In this classic text, Ohno shares information on the Toyota Production System you won't find anywhere else. Combining that information with rigorous analysis of the successes and failures of Toyota's attempts at lean production, Ohno's book provides striking insights into how the Toyota Production System can be adapted for other manufacturing organizations -- and how it can work for you. Most importantly, you will learn how to improve production efficiency through the relentless elimination of waste and how the elimination of waste is the key to increasing your bottom line.
Written as a historical and philosophical description of the rationale and purpose of just-in-time and lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System is a must-read for all forward-thinking managers, because it provides the foundational knowledge essential to any lean manufacturing initiatives.
Table of Contents:
1) Starting from Need
2) Evolution of the Toyota Production System
3) Further Development
4) Genealogy of the Toyota Production System
5) The True Intention of the Ford System
6) Surviving the Low-Growth Period
Author: Taiichi Ohno