IMVP was a program created in 1979 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). IMVP is best known for developing the name “lean production” to characterize the new paradigm that challenged mass production starting in the 1970s and 1980s. The research conducted by researchers at IMVP was documented in the landmark book The Machine that Changed the World.
It now goes by the name Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) and is based at the University of Pennsylvania, led by John Paul MacDuffie. It is responsible for researching and describing lean methodologies, and establishing automotive industry benchmarking standards.
- The Machine that Changed the World
- After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry
- Clockspeed : winning industry control in the age of temporary advantage
- Thinking Beyond Lean: How Multi Project Management is transforming Product Development at Toyota and other Companies
- The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota
- The Second Century : Reconnecting Customer and Value Chain through Build-to-Order
- Automated Guided Vehicle Lane Marking– creativesafetysupply.com
- “Lean” 25 Years Later– lean-news.com
- Jim Womack’s Top Misconceptions of the Lean Movement– kaizen-news.com
- What is Lean manufacturing?– iecieeechallenge.org
- Mass Production & Lean: What’s the difference?– blog.5stoday.com
- Motorola’s Six Sigma Program– blog.creativesafetysupply.com