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Taiichi Ohno was born in Dalian, China, on February 29, 1912. He joined Toyoda Boshoku in 1932 after graduating from the mechanical engineering department of Nagoya Technical High School. Mr. Ohno was transferred to Toyota Motor Company in 1943 and was named the machine shop manager in 1949. He was promoted at Toyota to director in 1954, managing director in 1964, senior managing director in 1970, and executive vice president in 1975. He retired from Toyota in 1978. Mr. Ohno is the father of the Toyota Production System. He authored three works: Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production, Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management, and Just-in-Time for Today and Tomorrow with Setsuo Mito.
Still very relevant today. Lean Principles have finally reached across all industries or any organization who work in teams. Add to your reading list!Published 3 months ago by Scott M. Frost
Very good. I like how the book breaks down it's chapters, making it easier to understand.Published 3 months ago by Terrance Odom
Five stars, because Taichi Ohno is a special person. If you know about Toyota Way, it is very interesting to hear the perspective of the man behind the system. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Ari M Tikka
If you want to go into production or currently doing so, this is the book for you. Amazing, concise, and a very short read for what it is.Published 7 months ago by Aaron C Young
I truly wish more managers would read this fantastic book...maybe then we would have more leaders and fewer managers!Published 11 months ago by Paul Mahoney
Not only a great book the service to get it was wonderful, thanksPublished 11 months ago by James N. Phillips