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Foreword
ForewordJohn ShookFormer Toyota ManagerWHEN JEFF LIKER AND DAVID MEIER asked me to write a foreword for this fieldbook, I immediately and enthusiastically replied yes, but then had an immediate and nagging feeling of concern. A "fieldbook" on the Toyota Way? What exactly is a fieldbook, and how would it describe the Toyota Way? A cookbook with recipes? A roadmap?But what you the reader will find in these pages is no cookbook or roadmap, but more of a compass to set direction and help you steer your own course. Your guides Jeff and David are fellow travelers and well-equipped to help you, a fact I know well. Somewhat coincidentally, I was on the ground with both Jeff and David the first time they set foot on Gemba…
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Jeffrey K. Liker; David Meier: Toyota Way Fieldbook. Foreword, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006), AccessEngineering Export