A closer look at Toyotaas quality and lean manufacturing problemsaand the powerful lessons and warnings they represent. In the general and business press, Toyotaas quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyotaas 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/JITabaToyota Blames Rapid Growth for Quality Problems, a International Herald Tribune . Iht.com/articles/2008/03/13/business/Toyota.php 3. Norihiko Shirouzu, aToyoda Rues Excessive Profit Focus, a Wall Street Journal (March 2, 2010) B3. 4. a Toyotaa#39;s Recall Trouble Impact ... Geraldo Samor, aIn Brazil, Ford Has Discovered a#39;Way Forward, a#39;a Wall Street Journal (July 20, 2006) B1. Austin Weber, aBMa#39;s Assemblyanbsp;...
|Author||:||Richard J. Schonberger|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2010-10-15|