The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean

The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean
Publisher: Productivity Press
Date: 2011-08-29
ISBN-10: 1439846049
ISBN-13: 9781439846049
Language: English
Pages: 218
Added: 2016-02-22 23:40:03

Written by a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry with nearly two decades of experience working for Toyota, this book supplies a firsthand account of the realities behind implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean presents authoritative insight on how to use the TPS to drive operational value and improvement across all segments of an organization.

Highlighting¬†valuable lessons learned directly from the TPS masters at the Toyota factories in Japan, John Stewart provides a time-tested approach for implementing a process of continuous improvement. Delving into his wide-ranging experience-that includes time as a team member on the assembly line and managing the vehicle assembly division for Toyota’s largest European operation in the United Kingdom-he explains how to get the process started, how to get senior management excited about the possibilities, and details a process for implementing the TPS in your organization.

  • Written by an industry veteran named one of the Top 10 Automotive Executives by Automotive News in 2007
  • Unveils the methods used within the walls of the world’s premier manufacturing organization
  • Illustrates valuable lessons learned with real-world examples of TPS implementations
  • Describes five simple steps for executing change in any organization

The book includes case studies that illustrate real-life successes and failures behind the walls of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing organization. Detailing a five-step process for executing improvement initiatives, it supplies you with the tools and understanding of the core principles of the TPS needed to implement and sustain a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.
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