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Author: John Stewart
Publisher: Portland : CRC Press, 2011.
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Presents a firsthand account of how to implement the Toyota Production System (TPS) throughout an organization. This book answers the questions of how to get the process started and how to get senior  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stewart, John.
Toyota Kaizen Continuum : A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean.
Portland : CRC Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Stewart
ISBN: 9781439846056 1439846057
OCLC Number: 967110204
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: IntroductionDon't Believe Everything That You Read in a BookABC's of TPSThe Kaizen ContinuumFoundational Elements of the Toyota Production System An Overview of the Toyota Production System Toyota's Recent TurmoilA History of the Toyota Production SystemKentucky AlchemyKeep It SimpleThe Toyota Production System versus Lean ManufacturingStandardization Quest for the Cube Visiting the Plant Floor Understanding Standardized WorkJust In Time (JIT) The Pull System Flow Production Takt TimeJidokaContinuous Improvement (Kaizen)Developing the ToolsWhy the Toyota Production System Makes Sense: Common SenseCommon Sense 101Understanding ValueUnderstanding DemandCommon Sense in ActionCommon Misconceptions and Misunderstandings Regarding the Toyota Production SystemTPS Misconceptions and MisunderstandingsWhich Way Is Best?Toyota Production System Historical OverviewKanban System OverviewThe Toyota WayThe Customer Knows BestGo. See. ActWaste Management ... Improving the Manufacturing Process One Kaizen at a TimeGap ManagementThe Three M's Muda Transportation Waiting Overstock Overproduction Repair Overprocessing Non-Value-Added Work Muri MuraClassification of Muda Transportation Waiting Overstock Overproduction Repair Overprocessing Non-Value-Added Work Muda Countermeasure MethodsWaste Elimination ExampleThe Golden Rules of the Toyota Production SystemFundamentalsThe Golden Rules of TPS Simplify Standardize SpecializeCapital Investment Guidelines Tangible Return on Investment Period Recycle, Redeploy, and Reuse Simple, Safe, and ReliableCost Management for ProfitabilityUnderstanding the Death SpiralUnderstanding the Cost Structure Fixed and Variable Costs Minimum Variable Costs Break-Even Point Managing Costs Managing Cost ExampleExecutionFacing RealityThe Five-Step Process for Executing Improvement Initiatives Assessment: Understanding the Business Setting the Course Identify the Project Leader Completely Understand the Project Assessment Completely Understand the Project Target Identify the Project Resources Determine the Roles and Responsibilities Develop the Plan Completely Understand the Costs Communicate Execution Rapid Implementation Stabilization Continuous ImprovementConclusionIndex


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