This volume carefully traces the rise of the Toyota system from its take-off point in Ford's mass production system to its spread across the world, starting with the NUMMI joint venture with General Motors in California and now advancing in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia as well. It then identifies and describes the advantages of this system, which needs less of everything including time, human effort, inventories, and investment to produce products with fewer defects in smaller volumes at lower costs for fragmenting markets. The Machine That Changed the World even gave the system its name: lean.
In the decade since its launch in the fall of 1990, The Machine That Changed the World has sold more than 600,000 copies in 11 languages and has introduced a whole generation of managers and engineers to lean thinking. No lean library is complete without this groundbreaking book.
"The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globea[and] will have a profound effect on human society. It will truly change the world." - New York Times
Paperback / 1990 / 323 pages
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Descrizione libro Productivity Press, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0060974176
Descrizione libro Productivity Press, 1991. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Based on MIT's five-million-dollar, five-year study on the future of the automobile, three directors of research deliver a groundbreaking analysis of the worldwide move from mass production to lean production. The authors explain lean production and reveal how it works, why it results in more cost-efficient products, and its significant global impact. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0060974176
Descrizione libro Productivity Press, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0060974176
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