1st Edition

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

By Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon Copyright 1989
    296 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    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.

    • Mechanism of the production function
    • Improvement of process
    • Improvement of operation
    • Development of non-stock production
    • Interpretation of the Toyota Production System
    • Mechanism of TPS
    • Development of a "kanban" system
    • Regarding TPS
    • Course of TPS
    • Introduction and development of TPS
    • Summary


    Shigeo Shingo(1909 – 1990) was a Japanese industrial engineer specialized in quality control. He is known for various quality techniques concepts such as Poka-Yoke , Mistake Proofing, SMED , Just in Time Production , and Jidoka.