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

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 17, 2003 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
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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

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This book has teach us excellent commonsense approch of low cost management. And the 14 management principles are realy world's greatest.

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This book was my first acquaintance with "Toyota Production System" and Lean development.
Book is very easy to read shares a lot of ready to use knowledge examples from real life and really engaging
I would strongly recommend to read this book to any one who is interested in Lean, TPS (Toyota Production System) or just looking for more efficient methods to run development. There are lot of things to learn from Toyota experience.

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About the author (2003)

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is a professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan and cofounder and director of the Japan Technology Management Program at the University of Michigan.

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