Womack and Jones chronicled Toyota's concept of lean production in "The Machine That Changed the World," and embarked in 1990 on a tour of North America, Europe and Japan to persuade organizations, managers, employers and investors that mass production was out of date and should be chucked for something better. They formed a network of companies and individuals dedicated to lean production.
Network members, whose stories form the basis of the book, gather annually to update procedures and refine theory. Showa Manufacturing, a Japanese maker of radiators and boilers, for instance, pulled itself out of an earnings slump by changing from mass-producing batches of standardized equipment to producing customized small lots. Heavily laden with details, this book is for specialists who want to streamline processes.
This book is part of SME's Lean Bronze Certification Package
Binding: Hard Cover
Product ID: BK03PUB35