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Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World I - James P. Womack

Machine That Changed the World

The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World I

Paperback Published: 13th March 2007
ISBN: 9780743299794
Number Of Pages: 352

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When "The Machine That Changed the World" was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Today Toyota is passing GM as the world's largest auto maker and is the most consistently successful global enterprise of the past fifty years. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota's lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.

Now reissued with a new Foreword and Afterword, "Machine" contrasts two fundamentally different business systems -- lean versus mass, two very different ways of thinking about how humans work together to create value. Based on the largest and most thorough study ever undertaken of any industry -- MIT's five-year, fourteen-country International Motor Vehicle Program -- this book describes the entire managerial system of lean production.

Nearly twenty years ago, Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.

Today "The Machine That Changed the World" provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.

Industry Reviews

"The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globe . . . [and] will have a profound impact on human society--it will truly change the world."-- "New York Times Magazine""A revealing and compellingly readable account of Japan's achievemnt in revolutionizing manufacturing . . . An eye-opener even for those who already knew Japan didn't do it all with robots."-- "Financial Times"The best current book on the changes reshaping manufacturing and the most readable."-- "Business Week

Foreword 2007
Why Toyota Won: A Tale of Two Business Systems Before You Begin This Book
The Industry of Industries in Transition
The Origins of Lean Production
The Rise and Fall of Mass Production
The Rise of Lean Production
The Elements of Lean Production
Running the Factory
Designing the Car
Coordinating the Supply Chain
Dealing With Customers
Managing the Lean Enterprise Diffusing Lean Production
Confusion About Diffusion
Completing The Transition
Epilogue
Afterword 2007
What We Have Learned About Lean Production Since 1990
Notes
Appendixes
International Motor Vehicle Program Sponsoring Organizations
International Motor Vehicle Program Research Affiliate Team
Imvp Program and Forum Participants
Acknowledgments
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780743299794
ISBN-10: 0743299795
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th March 2007
Publisher: FREE PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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