Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management

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9780984139606: Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management

This classic work by the founding father of the Toyota Production System returns to print in a new translation. Ohno delivers timeless lessons on how to effectively manage the gemba actual place or work. He relates stories from across his nearly 40 years of struggle to establish the Toyota Production System as both a mindset and supporting behaviors of constant improvement. In the book s 37 chapters, Ohno covers a broad range of topics and lays out the fundamental philosophy of kaizen (continuous improvement) that has made Toyota the most successful automobile manufacturer today.

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Taiichi Ohno was born in Dalian, China on February 29, 1912. He joined Toyoda Boshoku in 1932 after graduating from the mechanical engineering department of Nagoya Technical High School. He was transferred to Toyota Motor Company in 1943, and he was named as the machine shop manager in 1949. He was promoted at Toyota to director in 1954, managing director in 1964, senior managing director in 1970, and executive vice president in 1975. Ohno retired from Toyota in 1978. Taiichi Ohno is the father of the Toyota Production System. Taiichi Ohno authored three works: The Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production, Taiichi Ohno s Workplace Management, and Just-In-Time For Today and Tomorrow with Setsuo Mito Taiichi Ohno died on May 28, 1990 in Toyota City, Japan.


"This book brings to us Taiichi Ohno's philosophy of workplace management - the thinking behind the Toyota Production System. I personally get a thrill down my spine to read these thoughts in Ohno's own words. My favorite part is his discussion of the misconceptions hidden within common sense and how management needs a revolution of awareness. " - Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Director of Japan Technology Management Program, University of Michigan and Author, The Toyota Way --Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management

"Many lean students would want nothing more than to spend a day with Taiichi Ohno walking through their plant. This book is the closest thing we have left to that experience." - Jamie Flinchbaugh, Co-author "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road" --Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management

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Taiichi Ohno
Published by Gemba Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0984139605 ISBN 13: 9780984139606
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