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Author Ōno, Taiichi, 1912-1990.

Title Toyota production system : beyond large-scale production / Taiichi Ohno ; foreword by Norman Bodek
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Productivity Press, [1988]
Portland, Or. : Productivity Press, c1988


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Description xix, 143 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Starting from need -- The oil crisis opened our eyes -- Slow growth is scary -- "Catch up with America" -- Just-in-time -- Using a common-sense idea -- Give the machine intelligence -- The power of individual skill and teamwork -- Cost reduction is the goal -- The illusion of Japanese industry -- Establishing a production flow -- Production leveling -- In the beginning, there was need -- A revolution in consciousness is indispensable -- 2. Evolution of the Toyota production system -- Repeating why five times -- Complete analysis of waste -- My plant-first principle -- Writing the standard work sheet yourself -- Teamwork is everything -- The skill of passing the baton -- An idea from the U.S. supermarket -- What is kanban? -- Incorrect use causes problems -- The talent and courage to rethink what we call common sense -- Establishing the flow is the basic condition -- Use your authority to encourage them -- Mountains should be low and valleys should be shallow -- Challenge to production leveling -- Production leveling and market diversification -- Kanban accelerates improvements -- Carrying carts as kanban -- The elastic nature of kanban -- 3. Further development -- An autonomic nervous system in the business organization -- Provide necessary information when needed -- The Toyota-style information system -- Fine adjustment -- Coping with changes -- What is true economy? -- Re-examining the wrongs of waste -- Generate excess capacity -- The significance of understanding -- Utilizing the full work system -- Do not make a false show -- Required numbers are all-important -- The tortoise and the hare -- Take good care of old equipment -- Look straight at the reality -- 0.1 worker is still one worker -- Management by Ninjutsu -- In an art form, action is required -- Advocating profit-making industrial engineering -- Surviving the slow-growth economy -- 4. Genealogy of the Toyota production system -- A global world around us -- Two extraordinary characters -- Learning from the unyielding spirit -- Toyotaism with a scientific and rational nature -- Provide good equipment even if the factory is simple -- Pursuit of a Japanese-style production technique -- Making products that have value -- A chessplayer's view -- In search of something Japanese -- Witnessing a dialectic evolution -- 5. The true intention of the Ford system -- The Ford system and the Toyota system -- Small lot sizes and quick setup -- The foresight of Henry Ford -- Standards are something to set up yourself -- Prevention is better than healing -- Is there a Ford after Ford? -- Inverse conception and business spirit -- Getting away from quantity and speed -- 6. Surviving the low-growth period -- The system raised in the high-growth period -- Raising productivity during low growth -- Learning from the flexibility of ancient people
Notes Translation of: Toyota seisan hōshiki
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index
Notes Translation of: Toyota seisan hōshiki
Subject Toyota Jidōsha Kōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha -- Management.
Toyota Jidōsha Kōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Just-in-time systems.
Production control.
Author Bodek, Norman.
LC no. 87043172
ISBN 0915299143
Other Titles Toyota seisan hōshiki. English
Toyota seisan hōshiki