August 21, 2006 16:06 ET

Combating Competitive Pressure Through Lean Product Development

CMTC Workshop for Manufacturers

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- Lean principles have been applied to business processes for almost 50 years now and companies that employ these principles have reaped huge economic benefit -- improving quality, costs and cycle time. Given the considerable time and resources companies spend in the development of products, many managers, owners and executives want to know if there isn't a way to apply Lean to this process.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) has the answer. As a leading practitioner of Lean through its Speed-To-Market™ branded services and products, CMTC has developed a unique toolkit to assist and customize companies' product development process. CMTC will introduce the toolkit and other methodologies to interested Southern California companies at a Lean Product Development Workshop on September 13, 2006 in Industry Hills. Details are as follows:

                                 September 13, 2006
                                    9:30am - 2pm
                           Pacific Palms Conference Resort
                             One Industry Hills Parkway
                                 Industry Hills, CA
                                     Cost: $50
Interested participants should contact Sunny Lopez at (310) 263-3009 today. Space will be limited. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This workshop will help participants identify and eliminate waste in product development and will provide an economic framework for determining which lean techniques will yield the greatest payback for your specific organization. CMTC consultants will divulge strategies for identifying, implementing, institutionalizing and sustaining improvement to the product development process.

New product development can be daunting due to the cost and time involved, however for many companies facing increased competition and diminishing financial return on existing product lines, new and innovative products can expand and invigorate the customer base. By employing CMTC's Speed-To-Market™ products, introduced and applied in this workshop, companies will be able to develop more products with the same resources and complete new products on time, every time.

For more details on the Lean Product Development Workshop or on CMTC's Speed-To-Market™ suite of Lean products and services, call Sunny Lopez at (310) 263-3009. Reporters call Chris Allen at (310) 263-3018.


A private, nonprofit corporation, CMTC was established in 1992 to provide high value consulting services to California's high tech and traditional small and medium-size manufacturer to increase their competitive advantage through improved methods of management and manufacturing. Today, through its seven regional teams, CMTC provides consulting services in the practice areas of Strategic Business, Lean Enterprise, Information Technology, Quality and Supply Chain Management. CMTC's regional teams cover Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara County, the San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley, the San Joaquin Valley and San Diego/Imperial County. For more information, visit

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