Books used for course development

Favorite       Mgmt. Eng. Prod. Dev. Other
  lean.gif (7620 bytes) Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your corporation
James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones

1996, Simon & Schuster, New York.

Good overview of the principles of lean thinking.  Targeted at managerial types.  A good set of examples X      
X game.gif (7122 bytes) Thinking Strategically: The competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life
Avinask K. Dixit and Barry J. Nalebuff

1991, W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Great introduction to game theory for non-economists.       Game theory and decision making
  jolly.gif (9978 bytes) Commercializing New Technologies: Getting from Mind to Market
Vijay K. Jolly
Good overview of new technology introduction in the context of the entire product development and delivery process.  Lots of short example but few long in-depth case studies.  X   X  
X machine.gif (5420 bytes) The machine that changed the world: The story of Lean Production
James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, and  Daniel Roos

Harperperennial Library, 1991

Great comparison of Japanese, US and European approaches to automotive design and manufacture. X X some  
  wpe1.jpg (2949 bytes) Just another car factor? Lean Production and its discontents
James Rinehart, Christopher Huxley, and David Roberston

ILR Press, Ithaca NY

Study of CAMI Automotive and lean implementation from the union point of view.  Good look at the "other side of lean" X      
  farewell.gif (13965 bytes) Farewell to the Factory: Auto workers in the late twentieth century
Ruth Milkman

University of California Press, Berkley, 1997

More general look at factory improvements and its impacts on labor. X      
    The Myths of Japanese Quality
Ray and Cindelyn Eberts

Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River NJ, 1995

The other side of Japanese quality.  Written from the view point of a visitor to Japan.     some some  
  teams.gif (6206 bytes) Strategic Management of Teams
David I. Cleland

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, 1996


Overview of teams, team structures, organizing teams, and some cautionary notes.  Not specifically focused on product development teams. X      
  leading.gif (10817 bytes) Leading Product Development : The Senior Manager's Guide to Creating and Shaping the Enterprise
Steven C. Wheelwright and Kim B. Clark
Management view point of how to lead product development.  X      
  taguchi.gif (11751 bytes) Taguchi Techniques for Quality Engineering : Loss Function, Orthogonal Experiments, Parameter and
Tolerance Design

Phillip J. Ross

McGraw Hill Text, New York, 1996

Taguchi methods of orthogonal experiment design, parameter and tolerance design, etc.

Good but Phadke's book is better.

X   Quality Engineering Using Robust Design
Madhav Shridhar Phadke

Prentice Hall Press, 1989
Taguchi methods of orthogonal experiment design, parameter and tolerance design, etc.  Very clear and concise -- probably the best book I found on the subject.   X    
    Integrated Process Design and Development
Dan L. Shunk

Irwin Professional Pub, 1992

Overview of how to develop processes in an integrated manner.  This book provides some overview of tools and techniques. Nothing you can't find in other, better books. X   X  
    Design for Manufacture : Strategies, Principles and Techniques
John Corbett, Michael Dooner,  Christopher Pym

Addison-Wesley Pub Co, 1991

Collection of articles on the subject of DFM.  Not worth the $50 price.   X    
X innovator.gif (7173 bytes) The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies cause great firms to fail
Clayton M. Christensen

Harvard Business School Press, 1997

Great book on the role of new innovation in market places.   Christensen has done a wonderful job of detailing out with examples and data how market trends are not always your friend. x x x  
X pdma.gif (13226 bytes) The Pdma Handbook of New Product Development
Milton D. Rosenau

John Wiley & Sons, 1996

Collection of articles on a wide variety of subjects.  Good starting point for learning new research in the field of product development x x x  
X clark.gif (8387 bytes) Managing New Product and Process Development : Text and Cases
Kim B. Clark, Steven C. Wheelwright

Free Press, 1992

Same book as Revolutionizing product development with additional cases.   Good introduction to product development from the managerial prospective.   Little technical detail.   x x  
  half.gif (10072 bytes) Developing Products in Half the Time: New Rules, New Tools, Second Edition
Preston G. Smith, Donald G. Reinertsen

John Wiley & Sons, 1997
Typical of the "how to do product development" text.  A lot of high level guidance but very little new material.  No cases and limited examples.   x   x  
X utterback.gif (62209 bytes) Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation
James M. Utterback

Harvard Business School Pr; 1996

Great text on how to manage innovation.  Also talks about classic patterns and problems in innovation  Case studies and examples are used effectively. x   x innovation


  Product Development Performance : Strategy, Organization, and Management in the
World Auto Industry

Kim B. Clark, Takahiro Fujimoto

Harvard Business School Pr,1991

Detailed case study of product development in  US vs. Japan.   Similar feel to The machine that changed the world, but it focuses specifically on product development x x x  
Still adding books..... Please email me if there are others that you have read that should be added to the list!
Books recommended by my industrial contacts....
Recommended by Gary Hunt at Sunstrand managing.gif (11588 bytes) Managing The Design Factory: A Product Developers's Toolkit
Donald G. Reinertsen, 1997 The Free Press.
Don is co-author of Developing Products in Half the Time along with Preston Smith. Serves as a good extension to Developing Products in Half the Time.

These books may not be very interesting from an intellectual point of view, but all three strike home to Real Life in product development. In spite of the research done regarding the impact of overloaded development pipelines, a predominant belief is that everyone in an organization should be kept as busy as possible (the factory machine utilization syndrom) with total disregard for lean practices.

pace.gif (13360 bytes) Setting The Pace in Product Development: A Guide to Product And Cycle-Time Excellence
Michael E. McGrath (PRTM), 1996 Butterworth-Heinemann.
Chris Hull

Boeing St. Louis

  All I need to Know about Mfg. I learned in Joe's Garage

William B. Miller

Bayrock Pr, 1997

It's a great book, and a short and easy read.
I read it and then routed it around our group here at work.
Melissa Tata.


becoming.gif (116061 bytes) Becoming Lean: Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers.
Liker, Jeffrey K.

Productivity Press. Portland, OR. 1997.

Kent Kuiper, Boeing box.gif (5904 bytes) Statistics for Experimenters : An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building
George E. P. Box, J. Stuart Hunter, William Gordon Hunter

John Wiley & Sons

A Classic book in the DOE area
Tom Mix, Boeing blur.gif (15211 bytes) Blur : The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy
Christopher Meyer, Stan Davis

Perseus Pr, 1998