Fixing Toyota by Richard J. Schonberger
Quality Is Hard--Lean Is Much Harder

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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…


About Richard J. Schonberger

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Richard J. Schonberger, author of Japanese Manufacturing Techniques (also from The Free Press), is a world-renowned authority on production and manufacturing. President of the consulting firm of Schonberger & Associates, Inc., in Seattle, Washington, he was formerly George Cook Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska.
Published October 15, 2010 by FT Press. 22 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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