Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production and over 800,000 other books are available for Amazon Kindle – Amazon’s new wireless reading device. Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Kindle Edition $37.56
(You can always move it to a different device later with Whispersync)
 
 
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
or
Get a $11.50 Amazon.com Gift Card
Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
 
 

  See 1 customer image
Start reading Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don’t have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production [Hardcover]

Taiichi Ohno (Author), Norman Bodek (Foreword)
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
Like (0)

List Price: $51.95
Price: $44.07 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
You Save: $7.88 (15%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Saturday, January 22? Order it in the next , and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
34 new from $40.00 38 used from $22.73 1 collectible from $42.00
Textbook Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for Students. Learn more

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $37.56  
Hardcover $44.07  
Audio, CD, Abridged $32.95  

Frequently Bought Together

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production + The Toyota Way + Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
Price For All Three: $80.26

Show availability and shipping details

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Description

Here's the first information ever published in Japan on the Toyota production system (known as Just-In-Time manufacturing). Here Ohno, who created JIT for Toyota, reveals the origins, daring innovations, and ceaseless evolution of the Toyota system into a full management system. You'll learn how to manage JIT from the man who invented it, and to create a winning JIT environment in your own manufacturing operation.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Productivity Press; 1st Edition. edition (March 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915299143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915299140
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?


 

Customer Reviews

28 Reviews
5 star:
 (24)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
4.8 out of 5 stars (28 customer reviews)
 
 
 
 
Share your thoughts with other customers:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent explanation of principles of Just In Time Mfg., September 16, 1997
By A Customer
This review is from: Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production (Hardcover)
Mr. Ohno is the father of Toyota's just in time production system, also called lean manufacturing, though it is more than just that. The book gives an excellent primer on the basic principles of JIT, work-flow, leveling, waste minimization, etc. He also covers the history and application of these philosophies at Toyota. The book is a surprisingly good read, and Mr. Ohno's dynamic and engaging personality shows through. A must read for MBA students, persons in manufacturing or occupations where time is money.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


18 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars The real guts of the Toyota Production System, October 3, 2005
By 
John C. Cox (Seneca, SC United States) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production (Hardcover)
This book gives some real insight into the how the "Toyota Production System" actually gets results -- not the mess you hear consultants preaching about on every street corner.

I think that to understand the "Toyota Production System," you need to understand that these guys were only trying to eliminate waste. 5-S, Kanban, Kaizen, Lean, Poka-yoke, SMED, and 1-piece flow were solutions to problems that they encountered when trying to get rid of the waste.

This is why the Consultant's shiny new silver bullet doesn't work for many companies -- they just don't get it. The solutions listed above are ways to solve specific problems such as inventory losses, bad quality, long wait times, production bottle necks, etc.... They aren't really "Methods" in themselves to analyze a problem.... just the solutions they found effective.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


15 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult material covered simply, February 19, 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production (Hardcover)
This is a short book and as such gets to the point. Explains difficult concepts in a simple way. This book explains how JIT, Kanban, Zero Defects came about. Also shows what is missing from American JIT and that is production leveling.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Share your thoughts with other customers: Create your own review
 
 
 
Most Recent Customer Reviews











Only search this product's reviews



Customers Also Bought Items By

loading

Inside This Book (learn more)




Customers Viewing This Page May Be Interested in These Sponsored Links

  (What's this?)
     TPS Performance Tools opens new browser window
  www.acsco.com   -   Download free lean operation tools,value stream, yamazumi charts
     Auto Supplier Whitepaper opens new browser window
  offers.plex.com   -   Meet Quality Mandates & Customer Requirements. Download Free Study.
     Manufacturing system opens new browser window
  www.sageaccpac.com   -   Customize Manufacturing Software To Meet Your Needs. View Sage Demo.

What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
76% buy the item featured on this page:
Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production 4.8 out of 5 stars (28)
$44.07
The Toyota Way
9% buy
The Toyota Way 4.4 out of 5 stars (104)
$18.45
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry
6% buy
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-- Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry 4.3 out of 5 stars (46)
$9.28
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
5% buy
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated 4.1 out of 5 stars (62)
$17.74

Tag this product

 (What's this?)
Think of a tag as a keyword or label you consider is strongly related to this product.
Tags will help all customers organize and find favorite items.
 

Customer Discussions


Listmania!


So You'd Like to...



Look for Similar Items by Category


Look for Similar Items by Subject

 

Feedback

If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us.
 Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?
Is there any other feedback you would like to provide? Click here

Your comments can help make our site better for everyone.


Your Recent History

 (What's this?)