Lean Product Development

Topic Leader: Dr. Bimal Nepal
Affiliation:
Texas A&M University
E-mail:
nepal@entc.tamu.edu 

Topic Leader: Dr. Cecilia Martinez
Affiliation:
Clarkson University
E-mail:
cmartinez@clarkson.edu 

Topic Leader: Dr. Geert Letens
Affiliation: Royal Military Academy, Belgium
E-mail:
geertletens@yahoo.com 

Recommended Books

  • Mascitelli, R. (2011) Mastering Lean Product Development: A Practical, Event-Driven Process for Maximizing Speed, Profits, and Quality, Northridge, CA: Technology Perspectives.
  • Cooper, R.G.,  Edgett, S. J. & Brady, L. (2009) Lean, Rapid and Profitable New Product Development, Canada: The Product Development Institute.
  • Reinertsen, D. G.  (2009) The principles of product development flow: second generation of lean product development, Redondo Beach, CA:  Celeritas Publishing.
  • Morgan, J.M. & Liker, J.K., (2006) The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process And Technology,  New York, NY: Productivity Press.
  • Ward, A.C., (2007), Lean Product and Process Development, Cambridge, MA: The Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.
  • Kennedy, M., (2003) Product Development for the Lean Enterprise: Why Toyota's System is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement it, Richmond, VA: The Oaklea Press.
  • Cusumano, M.A., & Nobeoka, K., (1998), Thinking Beyond Lean: How Multi Project Management is Transforming Product Development at Toyota and Other Companies, New York, NY: The Free Press
  • Reinertsen, D., G., & Smith, P.G., (1997) Developing Products in Half the Time: New Rules, New Tools, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 
  • Reinertsen, D.G., (1997) Managing the Design Factory, Free Press, NY.

Recommended Journal Articles

  • Hines, P., Francis, M., & Found, P., (2006). Towards lean product lifecycle management, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 17(7), 866-887.
  • Kamath, R., & Liker, J.K., (1994). A Second Look at Japanese Product Development, Harvard Business Review, 72(6), 154-170.
  • Ward, A.C., Liker, J.C., Cristiano, J.J., Sobek, D.K., (1995). The Second Toyota Paradox: How delaying decisions can make cars faster, Sloan Management Review, 36(3), 43-61.
  • Karlson, C., & Ahlström, P., (1996). The Difficult Path to Lean Product Development, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 13, 283-295.
  • Sobek, D.K., Ward, A.C. & Liker, J.K., (1999). Toyota's Principles of Set-Based Concurrent Engineering, Sloan Management Review, 40(2), 67-83.
  • Thomke, S., & Fujimoto, T., (2000). The Effect of "Front-Loading" Problem-Solving on Product Development Performance, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 17, 128-142.
  • Browning, T.R., Deyst, J.J., Eppinger, S.D., & Whitney, D.E., (2002). Adding Value in Product Development by Creating Information and Reducing Risk, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 49(2), 443-458.
  • Haque, B., & James-Moore, M., (2002). Characteristics of lean product introduction, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2(3), 378-401.
  • Haque, B. and James-Moore, M. (2004). Applying Lean Thinking to New Product Introduction, Journal of Engineering Design, 15(1), 1-31.
  • Browning, T.R., (2003). On Customer Value and Improvement in Product Development Processes, Systems Engineering, 6(1), 49-61.
  • Haque, B., (2003). Lean Engineering in the Aerospace Industry, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 217(10),b1409-1420.
  • Haque, B., (2004). Applying Lean Thinking to New Product Introduction, Journal of Engineering Design, 15(1), 1-31.
  • Oppenheim, B. W., (2004). Lean Product Development Flow, Systems Engineering, 7 (4), 352-376.
  • Ford, D.N.., & Sobek, D.K., (2005). Adapting Real Options to New Product Development by Modeling the Second Toyota Paradox, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 52(2), 175-185.
  • Liker, J.K. , (2006). The Toyota Way in Services: The Case of Lean Product Development, The Academy of Management Perspectives, 20(2), 5-20.
  • McManus, H.L., Haggerty, A., & Murman, E., (2007). Lean Engineering: a Framework for Doing the Right Thing Right, The Aeronautical Journal,105-114.
  • Cooper, R.G., Edgett, S.J., (2008). Maximizing Productivity in Product Innovation, Research Technology Management, March-April(50), 47-58.
  • Cooper, R.G., (2008). Perspective: The Stage-Gate ® Idea-to-Launch Process—Update, What's New, and NexGen Systems, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 25(3), 213-232.
  • Gautam, N., & Singh, N., (2008). Lean product development: Maximizing the customer perceived value through design change (redesign), International Journal of Production Economics, 114, 313-332.
  • Martinez Leon, H.C., & Farris, J.A., (2011). Lean Product Development Research: Current state and future directions, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 23(1), 29-51.
  • Hoppman, J., Rebentisch, E., Dombrowski, U., & Thimo, Z., (2011). A Framework for Organizing Lean Product Development, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 24(1),3-15.
  • Letens, G., Farris, J.A., Van Aken, E.M., (2011). A Multilevel Framework for Lean Product Development System Design, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 23(1), 69-85.
  • Nepal, B., Yadav, O.P., Solanki, R., (2011). Improving the NPD Process by Applying Lean Principles: A Case Study, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 23 (1), 52-68.
  • Liker, J., Morgan, J., (2011). Lean Product Development as a System: A Case Study of Body and Stamping Development at Ford, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 23 (1), 16-28.
  • Beauregard, Y., Bhuiyan, N., Thomson, V., (2011). Post-Certification Engineering Taxonomy and Task Value Optimization in the Aerospace Industry, Engineering Management Journal, Special Issues in Lean Product Development, 23 (1), 86-100.
  • Davis, C.R. (2002). Calculated Risk: A Framework for Evaluating Product Development, MIT Sloan Management Review, 71-77.
  • Reinertsen, D. (June 2005). Let it flow, Industrial Engineer, 37, 6, 40-45.

Recommended IERC Conference Proceedings

  • Martinez Leon, C., Farris, J., Letens, G. “Improving Product Development Through Front-Loading and Enhanced Iteration Management” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Reno, May, 2011.
  • Beauregard, Y., Bhuiyan, N., Thomson, V.,  “Optimum Task Size, Multitasking and Utilization Levels for Lean Product Development” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Reno, May, 2011.
  • Cai, T., Freiheit, T. “Lean Value Creation Management in Product Development Process” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Reno, May, 2011.
  • Cai, T., Freiheit, T. “Lean Principles in Product Development Processes” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Reno, May, 2011.
  • Anderson, K., Grasman, S., “Lean Product Development to Speed Time to Market” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Reno, May, 2011. 
  • Martinez Leon, C., Farris, J., “Lean Product Development Process: A Systematic Literature Review” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Miami, May, 2009. 
  • Harris, G., Carter, G., Berkowitz, D.,  “A Scan of the State of Lean New Product Development,” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancun, Mexico, June, 2010. 
  • Martinez Leon, C., “A Coordination Mechanism for Lean Product Development,” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancun, Mexico, June, 2010.
  • Letens, G., Farris, J.A., Van Aken, E.M., “Lean Principles for the Lean Project-based Enterprise” IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2008.

 




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