By Terra Curtis and Paul Supawanich
Washington, DC – July 10, 2014 – Why are new car models released every calendar year? And, why do those apps on your phone download updates every few days? These consumer products are the outcomes of a design and production process that values prototyping, rapid iteration, and a learn-from-mistakes approach to production that minimizes the costs of design while increasing the end value to users. These concepts represent what has come to be known as “lean production,” or simply “lean.”
So why should transportation planners, engineers, or even the public at large care about lean?
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