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The Toyota Way; ISBN 0071392319

April 2, 2010 | Comments (0)
The company that invented lean production — Jeffrey Liker

I probably bought this for the title and because I was curious what the Toyota way was. It shows the remarkable way of a japanese company to be very repetitive in designing quality cars with short lead time. Although I expected that they could do this because it was a family driven business, this was not the case as in the nineties the first president from outside the family took over. He even wasn’t an engineer from profession. The book does not show a clear recipe to reproduce the success. If it was easy, many quality cars would be available. Keywords: lean, waste, kaizen,…

“Toyota first caught the world’s attention in the 1980s, when it became clear that there was something special about Japanese quality and efficiency…” — Jeffrey Liker


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