Prologue PART I: HIGHER, FASTER, FARTHER The 21st Century Challenge The Cold War Legacy Monuments and Misalignments PART II: BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER? Lean Thinking Islands of Success Lean Enterprises PART III: CREATING ENTERPRISE VALUE A Value Creation Framework Program Value 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.
'The book is an easy and pleasant paced one to read which can be usefully examined by anyone with a particular interest in the aerospace industry, or someone who is interested in further refinements of the lean production notion...to have produced such an interesting and coherent story, an initiative of this scale is no mean accomplishment. The individuals who have been largely responsible for this task deserve both credit and thanks.' - Phillip Beaumont, European Management Journal 'For those in the aerospace industry or similar fields, or businesses wanting to implement lean production, this book will provide a valuable lesson and interesting reading. It is not fluffed out with pointless information and everything that is in it needs to be there and will be at least useful when turning to lean production.' - Emily Duncan, M2 Best Books 'I have never seen as comprehensive a summary of relevant historic, economic and strategic developments characterizing this industry...The many good case studies, excellent recounts of successful projects and other islands of success, provide valuable insights as to how the approach can work...the book is very well written, extremely well made up and has many good graphics, side-notes, and tons of useful references! A highly attractive book to read and a strong even though complex message! In my view it is mandatory reading for any aerospace leader and those in other industrial sectors, whether part of top management, the engineering, human resources or financial services cadres.' - Professor Heinz Stoewer, International Council of Systems Engineering President (elect), Insight '...a well-structured and well-written account of US aerospace in the increasingly popular area of lean philosophy.' - The Aerospace Professional