Fixing Toyota

Fixing Toyota

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A closer look at Toyotaa€™s quality and lean manufacturing problemsa€“and the powerful lessons and warnings they represent. In the general and business press, Toyotaa€™s quality issues are just that: quality issues. The industrial community wonders if there might be more to it: whether Toyotaa€™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/JITa€ba€œToyota Blames Rapid Growth for Quality Problems, a€ International Herald Tribune . 3. Norihiko Shirouzu, a€œToyoda Rues Excessive Profit Focus, a€ Wall Street Journal (March 2, 2010) B3. 4. a€œ Toyotaa#39;s Recall Trouble Impact ... Geraldo Samor, a€œIn Brazil, Ford Has Discovered a#39;Way Forward, a#39;a€ Wall Street Journal (July 20, 2006) B1. Austin Weber, a€œBMa#39;s Assemblyanbsp;...

Title:Fixing Toyota
Author:Richard J. Schonberger
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010-10-15


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