Author

Jamie Fluhart

Date of Defense

4-26-2006

Department

Management

First Advisor

Robert Landeros, Management

Second Advisor

Thomas Scannell, Management

Third Advisor

Duke Leingpibul, Management

Abstract

Successful companies are those who are able to provide their customers with high quality products and services in the most efficient manner. This means that companies must provide prompt delivery without compromising quality. Business today are moving in the same direction to achieve this goal. The Toyota Production System, or lean manufacturing, focuses on eliminating waste in the manufacturing process to increase output. However, the implications of this philosophy, are just beginning to scratch the surface in the research and development sections of companies. This paper explores the effects of lean manufacturing on research and development sectors.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only

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