Toyota Product Development System Integrating People, Process, and Technology

ISBN-10: 1563272822
ISBN-13: 9781563272820
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication date: 3/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

h3 Winner Of The 2007 Shingo Prize For Excellence In Manufacturing Research! /h3 p 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. /p p In b i The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology /i /b, 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. /p p 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. /p p This valuable book: /p ul li Highlights the application of value stream mapping methodology to product development. /li li Identifies and defines the categories of waste that are specific to the product development process. /li li Presents countermeasures and proven practices, based on Lean principles, developed for the product development process used at Toyota. /li li Illustrates and clarifies the methodology bypresenting actual case examples at Toyota and a U.S. competitor. /li /ul p 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. /p

The new product development revolution
The lean product development system model
Establish customer-defined value to separate value-added from waste
Front-load the PD process to explore alternatives thoroughly
Create a leveled product development process flow
Utilize rigorous standardization to reduce variation and create flexibility and predictable outcomes
Create a chief engineer system to lead development from start to finish
Organize to balance functional expertise and cross-functional integration
Develop towering technical competence in all engineers
Fully integrate suppliers into the product development system
Build in learning and continuous improvement
Build a culture to support excellence and relentless improvement
Adapt technology to fit your people and process
Align your organization through simple, visual communication
Use powerful tools for standardization and organizational learning
A coherent system : putting the pieces together
Eliminating waste in the product development value stream
Getting to culture change : the heart of lean PD
Applying value stream mapping to a product development process : the PeopleFlo Manufacturing Inc. case

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