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Study of 'Toyota' Production System from Industrial Engineering Viewpoint

Shingo, Shigeo

Published by Japan Management Association, Tokyo, Japan, 1985
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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[2], 364 pages. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, index. Stamp inside front cover. Sticker on fep. Production related ephemera laid in. The author was President of the Japanese Institute of Management Improvement. The Toyota Production System (TPS) is an integrated socio-technical system, developed by Toyota, that comprises its management philosophy and practices. The TPS organizes manufacturing and logistics for the automobile manufacturer, including interaction with suppliers and customers. The system is a major precursor of the more generic "lean manufacturing." Taiichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda, Japanese industrial engineers, developed the system between 1948 and 1975. Originally called "just-in-time production," it builds on the approach created by the founder of Toyota, Sakichi Toyoda, his son Kiichiro Toyoda, and the engineer Taiichi Ohno. The principles underlying the TPS are embodied in The Toyota Way. Shigeo Shingo (1909-1990), born in Saga City, Japan, was a Japanese industrial engineer who is considered as the world s leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System. Shingo contributed to the formalization of some aspects of the management philosophy known as the Toyota Production System (TPS), developed and applied in Japan since the 1950s and later implemented in a huge number of companies in the world. In 1988, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University recognized Dr. Shingo for his lifetime accomplishments and created the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence that recognizes world-class, lean organizations and operational excellence. The theorist of important innovations related to Industrial engineering, such as Poka-yoke and the Zero Quality Control, Shingo influenced fields other than manufacturing. His concepts of SMED, mistake-proofing, and "zero quality control" have all been applied in process engineering. Reprint. Seventh printing 1985 (first printing in 1981). Bookseller Inventory # 71617

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Title: Study of 'Toyota' Production System from ...

Publisher: Japan Management Association, Tokyo, Japan

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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