Toyota Way Fieldbook

by: Jeffrey K. Liker, David Meier


Abstract: The book begins with a review of the principles of the Toyota Way through the 4Ps model—Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving. Readers looking to learn from Toyota's lean systems will be provided with the inside knowledge they need to define the company's purpose and develop a long-term philosophy; create value streams with connected flow, standardized work, and level production; build a culture to stop and fix problems; develop leaders who promote and support the system; find and develop exceptional people and partners; learn the meaning of true root cause problem solving; and lead the change process and transform the total enterprise. The depth of detail provided draws on the authors' combined experience of coaching and supporting companies in lean transformation. Toyota experts at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, formally trained David Meier in TPS. Combined with Jeff Liker's extensive study of Toyota and his insightful knowledge the authors have developed unique models and ideas to explain the true philosophies and principles of the Toyota Production System.
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Title: Toyota Way Fieldbook

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2006 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071448932

Authors:

Jeffrey K. Liker the author of the bestselling The Toyota Way, is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and cofounder and Director of the Japan Technology Management Program at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in The Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and other leading publications.

David Meier is the President of Lean Associates and was Group Leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years. He helps other organizations across many industries learn from the Toyota Way.

Description: The book begins with a review of the principles of the Toyota Way through the 4Ps model—Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving. Readers looking to learn from Toyota's lean systems will be provided with the inside knowledge they need to define the company's purpose and develop a long-term philosophy; create value streams with connected flow, standardized work, and level production; build a culture to stop and fix problems; develop leaders who promote and support the system; find and develop exceptional people and partners; learn the meaning of true root cause problem solving; and lead the change process and transform the total enterprise. The depth of detail provided draws on the authors' combined experience of coaching and supporting companies in lean transformation. Toyota experts at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, formally trained David Meier in TPS. Combined with Jeff Liker's extensive study of Toyota and his insightful knowledge the authors have developed unique models and ideas to explain the true philosophies and principles of the Toyota Production System.