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

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


Author(s)/Editor(s): Jeffrey K Liker
Published By:
McGraw-Hill Companies

Pages in Print Edition: 330PP
Binding:
Hard Cover

Published: 12/17/2004
Product ID:
BK05PUB66
ISBN:
978-0071392310

SME Members: $ 27.00
Non members: $ 30.00

Description

This book is part of SME's Lean Silver Certification book package.

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 quality control inspector