Dr. Jim Morgan


Emc Network

Jim Morgan is President at Emc Network, a research and consulting firm specializing in engineering management and product/process development. He is also a Senior Advisor at The Lean Enterprise Institute in Cambridge, MA. Before founding Emc in 2013, Dr. Morgan was Director, Global Body Exterior, Safety, and SBU Engineering at Ford Motor Company during the product led revitalization under CEO, Alan Mulally. Prior to joining Ford in 2004, he was Vice President at TDM, a tier one, global automotive supplier of engineering services, prototypes, tools, and low volume parts and assemblies.

Jim holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Michigan where his research on product development won a 2005 Shingo prize for research excellence.  He co-authored (with Dr. Jeffrey Liker) the award-winning book “The Toyota Product Development System” as well as several articles on product development. In addition, he has developed and taught graduate courses on lean manufacturing and product development.