A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Study of the Toyota Production System

From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint, 1st Edition

By Shigeo Shingo, Andrew P. Dillon

Productivity Press

296 pages

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Hardback: 9780915299171
pub: 1989-10-01
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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. 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.

Table of Contents

  • 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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control