Transformation to Lean Product Development – Approaches at Two Automotive Suppliers
Paper in proceeding, 2012

The transformation to a lean product development system was studied at two automotive suppliers. The study covers the transformation approach, the problems along the way, some early results of the transformation and a comparison between the two firms in this respect. Both strive to change their operations to add more value in their delivery to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). The results show that the transformations are experienced as positive in both firms. It is demonstrated that this success is due to methods and principles included in the lean product development framework.

lean

transformation

product

development

automotive

Author

Mikael Ström

Swerea

Mats Alemyr

Swerea

Stefan Bükk

Swerea

Göran Gustafsson

Swerea

Hans L Johannesson

Swerea

12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012; Dubrovnik; Croatia; 21 May 2012 through 24 May 2012

1847-9162 (ISSN)

113-122

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

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10/18/2021