- Hardcover: 152 pages
- Publisher: Productivity Press; 1 edition (March 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0915299143
- ISBN-13: 978-0915299140
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
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From Library Journal
Just-in-Time (JIT) production methods are the rage, as non-Japanese companies attempt to mimic Oriental manufacturers (see Edward J. Hay, The Just in Time Breakthrough , LJ 4/15/88). These methods originated at the Toyota Co. after World War II, and Ohno is philosophical father of the techniques. This volume represents the English translation of his original commentaries, first published in Japan in 1978. More a philosophical commentary and history than an applications manual, it not only presents compelling examples of JIT implementation at Toyota, but also illustrates the mindset behind the system, especially the critical importance of teamwork and the premeditated effort to develop automation with a human touch. Recommended more for historians of JIT than practitioners. Gene R. Laczniak, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Text: English, Japanese (translation)
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Concerning the book I concluded that is a clasic on the topic; Ohno is very didacting explaning the Toyota production System,
I'm a lecturer and I'm recommeding this book to collegues and students,
+ Reinforces many of the basics and things I already believed about TPS, which can be a good thing to do once in a while
+ Does a good job describing the purpose of kanban but stops short of describing how badly it can harm the business when poorly implemented
+ Creates a greater appreciation for how long it took to develop concepts (this was very interesting to me)
+ Some notable quotes to use and share later
+ A good book to read to confirm that the "intro to lean" course you took was (or wasn't) directionally correct
+ Some interesting history about the development of TPS, and that each element was "created in response to a need"
+ Also some interesting commentary on the Ford (Mass Production) System, which I had heard before, but coming from Taiichi's pen made it more meaningful
- Somewhat short on content (117 small pages)
- Misspelled "takt" as"tact" repeatedly and perhaps defines it incorrectly too (how could this happen!?)
Bottom line: A good read for the beginner, the zealot who wishes a refresher or to practice a philosophical TPS "go and see." Not for everybody.
What makes this book unique is that the author was THE pioneer who brought most of these concepts to life. In the last chapters of the book he does a good job at putting his approach in perspective with earlier developments at Toyota, Ford, and GM.
Now, about the book, I believe it's a reference for all operation managers, will give you real inside on why was TPS developed and the importance of it implementation in more field even 40 years later.
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