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

by: Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker


Abstract: 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, and turning every employee into a quality control inspector.
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Title: Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2004 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071392310

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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.

Description: 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, and turning every employee into a quality control inspector.