The Toyota Kaizen Continuum

The Toyota Kaizen Continuum

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Written by a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry with nearly two decades of experience working for Toyota, this book supplies a firsthand account of the realities behind implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean presents authoritative insight on how to use the TPS to drive operational value and improvement across all segments of an organization. Highlighting valuable lessons learned directly from the TPS masters at the Toyota factories in Japan, John Stewart provides a time-tested approach for implementing a process of continuous improvement. Delving into his wide-ranging experiencea€”that includes time as a team member on the assembly line and managing the vehicle assembly division for Toyotaa€™s largest European operation in the United Kingdoma€”he explains how to get the process started, how to get senior management excited about the possibilities, and details a process for implementing the TPS in your organization. Written by an industry veteran named one of the Top 10 Automotive Executives by Automotive News in 2007 Unveils the methods used within the walls of the worlda€™s premier manufacturing organization Illustrates valuable lessons learned with real-world examples of TPS implementations Describes five simple steps for executing change in any organization The book includes case studies that illustrate real-life successes and failures behind the walls of the worlda€™s largest automobile manufacturing organization. Detailing a five-step process for executing improvement initiatives, it supplies you with the tools and understanding of the core principles of the TPS needed to implement and sustain a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.Figure 6.22 Maintenance Example. The second factor for establishing a reliable operation is to have a process for ensuring the maintenance of the equipment. The most widespread problem in operations with equipment uptime less than 90 %anbsp;...

Title:The Toyota Kaizen Continuum
Author:John Stewart
Publisher:CRC Press - 2011-08-29


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