while maintaining the highest quality and value for customers. An integrated approach to the application of these waste-eliminating tools is described, along with proven methods for training and deployment within a single team, or an entire organization. This is a highly readable book for practitioners in all fields related to product design and development, including design team members, team leaders, managers, and organizational improvement champions. The book makes extensive use of graphics (over 150 figures and diagrams) and is rich with real-world examples and step-by-step descriptions. A bibliography, a comprehensive glossary, and an index are provided.