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The Toyota Way 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K. Liker

The Toyota Way 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer


The Toyota Way 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey K. Liker

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a quality control inspector

About the Author

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is a professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan and cofounder and director of the Japan Technology Management Program at the University of Michigan.

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Publication date

1st January 2004


Jeffrey K. Liker

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


350 pages


Management & management techniques



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