Toyota's Supply Chain Management by Roy Vasher
A Strategic Approach to Toyota's Renowned System

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The Toyota Production System is the benchmark used throughout the world for “lean” thinking. Now you can model your own processes after those of the company that “wrote the book on supply chain management.”

Written by two experts on the subject, along with a former Toyota senior executive, this book details the most celebrated supply chain operation in the world to help you form an integrated, synchronized system that will be the envy of your industry.

You will find key insight into the logic behind every point of Toyota’s supply chain, along with both the tactics and strategies you can use to build an outstanding system of your own. Toyota Supply Chain Management explains how to achieve balance and efficiency by focusing on:

Variety: Determine your variety of offerings based on operational efficiency and market demand Velocity: Maintain a steady flow through all processes of the supply chain Variability: Manage inconsistencies carefully to reduce cost and improve quality Visibility: Ensure the transparency of all processes to enable continuous learning and improvement

The authors provide valuable insider tips and offer hands-on guidance for improvingproduction and operations in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, banking, credit processing, and retailing.

With careful attention paid to every aspect of the subject—from principles and theories to operations and best practices—Toyota Supply Chain Management is the most comprehensive, insightful guide to forging a world-class supply chain system.


About Roy Vasher

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Ananth V. Iyer is a Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Sridhar Seshadri is associate professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Roy Vasher is a retired senior executive from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, North America. Seshadri received his PhD in Management Science at the University of California Berkeley in 1993 and has an MBA and undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. His dissertation was on stochastic modeling of semiconductor manufacturing and he has consulting experience with Lancome and the Federal Home Loan Bank in New York. He teaches Operations Management and electives in the Stern School at NYU.
Published June 4, 2009 by McGraw-Hill. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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