The Principles of Scientific Management, by Frederick Taylor
Read the American classic that inspired Shigeo Shingo! Frederick W. Taylor's The Principles of Scientific Managementwas a mental revolution that spawned the very ideas of process improvement, equity and efficiency between workers and management, and the attainability of high production with low labor costs. Taylor discusses eliminating waste by using the system he developed over the course of his career and how it applies to individual, as well as collective, improvement initiatives. As the basis of modern organizational efficiency, this instrumental book has motivated managers and engineers for almost 100 years.