The Machine That Changed the World

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416554521
Release Date: 2007-03-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors. When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success. Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution. Today The Machine That Changed the World provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.

The Machine That Changed the World

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847375964
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Business & Economics

When James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by Toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on MIT's pioneering global study of industrial competition, THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as GM and Ford struggle to survive and a wide range of British abd American companies embrace lean production. A new Foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.

The Machine that Changed the World

Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 1847370551
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Automobile industrie

When James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by Toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on MIT's pioneering global study of industrial competition, THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as GM and Ford struggle to survive and a wide range of British abd American companies embrace lean production. A new Foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.

The Strategic Mind

Author: Bob Gorzynski
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924108240601
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Strategic planning

The world as we know it is changing rapidly and beyond recognition. To move towards a 'world that works for all' will require a profound shift in the way that we think - and the capacity for each one of us to become a leader in initiating change in our own lives, businesses and communities to begin to live in long-term sustainable harmony with the world around us. "The Strategic Mind" provides a framework for developing a deeper, more holistic form of thinking using seven core disciplines: know your own story; think small; go slowly; serve others; reflect; be simple; and, dream. Packed with examples and case studies from the very large (BP, Amazon, Apple) to the very small, the book provides both theoretical insight and practical guidance for the 21st-century manager wanting to develop a sustainable business strategy, responsive to the needs of the wider community as well as to the needs of shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and business partners.

E strategies for Resource Management Systems

Author: Eshaa M. Alkhalifa
Publisher: IGI Global Snippet
ISBN: 9781616920173
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book offers insight into current research practices and trends in Information Resource Management strategies that are implemented electronically"--Provided by publisher.

Reengineering the Corporation

Author: Michael Hammer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061808644
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The most successful business book of the last decade, Reengineering the Corporation is the pioneering work on the most important topic in business today: achieving dramatic performance improvements. This book leads readers through the radical redesign of a company's processes, organization, and culture to achieve a quantum leap in performance. Michael Hammer and James Champy have updated and revised their milestone work for the New Economy they helped to create -- promising to help corporations save hundreds of millions of dollars more, raise their customer satisfaction still higher, and grow ever more nimble in the years to come.

Nike Culture

Author: Robert Goldman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761961496
Release Date: 1998-12-28
Genre: Social Science

This book is one of the first to take an in-depth look at how an advertising image works. It situates the Nike swoosh logo in terms of political economy, sociology, culture and semiotics. Nike Culture describes and deconstructs the themes and structures of Nike's advertising, outlines the contradictions between image and practice, and explores the logic of the sign economy. In addition, by focusing on issues revolving around representations of race, class and gender, the desire for both community and recognition, and the construction of sport as a spiritual enterprise, the book offers insights into the cultural contradictions embedded in sports culture.

Lean Production

Author: Tommy Funke
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640646722
Release Date: 2010-06-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich BWL - Beschaffung, Produktion, Logistik, Note: 2,7, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Seminararbeit befasst sich mit dem Werk „The machine that changed the world“ von James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones und Daniel Ross. Es soll hierbei dargestellt werden wie das von Toyota entwickelte Produktionssystem funktioniert und was für Faktoren es erfolgreicher machen. Das System der „lean production“ tauchte Mitte der 1960er Jahre auf und stellte eine Bedrohung für die vielen Massenproduzenten der amerikanischen und europäischen Automobilindustrie dar. Wie im Zitat ersichtlich merkten die Produzenten aus Amerika zwar das es ein neues Produktionssystem gab, aber sie verstanden nicht was es so erfolgreich machte, bzw. was die Elemente sind, die den Japanern einen Vorteil bringen. Deshalb untersuchten die Autoren das komplette System der Automobilherstellung. Die Ergebnisse dieser Studie werden im Folgenden dargestellt. Sie sollen einen Beitrag dazu leisten, dass das System verstanden wird und das die Vorteile gegenüber der Massenproduktion beleuchtet werden.

