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A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint

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This is the "green book" that started it all -- the first book in English on JIT, written from the engineer's viewpoint. When Omark Industries bought 500 copies and studied it companywide, Omark became the American pioneer in JIT.Here is Dr. Shingo's classic industrial engineering rationale for the priority of process-based over operational improvements in manufacturing. H ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Productivity Press
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Bob Wallner
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Dr. Shigeo Shingo is one of my favorite authors from the Japanese productivity movement. His work with SMED and poka yoke is unquestionably some of the most advanced writings on the topic. His skills as an industrial engineer are virtually unmatched even today.

In this book, he looks at the Toyota production system from a consultants viewpoint. Much of the book discusses the areas he's comfortable with (SMED and poka yoke), but there are several instances where he goes outside of his comfort zone
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The book is a bad interpretation -Or perhaps a word for word interpretation of the original Japanese language it was written in. This to make seems to understand hard! If you like that sentence then you will like the book. I read half-way through before I gave up.
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