Huthwaite Innovation Institute

Lean Engineering?

More than 50% of all engineering projects fail to meet their goals.
Lean Engineering is a way to avoid the causes of those failures.

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Bart Huthwaite

Lean Engineering is the ability to deliver the highest value with the minimum amount of waste. More than 1000 companies worldwide are now using our Lean Engineering ideas, methods and best practices.

Bart Huthwaite, CEO
Huthwaite Innovation Institute

How we help YOU

Systematic Innovation
Your search for new solutions need not be haphazard or wasteful. You learn a proven step-by-step way to change your innovation process from a mystery to a method.

Continuous Process Improvement
Engineering processes must constantly be upgraded due to changes in technology, markets and competitive threats. You learn how to improve engineering processes “on the fly” without disrupting plans and schedules.

Project Team Leadership
Too many project teams stumble at the start. You will learn a proven method for developing a team strategy, building team unity, applying innovative thinking, and meeting difficult goals.

Design for X
DfX is the ability to focus your design effort on those values that will make your project successful. You will learn how to systematically identify those values and how to achieve them.

Predictive Measurement
Measuring the success of your product once it is in the marketplace shows you results, however does not gives guidance while you are designing the product. You will learn how to begin measuring your product success from Day One.

Engineering Organization Efficiency
Improving your organizational efficiency can create more problems than it solves. You learn how to upgrade your organization with less disruption and more buy-in.


How We Work With YOU

Interactive workshops run through our method to apply Lean Engineering to your own products and processes.   You will receive immediate results. One workshop can spur hundreds of new ideas.

We offer “Train the Trainer” instruction in all our methods and tools.

Online Tutorials
We provide several online tutorials or let us customize an online program for you and your team.

Contact us for more information.


Our Team


Bart Huthwaite is a world renowned expert in Lean Product and Process Development. He is the founder of the Huthwaite Innovation Institute and a leader in the thought process of Interoperability - the human dimension of Lean.

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Rob Wolz held engineering leadership positions at Gulfstream Aerospace during his 36 years of service. He left in 2017 and is now Adjunct Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at his alma mater, Mississippi State University. 


Tim Schipper is a Lean Expert, Teacher, and Coach. He inspires developing Lean Thinking Leaders who apply lean principles to everything they do and teach others to do the same.

Jennifer DeGlopper co-authored an Online LEAN Design Certification program being used by Fortune 500 companies globally as well as several tutorials being used at Gulfstream, Nestle and others.

Lean Engineering Articles 

Lean Engineering Webinars




The Rules of Innovation

This book is the ultimate how to book for those looking for a proven way to hone their innovation skill.

The power of personal innovation is the most sought after skill in organizations today. Individuals are using it to become rich almost overnight. Company employees are applying it to make giant leaps up the corporate ladder. Now this rubber-hits-the-road book helps you do likewise. It gives you a clear step-by-step road map with how to rules to convert any innovation quest from a mystery to a method. 

Author, Bart Huthwaite, draws on more than thirty years of hands on experience. He has successfully coached thousands of individuals in hundreds of companies around the world. As one General Electric Rules of Innovation user once quipped, Bart's experience ranges from innovations in candy bars to aircraft carriers. 

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The Lean Design Solution

Leaders are now recognizing that product design is the primary driver of success. They are making it their primary target in their quest for delivering customers more value at less cost. Bart Huthwaite, founder of the Huthwaite Innovation Institute and recognized as America's LEAN Product Development Coach, shows you, step-by-step, how to create lean products and services right from the start. He reveals success secrets and a road map for integrating lean design with six sigma design for powerful results.


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