Lean Production transformed the way that companies think about production and manufacturing. This book provides a new challenge. It arises from the work of the Lean Aerospace Initiative at MIT and provides a new agenda and bold vision for the aerospace industry to take it out of crisis. It also redefines and develops the concept of Lean as a framework for enterprise transformation and this will be relevant and critical for all industries and enterprises.
PART I: HIGHER, FASTER, FARTHER
The 21st Century Challenge
The Cold War Legacy
Monuments and Misalignments
PART II: BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER?
Islands of Success
PART III: CREATING ENTERPRISE VALUE
A Value Creation Framework
Corporate and Government Value
National and International Value
Future Value: A US Aerospace Perspective
The author team form the Lean Aerospace Initiative based at MIT and contain a number or outstanding academics and researchers including:
EARLL M. MURMAN is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Program Director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
THOMAS J. ALLEN is Howard W Johnson Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Co-Director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative.
JOEL CUTCHER-GERSHENFELD is Executive Director, Engineering Systems Learning Center and Senior Research Scientist, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Winner of the International Academy of Astronautics Engineering Sciences Book Award 2003 for Outstanding Achievement
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