The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process and Technology / Edition 1

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The ability to bring new and innovative products to market rapidly is the prime critical competence for any successful consumer-driven company. All industries, especially automotive, are slashing product development lead times in the current hyper-competitive marketplace. This book is the first to thoroughly examine and analyze the truly effective product development methodology that has made Toyota the most forward-thinking company in the automotive industry.

Winner of the 2007 Shingo Prize For Excellence In Manufacturing Research!

In The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology, James Morgan and Jeffrey Liker compare and contrast the world-class product development process of Toyota with that of a U.S. competitor. They use extensive examples from Toyota and the U.S. competitor to demonstrate value stream mapping as an extraordinarily powerful tool for continuous improvement.

Through examples and case studies, this book illustrates specific techniques and proven practices for dealing with challenges associated with product development, such as synchronizing multiple disciplines, multiple function workload leveling, compound process variation, effective technology integration, and knowledge management.

Readers of this book can focus on optimizing the entire product development value stream rather than focus on a specific tool or technology for local improvements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563272820
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 841,076
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction
Chapter 1: The New Product Development Revolution
Chapter 2: The Lean Product Development System Model
Section Two: Process Subsystem
Chapter 3: Establish Customer-Defined Value to Separate Value-Added From Waste
Chapter 4: Front-Load the PD Process to Explore Alternatives Thoroughly
Chapter 5: Create a Leveled Product Development Process Flow
Chapter 6: Utilizing Rigorous Standardization to Reduce Variation and Create Flexibility and Predictable Outcomes
Section Three: Subsystem People
Chapter 7: Creating a Chief Engineer System to Lead Development From Start to Finish
Chapter 8: Balancing Functional Expertise and Cross-Functional Integration through Organization
Chapter 9: Develop Towering Technical Competence in All Engineers
Chapter 10: Fully Integrate Suppliers into the Product Development System
Chapter 11: Building in Learning and Continuous Improvement
Chapter 12: Building a Culture to Support Excellence and Relentless Improvement
Section Four: Subsystem Tools and Technology
Chapter 13: Adapt Technology to Fit Your People and Process
Chapter 14: Align Your Organization Through Simple, Visual Communication
Chapter 15: Powerful Tools for Standardization and Organizational Learning
Section Five: Creating a Coherent Lean PD System
Chapter 16: A Coherent System
Chapter 17: Eliminating Waste In The Product Development Value Stream
Chapter 18: Getting to Culture Change: The Heart of Lean PPD
Applying Value Stream Mapping to a Product Development Process: The PeopleFlo Manufacturing Inc. Case by Dr. John Drogosz

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    The rise and global success of Toyota inspired vast numbers of studies, articles and books on the company's production system and culture. The authors show how the Japanese auto maker's system for developing products has contributed to its success. James Morgan and Jeffrey Liker explain Toyota's insistence on starting projects correctly, applying the best resources to them in a timely fashion and terminating wasteful processes that provide no customer benefit. The authors also portray Toyota's approach to technology, project management tools, communication and corporate culture and compare Toyota to American auto makers. While this book is most useful to those involved in manufacturing product development, especially engineers and their managers, getAbstract recommends it to anyone who is fascinated by the world's largest automaker and wants to learn about its integrated approach to creating cars.

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