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The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process And Technology

By James M. Morgan, Jeffrey K. Liker

The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process And Technology

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Tags: lean, lean manufacturing, product development, toyota, toyota production system

Started reading:
2010-02-02 09:19:21
Finished reading:
2010-02-18 17:28:30

Review

Rating: 7

The management in my workplace gives a great deal of lip service to Lean and the Toyota Way. After reading some blog posts about Lean and Software Development, I wanted to read more about Toyota’s Product Development since that seems more relevant to software than manufacturing process (which work better in my company on the clinical side). This books offers a great deal of information regarding Toyota’s processes for product development including building knowledge, continuous improvement, and developing the technical expertise of engineers. Some of the case studies and a comparative look at how Chrysler changing to a product-line based organizational structure resulted in product chimneys (having traded that for functional chimneys) and how Toyota has mostly avoided that problem were very insightful.

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