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The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World's Greatest Manufacturer

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World's Greatest Manufacturer

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The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World's Greatest Manufacturer

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3/5 (92 ratings)
Length:
333 pages
8 hours
Released:
Dec 22, 2003
ISBN:
9780071435635
Format:
Book

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How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry

In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.

Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by:

  • Eliminating wasted time and resources
  • Building quality into workplace systems
  • Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology
  • Producing in small quantities
  • Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector
Released:
Dec 22, 2003
ISBN:
9780071435635
Format:
Book

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  • (5/5)
    Two decades in the making, this extraordinarily precise, elaborate, & comprehensive book is *the* Western manual on evolving a TPS - strictly Toyota Production System, which can today with much justice be read as Total Production System. Every other book on the topic may well be dispensable. This one simply isn't. Reference to a generation of industrialists.
  • (4/5)
    High level review of key principles used within Toyota that drives superb quality and management.
  • (4/5)
    The Toyota Manufacturing process is absolutely brilliant. Sadly, many companies fail because of it. They take the pieces that they think will best suit them while disregarding the rest. The Toyota Way is meant to be used as one, large, cohesive philosophy. You cannot pick and choose in order to get it to work.