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Lean Product Development at Ford
Jim Morgan, director, Global Body Exterior and Stamping Business Unit Engineering at Ford, discusses lean product development methods in this Lean Blog podcast. He will give a presentation on the subject at LEI’s Lean Transformation Summit, Dallas, March 9-10. Click the Education tab and go to Summits for more information.
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