Lean principles, behaviors and implementation strategies for the automotive product design and development
Author(s)Koa, Lee Y. (Lee Yue), 1963-
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Steven D. Eppinger and Charles H. Fine.
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This thesis applies lean enterprise principles to the product development process at Ford Motor Company. Based on an internship, the author conducted a detailed study of three Ford product development sub-processes: head lamp appearance design, road load testing, and prototype build process. The value-added activities and wastes are analyzed using a value-stream mapping approach. Lean solutions are proposed in each case and for the overall organization. The last part of the thesis suggests the future research direction.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; and, (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2003.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 76).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Sloan School of Management.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering., Sloan School of Management., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.