Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

  • Starting from Need
  • Evolution of the Toyota Production System
  • Further Development
  • Genealogy of the Toyota Production System
  • The True Intention of the Ford System
  • Surviving the Low-Growth Period