Fixing Toyota: Quality Is Hard—Lean Is Much Harder

Book Description

A closer look at Toyota’s quality and lean manufacturing problems–and the powerful lessons and warnings they represent.

In the general and business press, Toyota’s quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyota’s namesake production system (TPS), also called lean manufacturing or just-in-time production (JIT), has been sullied. To see why this is a concern, consider the primary objective of the Toyota system/lean/JIT…

Product Information

  • Title: Fixing Toyota: Quality Is Hard—Lean Is Much Harder
  • Author(s): Richard J. Schonberger
  • Release date: October 2010
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780132596480