Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

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CRC Press, Mar 1, 1988 - 176 pages
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In this classic text, Taiichi Ohno--inventor of the Toyota Production System and Lean manufacturing--shares the genius that sets him apart as one of the most disciplined and creative thinkers of our time. Combining his candid insights with a rigorous analysis of Toyota's attempts at Lean production, Ohno's book explains how Lean principles can improve any production endeavor. A historical and philosophical description of just-in-time and Lean manufacturing, this work is a must read for all students of human progress. On a more practical level, it continues to provide inspiration and instruction for those seeking to improve efficiency through the elimination of waste.

 

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This is an amazing book. Together with "The Machine That Changed the World." It completely transformed the way I thought about how things get made. Read full review

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Just-in-Time (JIT) production methods are the rage, as non-Japanese companies attempt to mimic Oriental manufacturers (see Edward J. Hay, The Just in Time Breakthrough , LJ 4/15/88). These methods ... Read full review

Contents

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45
Genealogy of the Toyota Production System
75
The True Intention of the Ford System
93
6
111
Postscript to the Original Japanese Edition
119
Editors Notes
131
Index
137
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