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

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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 qualitycontrol inspector
 

About Jeffrey Liker

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\ 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.
 
Published January 7, 2004 by McGraw-Hill. 330 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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It has been a turbulent couple of years for the auto industry, but no company experienced more turmoil than Toyota.

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Harvard Business Review

(I am referring to the Toyota I write about in my books — the company as it is supposed to work.) The process of reflecting is what Toyota calls hansei.

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Harvard Business Review

But by using only a small number of suppliers and growing the business of those suppliers, Toyota had fewer different companies to develop — and greater influence over them.

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Harvard Business Review

But by using only a small number of suppliers and growing the business of those suppliers, Toyota had fewer different companies to develop — and greater influence over them.Assertion 6: "A senior executive at a big tier-one supplier argues that although Toyota's single-supplier philosophy served ...

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Harvard Business Review

One of the Toyota principles is to "think and speak based on personally verified facts" and I do not have many when it comes to the actual recalls or how Toyota responds to government regulatory agencies.

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