Eduardo Gomes Salgado (
IEPG, Federal University of Itajubá
April, 2008
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Graduation in Industrial Engineer - with emphasis in Mechanical at Federal University of Itajubá (2005),
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering at Federal University of Itajubá (2008) and Ph.D. in
Mechanical Engineering at São Paulo State University (UNESP) (2011). Since 2009 is an Adjunct
Professor at Federal University of Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG). During ICPR22 received the Early Career
Mentoring Award from IFPR. He has experience in Industrial Engineering, mainly in the following areas:
management of the development process of products, innovation management, Total Quality
Management and ISO 9001.


The products development process (PDP) becomes increasingly critical to the competitiveness of businesses, because of internationalization of markets growing, increase the diversity and
variety of products and reducing products life cycle. This study aims to identify the main waste in the PDP. The specific objectives are: examining the foundations of lean philosophy
in PDP contributing to mitigate the waste; recommend actions based on the lean philosophy to mitigate waste in the PDP studied; through computer simulation examining the impact of the
reduction of such waste in the PDP studied in terms of completed developments; and examine
the contribution of the value stream mapping for identifying waste in the PDP. The methodological approach used was the quali-quantitative, employing the exploratory design and the taxonomy development model. This model employs initially a qualitative approach,
through a case study, for identifying waste PDP in the company, followed by a quantitative approach, through simulation, to evaluate the potential gains offered by mitigation or disposal
of such waste. The unit of analysis selected for the research was a company in Minas Gerais who works in the development of holders for table test for electric wire and has product
development cycles of short, medium and long terms. The research results showed that the value stream mapping is an appropriate tool for the preparation of current and future states maps in the standard language of lean philosophy, since it can be applied in identifying waste in the PDP. In addition, the simulation of the mitigation or elimination of identified waste showed that the company studied may gain in the order of 12% in number of holders produced.