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Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production Hardcover – Mar 1 1988
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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 originated at the Toyota Co. after World War II, and Ohno is philosophical father of the techniques. This volume represents the English translation of his original commentaries, first published in Japan in 1978. More a philosophical commentary and history than an applications manual, it not only presents compelling examples of JIT implementation at Toyota, but also illustrates the mindset behind the system, especially the critical importance of teamwork and the premeditated effort to develop automation with a human touch. Recommended more for historians of JIT than practitioners. Gene R. Laczniak, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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This book is not a "ISO" type blueprint in that it is a consise overview without much "filler" or stale requirements so don't worry if you donot get the big picture until you have read and maybe reread the book.
One note - I think that just maybe (if I can be so bold) that chapter 3 should be read first then the rest of the book. I also recomend other books (and web searches) on Kaizen by those who have done it for as long as Mr. Ohno.
I love this book!
- Why acquiring new equipment should be done last when waste has yet to be removed
- How automation doesn’t reduce costs
- Why to continue applying methods increasing productivity when quantity decreases
- How this flexibility is a source of strength in low growth periods
- How production schedules impede performance
Use as a reference for clarity on many occasions, a staple in the businessman’s library.
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The book was interesting, my husband liked it and hearing the details of production and the making of this company. I was told it was interesting if you like this kind of book.Published 20 months ago by Ashley Amanda Bevan-Barker
I really enjoyed reading Mr. Ohno's book. Even though it is a short book, it is full of ideas that can be applied to any production bussiness. Read morePublished on May 2 2002 by Mauricio J. Motles
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