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It was less so when he was simply describing things. Fundamental to learning lean, practicing lean and coaching lean.

The motivation may be more practical than humanitarian, but there is a clear assumption of responsibility. This is a great book not just about manufacturing but offers some good philosophy about improving any business plus an interesting history of Toyota. It enables you to get grounded in the grass roots of the Lean Manufacturing movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Your rating is more than welcome or share this article via Social media!

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Some will be disappointed in some of the wording possibly affected by translation and at times possibly because of the authors propensity to word some concepts with strong feeling. This was one of the key successes of the growth of Toyota as a car manufacturer and organization. The warehouse holding inventory is waste. Nuggets of wisdom, not super cohesive, but fun to skim through! But it is quite short and still very valuable reading for engineers and managers of production projects.

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Means of Production Ugly Christmas Sweater. So much of what he says is simple. While the management case studies do bring some insights, this book is a step ahead in the right direction. The book packed a large number of concepts that changed the shape of manufacturing worldwide in a very small space.

You will then create the skills to assess the different evolutionary steps of the process and know more pointedly what each step was created for. How many copies would you like to buy? After selling the business, the Toyoda family decided to invest the money in the manufacturing of motor cars Toyota. Not waste purely in terms of physical rubbish, but in a broader sense of removing any activity, process or practise that does not add value to the manufacturing process.

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Just theory and results of the theory. It required abandoning what had been conventional in automobile manufacturing as well as in bookkeeping and considerable faith. While Ohno says this is a better management method, when carried to its logical conclusion, you get things like the Toyota slaves and hideous pressures on subcontractors.

It was vital for the Toyoda family to survive and this led to considerable pressure. And yet the underlying concept of a pull system rather than a push system, and the mechanisms for implementation just-in-time, autonomation, and kanban are anything but simple. This is a book that sits for me in absolute contrast to Getting Things Done. This was later sold to a British company named the Platt Brothers.

In Taiichi Ohno worked as a production engineer and met the challenge to boost their productivity to compete with the American automotive industry. Taiichi Ohno tells us how he revamped Toyota's and thus everyone else's auto manufacturing processes. Home Toolsheroes Taiichi Ohno. Interesting and revealing is the role of nationalism, object oriented programming by balaguruswamy perhaps even of racism in motivating the Toyoda family and Ohno.

The Toyota Way puts Ohno's work in a broader context and with more attention paid to actual production rather than the principles discussed here. Many books are long, as though trying to justify the cover price, particularly it seems in business writing. Although, in the books defense, that's not what it is trying to do.

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The author made those clear and conveyed well how much they helped. In Ohno's analysis Ford or General Motors style mass production would not have been successful in Japan in the s because the market was too small and too segmented.

My favourite learning is production must not confined itself with quantity and speed. Heavily redundant, randomly jumping, overly colloquial. He had a clear vision for changing auto manufacturing, but he knew because of the nature of workforces and large organizations, it would take many years to make it a reality. One could use this book as a useful pocket guide. This is the type of book that I will read over and over.

If you are interested in getting started in the Lean methodologies then you should read this book. With this foundation, they completely r This is a great book not just about manufacturing but offers some good philosophy about improving any business plus an interesting history of Toyota. Though this is the Toyota production system, the applicability of the concept for any type of business is emphasized throughout the book e. Short, concise, written in a simple and matter-of-fact style. You also need to change the way you think.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Implicitly and explicitly there is a stress on having an approach that is appropriate for where you are. It's an easy read, though some sections are more technical and others too mundane. Overview of the Toyota production and management system and history from one of it's founder.