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Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

Taiichi Ohno ; foreword by Norman Bodek
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Mass. : Productivity Press, [1988]
Language
English
Japanese (translated from)
Uniform Title
Toyota Seisan Hōshiki English
ISBN
0915299143, 9780915299140
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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.
Description
xix, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
  • Translation of: Toyota seisan hōshiki.
  • Originally published 1978 in Japan.
  • Endpapers are timelines from 1945 to 1975.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index.
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