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It's not a reference, it's a tool to change your thinking
on May 19, 2014
The purpose of this book isn't to hand you tools to convert your manufacturing management into the Toyota Production System. The purpose of this book is to plant a TPS seed in your mind while giving it just enough water to let it grow.
While the ideas in this book are not outlandish or even new, they are presented in a way that resonates at every turn. The writing can be a little repetitive and hokey, but since you can enjoy the entire contents in less than an hour, I don't think it's a problem whatsoever. I think the best way to put this book to work is to read it once in one sitting, then read it chapter by chapter afterwards. When you run into a problem that needs more explicit process theory, the suggested reading list in the back should guide you down the path of TPS goodness.
There are still some things I'm unclear of, but I will research as time continues.