Lean Solutions

Author: Daniel T. Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471111013
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A massive disconnect exists today between consumers and providers. As consumers, we have a greater selection of higher quality goods and services to choose from, yet our experience of obtaining and using these items is more frustrating than ever. At the same time, companies find themselves with declining customer loyalty, greater challenges in fulfilling orders, and a general sense of dissatisfaction in connecting with their customers. In LEAN SOLUTIONS, lean production experts Womack and Jones show consumers and companies alike how they can align their goals to achieve greater value with less waste.

Taiichi Ohnos Workplace Management

Author: Taiichi Ohno
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071808026
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics

COMMEMORATING THE 100th BIRTHDAY OF TAIICHI OHNO Businesses worldwide are successfully implementing the Toyota Production System to speed up processes, reduce waste, improve quality, and cut costs. While there is widespread adoption of TPS, there is still much to be learned about its fundamental principles. This unique volume delivers a clear, concise overview of the Toyota Production System and kaizen in the very words of the architect of both of these movements, Taiicho Ohno, published to mark what would have been his 100th birthday. Filled with insightful new commentary from global quality visionaries, Taiichi Ohno’s Workplace Management is a classic that shows how Toyota managers were taught to think. Based on a series of interviews with Ohno himself, this timeless work is a tribute to his genius and to the core values that have made, and continue to make, Toyota one of the most successful manufacturers in the world. "Whatever name you may give our system, there are parts of it that are so far removed from generally accepted ideas (common sense) that if you do it only half way, it can actually make things worse." "If you are going to do TPS you must do it all the way. You also need to change the way you think. You need to change how you look at things." -- Taiichi Ohno "This book brings to us Taiichi Ohno's philosophy of workplace management--the thinking behind the Toyota Production System. I personally get a thrill down my spine to read these thoughts in Ohno’s own words." -- Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Director, Japan Technology Management Program, University of Michigan, and Author, The Toyota Way Based on a series of interviews with Taiicho Ohno, this unique volume delivers a clear, concise overview of the Toyota Production System and kaizen in the very words of the architect of both of these movements, published to mark what would have been his 100th birthday. INCLUDES INSIGHTFUL NEW COMMENTARY FROM: Fujio Cho, Chairman of Toyota Corporation Masaaki Imai, Founder of the Kaizen Institute Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Director, Japan Technology Management Program, University of Michigan, and author John Shook, Chairman and CEO of the Lean Enterprise Institute Bob Emiliani, Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Connecticut State University Jon Miller, CEO of the Kaizen Institute

Faster Higher Farther The Volkswagen Scandal

Author: Jack Ewing
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393254525
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics

A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VW’s rise from “the people’s car” during the Nazi era to one of Germany’s most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being “green.” He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that the corporate culture they fostered drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Unable to build cars that could meet emissions standards in the United States honestly, engineers were left with no choice but to cheat. Volkswagen then compounded the fraud by spending millions marketing “clean diesel,” only to have the lie exposed by a handful of researchers on a shoestring budget, resulting in a guilty plea to criminal charges in a landmark Department of Justice case. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs mentality prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history’s farthest-reaching cases of fraud—with potentially devastating consequences.

The Productive Models

Author: Robert Boyer
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 1403900728
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Until recently most observers were of the opinion that firms had to adopt a Japanese model of management or perish. They overlooked the fact that there are a number of efficient productive models and that there is no single 'best way'. This book shows the diversity of productive models and discusses the optimum macro and micro economic and social conditions that a firm needs to stay profitable. In conclusion the authors suggest an analytical framework of profitability conditions, easily accessible to practitioners, academics and students.

A Study of the Toyota Production System

Author: Shigeo Shingo
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 0915299178
Release Date: 1989-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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. He explains the basic mechanisms of the Toyota production system, examines production as a functional network of processes and operations, and then discusses the mechanism necessary to make JIT possible in any manufacturing plant. Provides original source material on Just-ln-Time Demonstrates new ways to think about profit, inventory, waste, and productivity Explains the principles of leveling, standard work procedures, multi-machine handling, supplier relations, and much more If you are a serious student of manufacturing, you will benefit greatly from reading this primary resource on the powerful fundamentals of JIT.