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APPLICATION OF LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT A MANUFACTURING ORGANISATION: A CASE STUDY

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dc.contributor.author Dem, A C
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, J H C
dc.contributor.author Kruger, D J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T09:37:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T09:37:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-15
dc.identifier.citation CIE42 Proceedings, 15-18 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6204
dc.description.abstract The principles of lean were understood to be relevant to the operations of manufacturing enterprises meaning processes associated with material supply, component production and delivery of products and services to the customer. It was identified there was growing awareness that lean principles could be transferred readily to other functions and sectors. The purpose of the study was to investigate the application of lean principles to knowledgebased activities such as engineering design and product development. The organization under study was Olifant Manufacturing Company (OMC), a division of British Aerospace Systems, Land Systems South Africa. The problem statement was formulated as: “Would the researched Lean principles enable OMC to improve its traditional Product Development (PD) to Lean Product Development (LPD)?” The Life Cycle Management (LCM) framework was the mandated organizational framework that guided the execution of projects at BAE Systems. It would be sought to identify the relevant framework that would be tailored within the overarching framework to enable process improvements. The main findings were lean transformation is an organizational journey that would begin with a top down philosophy. Aspects of LPD were found to be integrated into a system framework that integrated the transformation of people, processes and tools and technologies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CIE en
dc.subject LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject CASE STUDY en
dc.subject manufacturing en
dc.subject Olifant Manufacturing Company en
dc.subject Product Development en
dc.title APPLICATION OF LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT A MANUFACTURING ORGANISATION: A CASE STUDY en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Mechanical & Industrial Engineering en


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