Lean Product Development as a System: A Case Study of Body and Stamping Development at Ford

Liker, Jeffrey K.; Morgan, James
March 2011
Engineering Management Journal;Mar2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
Case Study
A systems view of lean product development is presented integrating people, process, and tools. This systems approach was derived from intensive study of Toyota's product development system. Principles and methods based on this systems model of lean product development were applied with great success at Ford Motor Company helping to bring to market a record number of products that helped fuel a rebuilding of the company to financial success and award winning world-class product quality.


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