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The Evolution of Manufacturing Systems at Toyota - Takahiro Fujimoto

The Evolution of Manufacturing Systems at Toyota

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780195123203
Number Of Pages: 400

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What is the true source of a firm's long-term competitive advantage in manufacturing? Through original field studies, historical research, and statistical analyses, this book shows how Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the world's largest automobile companies, built distinctive capabilities in production, product development, and supplier management. Fujimoto asserts that it is Toyota's evolutionary learning capability that gives the company its advantage and demonstrates how this learning is put to use in daily work.

"This is much more than a book about Toyota or a book about manufacturing....The book contains important contributions to the theory and practice of organizational learning that will be equally interesting to the practitioner and the academic."--Journal of Product Innovation Management "...the book reveals the ways a very successful, if not the most successful, automobile manufacturing company operates on various levels....useful for those in business."--Choice "This is much more than a book about Toyota or a book about manufacturing....The book contains important contributions to the theory and practice of organizational learning that will be equally interesting to the practitioner and the academic."--Journal of Product Innovation Management "...the book reveals the ways a very successful, if not the most successful, automobile manufacturing company operates on various levels....useful for those in business."--Choice

PART I: Emergence and Functions of the Total Manufacturing System 1: An Evolutionary Framework for Manufacturing 2: System Emergence at Toyota: History 3: System Emergence at Toyota: Reinterpretation 4: The Anatomy of Manufacturing Routines: An Information View PART II: Emergence and Functions of the Three Subsystems: Supplier, Development, and Production 5: Evolution of the Black Box Parts Supplier System 6: Evolution of Product Development Routines 7: Evolution of Toyota's New Assembly System 8: Conclusion: Toyota as a "Prepared Organization" Appendix A. The Evolutionary Framework: Generic and Specific Appendix B. The Basics of Toyota-style Manufacturing Notes References Index

ISBN: 9780195123203
ISBN-10: 0195123204
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1