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  • Visible Knowledge for Flawless Design

    The Secret Behind Lean Product Development

    By Allen C. Ward, Dantar P. Oosterwal, Durward K. Sobek II

    Visible knowledge is a tool nearly lost in the West, but it has been used to great effect by Toyota in its 50-year march from noncompetitiveness to its current status as the second largest automobile company in the world. It is key for the 50% growth in market share Toyota plans for this decade…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
    Productivity Press

  • Understanding A3 Thinking

    A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System

    By Durward K. Sobek II., Art Smalley

    Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The…

    Hardback – 2008-03-07
    Productivity Press

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