Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 4, pp 10053–10061 | Cite as

Research on optimization of product development value stream

  • Shuwei Jing
  • Rui Li
  • Junai Yan
  • Fudong Yang
  • Cheng-Chung ChenEmail author


Given that there are more non-value-added parts of product development process for technological innovation in enterprises. This research puts forward and applies the product development value stream technology on the basis of the theory for traditional value stream. Then the paper takes a case about product development of a manufacturing enterprise to analyze the whole process of product development from product planning, preliminary design, detailed design, and prototype test to put in production. According to analyze, we find the waste stages in the development and optimizing the development process. According to the contrast between two figures of development value stream in current and future situation, we find that the optimizing method can help recognize effectively the waste in the process of product development, cut down the period of development, reduce R&D costs, improve product development efficiency, and satisfy clients’ needs.


PD-VSM Product development Optimizing process Innovation-driven Technological innovation 



This research works are supported by Program for the Philosophy and Social Sciences Research of Higher Learning Institutions of Shanxi No. 2016 (39) and No. 2017326, and supported by the academic leaders project of outstanding young in Shanxi Province No.2016 (46).

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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript. We also confirm that the mentioned received Grants in the “Acknowledgments” section, did not lead to any conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuwei Jing
    • 1
  • Rui Li
    • 1
  • Junai Yan
    • 1
  • Fudong Yang
    • 2
  • Cheng-Chung Chen
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Management Science and EngineeringShanxi University of Finance and EconomicsTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Management and EconomicsTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Hospitality ManagementTunghai UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan

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