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Podcast #109, Jim Morgan of Ford Motor – Lean Product Development

Episode #109 is a discussion with  Jim Morgan, Director, Global Body Exterior and Stamping Business Unit Engineering, Ford Motor Company. We will be talking about Lean product development methods in this show. James will be a plenary speaker at the upcoming  Lean Transformation Summit, presented by the  Lean Enterprise Institute, in Dallas this March 9th and 10th. Hope to see you there!

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James Morgan is Director, Global Body Exterior and Stamping Business Unit Engineering, Ford Motor Company. Morgan is responsible for Body Structures and Exterior Systems Engineering, as well as Stamping Engineering, Facilities and Equipment for Ford globally.

Before joining Ford in 2004, Morgan was vice president of Troy Design & Manufacturing, a tier 1 manufacturing and engineering service provider. In addition to more than 20 years operations and engineering management experience, Morgan has authored or co-authored several articles on product development and is co-author of the book  The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process And Technology based, on his  Shingo Award winning research at the University of Michigan. Morgan holds master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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